Realizing the opportunity to use capital for greater purposes than financial returns alone, investors across asset classes are aligning their investments with their values. By doing so, they are embracing the belief that it is not only a benefit to transformational areas of need, but also a sound financial strategy that anticipates and takes advantage of new market opportunities. Investors new to the space may be cautious of the opportunity to fuel social and environmental good while achieving returns at or near market rates. Traditional investment advice says, “Make as much as you can regardless of values alignment, to have more to give away philanthropically”. Impact investors think differently. They are committed to helping transform the global financial system into a vehicle for good.
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