The topic of this 8th episode of the Impact Principles Webinar Series is ‘Impact Investing in Public Equities’. While most impact assets are currently in the private markets, publicly traded equities and debt represent the larger part of the investment universe.
Investors’ appetite for impact investing—in which they seek to generate positive impact for society alongside strong financial returns—could total as much as $26 trillion, according to the report Creating Impact: The Promise of Impact Investing.
IFC’s latest estimate of the global market for impact investments shows that $2.3 trillion were being invested for impact in 2020, of which $636 billion clearly have an impact management system in place, according to the report 'Investing for Impact: The Global Impact Investing Market
British International Investment describes their impact score methodology, a key element of their impact management system.