The appeal of impact investing has reached all-time highs in the fifth impact investing survey by global asset manager American Century Investments.
“The Wei Forward Report”, written by Lord Wei of Shoreditch, the social entrepreneur and Conservative peer, and commissioned by Future Planet Capital, the international impact investment group, sets out how venture capital can provide the solution to harnessing university-originated innovation, enabling a next generation of entrepreneurs to supercharge efforts to solve the biggest problems like climate change, health, educations, and security issues, whilst still delivering profits for investors.
By Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir (pictured), Chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board, White Oak Global Advisors – The strong desire to help others and protect our planet is present in many of us and has been a defining feature of humanity for centuries. While the possibilities for giving back have never been broader, leading busy professional lives leaves most people with little free time to consider the options.
As more people look to make a positive influence on society and the environment with their investments, impact investing is becoming an increasingly common practice among retail investors. The size of the impact investing market has grown by 42.4 per cent and as of last April is worth USD715 billion, compared to USD502 billion in 2019.
UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Laura Cameron Long as Revitalising Trusts Manager, Cameron Longe joins UKCF permanently after working in funding and fundraising for over 15 years.
Rathbone Greenbank Investments, Rathbones’ specialist ethical, sustainable and impact research and investment team, has appointed Saleem Shivji as a collectives analyst. He will report to John David, head of Rathbone Greenbank Investments.
The pandemic is breeding a new generation of active and purpose-driven investors in their late 20s and early 30s who are keen to do more and do good with their money, according to new research published today by Nutmeg.
Wealth management firm, Quilter Cheviot, has launched a discretionary investment strategy aimed at clients who want Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations to be a key driver of investment selection, without compromising on their long-term financial considerations.
Against the backdrop of a pandemic, healthcare continues to be front and centre as the cause that aligns most with personal values or priorities when making an impact investment, according to a new survey by global asset manager American Century Investments.
A new report launched by Campden Wealth, Global Impact Solutions Today (GIST), and Barclays Private Bank reveals the growth in leading private wealth holders and family offices investing for positive social and environment impact, with the average portfolio allocation set to almost double, increasing from 20 per cent in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.