Combining ethics and return remains a challenge to investors

24 Jun Combining ethics and return remains a challenge to investors

Miles Johnson reports (paywall) in Financial Times wealth section on June 23, that according to the most recent Financial Times Investing for Global Impact report, which surveyed 246 family offices and foundations about philanthropy and impact investing, one of the biggest challenges for these investors is finding opportunities that meet both their ethical and financial criteria.

Green energy and education were as reported by Johnson (paywall) the most popular investment themes for impact investment, with climate-specific opportunities seeing one of the largest increases in interest from 2016 to 2017 according to the report.

As reported by Johnson (paywall) almost a fifth of the respondents to the report said they were targeting a gain of more than 15 per cent over the next 12 months and more than a tenth were aiming for between 11 and 15 per cent. The report noted that impact investing was increasingly being treated as a credible companion to mainstream and traditional financial opportunities.

The full article is available here.

Full report is available here.