Investors Pouring More Into Impact Investments

In this ThinkAdvisor article, Michael Fischer presents highlights from the J.P. Morgan and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2014 Impact Investor Survey.  Survey participants — 125 fund managers, banks, foundations development finance institutions and pension funds around the world — expected to allocate $12.7 billion this year, and anticipated a 31% increase in the number of deals. The survey found that respondents collectively managed $46 billion in impact investments, 70% of which was invested in emerging markets and 30% in developed markets. Ninety-one percent of investors surveyed reported financial returns above or in line with their expectations, and 99% said the same about social and/or environmental impact. More than half of investors acknowledged they were seeking competitive financial returns from their impact investment commitments.

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