Impact investing is defined by the intention to generate positive and measurable social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns. Fundamental to the growing demand for impact investing is the shift in investment preferences among certain demographic groups—such as women and millennials—and the emerging evidence of commercial returns, which in turn boosts the evolution of key ecosystem builders and infrastructure that support the growth of the industry.
However, concerns around the identity and essence of impact investing remain. A lack of clarity in the nature of impact investing and the strategies adopted results in “impact-washing” undermines the integrity of the industry and adversely impacts its growth.
Find out more by downloading Impact Investing in Asia: Overcoming Barriers to Scale; this paper serves as a resource for impact investors and other key stakeholders in Asia to better understand the growing industry within a regional context.
Impact Investing In Asia
Research manager – McLennan Insights