ESG, SRI & Impact Investing: Explaining the Difference to Clients
Investopedia Updated Jan 2, 2018
The value of an investment is no longer just about returns. An increasing share of investors are also calling for their money to make a positive impact on society and the world at large.
In fact, socially responsible investing, and one of its subsets, impact investing, now accounts for more than $1 out of every $5 under professional management in the U.S., according to a 2016 survey by the U.S. Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. This amounts to over $8 trillion in assets under management, an increase of 33% from 2014. (For more, see: How ESG, SRI and Impact Funds Differ.)
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