29 Aug '16, 9am

Why measuring impacts can drive business value

In a report published in June, the US SIF Foundation acknowledged that while “the work of sustainable investors for the last 30 years — across asset classes — as investments meant to make impact, there is no doubt that the emergence of 'impact investing' has brought new interest and investors to the field.” The report rightly focuses on the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) impacts of sustainable investment, listing a number of recent developments that illustrate the growing influence of sustainable investors; “the value of assets that take into account ESG factors in investment analysis or shareholder engagement grew 76 percent between 2012 and 2014 to reach $6.57 trillion,” the report states, “or one out of every six dollars under professional management." Yet, according to a recent survey of self-described impact investors, published by the Global Imp...

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