The financial performance of impact investing through private debt

08 May The financial performance of impact investing through private debt

The GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) has released a number reports on the financial performance of impact investing, aiming to set sector benchmarks and build a strong evidence base for impact investment.

Private debt and fixed income instruments are among the most significant asset classes in impact investing, accounting for 34% of impact investors’ reported assets under management. In their latest report The Financial Performance of Impact Investing Through Private Debt, the GIIN and Symbiotics analyse two groups: Private Debt Funds (PDIFs) and Community Development Loan Funds (CDLFs). The report highlights that private debt funds seeking positive impact can offer very stable returns across various private debt risk-return strategies, sectors, impact themes, and geographies.

You can read the report here, and we recommend reading the Benchmark of Private Equity and Venture Capital Impact Investing Funds for more information on impact investing benchmarks.