What is impact investing: Brief history § the super simple definition for new investors.

What makes and investment impact investment?

  • Intentionality for impact. Impact companies and investors form what they call their “impact thesis”, which defines the activities they intend to perform, and how these actives are expected to create a certain environmental and social impact. Impact is not a side effect or something they do on the side. It is the core intent of their business or investment.
  • Measurability, or as called in the jargon impact measurement and management (IMM) is critical. Just line financial management, impact management and measurement of returns is a sine non qua. IMM practices vary and are developing, and merit a separate article.
  • Financial return. Impact investments are not charity work. Just like impact is intended, financial return, albeit it may be at different levels depending on the company and investor, are absolutely expected. Otherwise, it’s not an investment, it’s philanthropic donation or charity work.

Where is impact investing now?

What are some examples?

How can I get involved with little time and money to invest?

I hope you’ll join us to make the world a better place.

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