Today, one dollar out of every three1 under professional management in the U.S. is invested using sustainable investment strategies. And impact investing’s popularity is likely to keep expanding. The facts and stats below highlight how and why investors are choosing to invest with purpose—and why it’s a smart choice.
Impact investing focuses on investments in companies that relate to certain sustainable development themes beyond traditional financial factors and demonstrate adherence to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Therefore the universe of investments may be limited and investors may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as investors that do not use such criteria. This could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market.
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