From Impact Investing to Investing with Impact

By: Jason Thomas and Meg Starr
Wind turbine with cityscape in background

The dual purpose of "impact investing" has always seemed to imply that positive social and environmental outcomes necessarily come at the expense of financial performance. In this whitepaper, we document that it is precisely the societal goals of the impact investor – diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, responsible governance that increasingly generate the above-market returns sought by the market as a whole. As traditional financial efficiencies have become fully integrated and priced into assets, environmental and social factors provide a lens to identify untapped value in all types of companies by driving sales, reducing costs and boosting productivity through improved governance, inclusion and diversity initiatives, workplace investments in human capital and investments in energy sustainability.


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