Impact investing harnesses the power of finance in an effort to address the world’s most challenging problems, including:
- Providing clean water, affordable housing, and healthcare;
- Facilitating sustainable agriculture and nutrition;
- Offering access to education, financial services, and the Internet; and
- Promoting clean energy and resource efficiency.
Addressing such issues on a global scale is recognized by many as being vital to our future, yet it has long proven intractable for public and philanthropic institutions to solve these problems alone. This is due in part to a lack of available capital. We believe that tackling these problems will require the involvement of the entire impact investing ecosystem, from angel investors to private equity and public market participants. The nascent growth in public-market impact funds is, in our view, a necessary step toward democratizing impact investing and increasing the capital available.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.