Tuesday
June 16
2020

With $715B in AUM, Impact Investors Stay the Course, Despite the Pandemic

By Anne Field

Amid a backdrop of a global pandemic and protests against brutal treatment of African Americans by police and systemic racism, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) just produced its 10th annual survey of the market.

Its findings: Impact investors largely haven’t abandoned their previous investing plans. They are, in fact, staying the course. As for growth, a separate study of 1,700 impact investors found that aggregate assets under management increased from $502 billion in 2019 to $715 billion this year.

Amit Bouri, CEO and co-founder of the GIIN, also sees our current tumultuous times as a moment when impact investors can play a critical role. “I think impact investing is more important now than ever before,” he says. “Impact investing can play a role in re-imagining capitalism and reshaping the future.”

 

Photo courtesy of Tai’s Captures.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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Coronavirus, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Investing
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capitalism, coronavirus, corporate social responsibility, GIIN, human rights, impact investment, investors