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March 8, 2018

In the wake of #MeToo, and a stream of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men, more banks are encouraging clients to turn public awareness into proactive investment.

In the wake of #MeToo, and a stream of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men, more banks are encouraging clients to turn public awareness into proactive investment.

The latest trend in impact investing is “gender-lens” funds, which allow investors to put their money where their mouth is by supporting companies that champion gender equality.

UBS set up such an exchange-traded fund (ETF) this year, in conjunction with Equileap, an organisation that promotes equality-based investing.

May 25, 2017

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales, next-generation family member joins Vedanta board, and GIIN survey says big financial firms bring mixed blessings for impact investing  

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales

The family-owned retail giant Walmart has reported a modest rise in total revenues and a much larger increase in US online sales.

As it looks to take on e-commerce behemoths such as Amazon, the US-based retailer achieved a 63% rise in US online sales in the first quarter of this year.

Walmart’s online ambitions were demonstrated last year by its $3.3 billion acquisition of the internet retailer Jet.com.

May 20, 2016

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Released by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and JP Morgan, the sixth annual Impact Investor Surveyfound that wealthy individuals and families accounted for 11% of total capital raised by fund managers.

January 29, 2016

A new impact investing report has been released in an effort to pave the way for family offices and other investors keen to measure the impact of their investments – alongside financial returns.

A new impact investing report has been released in an effort to pave the way for family offices and other investors keen to measure the impact of their investments – alongside financial returns.

January 19, 2016

The next generation has hooked onto impact investing like no other – so what do family offices managing multigenerational wealth need to know?

Impact investing isn’t only for the softhearted. In the past year alone, BlackRock launched new business unit BlackRock Impact, Goldman Sachs bought impact advisory firm Imprint, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick now heads up Bain & Capital’s impact fund. “Some of the most celebrated and followed world-class investors have jumped into impact investing in the last year,” says Jean Case, AOL Inc entrepreneur and CEO at the Case Foundation.

July 2, 2015

A pioneering survey examining the performance of impact investment funds, and comparing them with those that have no explicit social impact objective, has found market rate financial returns can be achieved, and in certain segments even exceeded.

A pioneering survey examining the performance of impact investment funds, and comparing them with those that have no explicit social impact objective, has found market rate financial returns can be achieved, and in certain segments even exceeded.

The new research from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) validates industry advocates who say “doing good” while achieving financial returns is possible.

October 27, 2014

As one of the fastest growing groups of impact investors, family offices will benefit from the recommendations of a G7 taskforce seeking to unleash the sector’s $1 trillion potential.

As one of the fastest growing groups of impact investors, family offices will benefit from the recommendations of a G7 taskforce seeking to unleash the sector’s $1 trillion potential.

Led by Sir Ronald Cohen, the taskforce, launched last year, has established guidelines for governments and the financial sector to grow impact investing, the practice of creating measureable social and environmental good through investment.

June 13, 2014

Family offices and high net worth individuals are among some of the leading investors in impact investments – a practice forecast to be worth $12.7 billion (€9.4 billion) in 2014, according to a new report.

Family offices and high net worth individuals are among some of the leading investors in impact investments – a practice forecast to be worth $12.7 billion (€9.4 billion) in 2014, according to a new report.

Wealthy individuals and families account for 17% of total capital raised by fund managers, said The Impact Investor Survey, released by JP Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).

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