What is impact investing? According to The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), impact investments aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating financial profit. It is a proactive or positive screening approach, as opposed to negative screening which focuses primarily on avoiding investments. As the GIIN states, impact investors actively seek to place capital in businesses and funds that can harness the positive power of enterprise.
Impact investing is about maximizing impact and creating a portfolio of investments that generates the greatest total returns possible for investors and stakeholders alike. Just as with traditional investments, financial considerations must be researched such as, but not limited to: capital preservation, time horizon, liquidity, return potential, and volatility.
Falling under the umbrella of impact investing are sustainable investing, mission-related investing, economically-targeted investing, and community investing. We have included links on our site to explain in more detail each of these investing disciplines.
Clients of Community Capital Management have the opportunity for their investments to support specific community development initiatives or geographies. Interested institutional investors can click here to complete a brief questionnaire about their organization’s mission. We will provide sample investment reports customized to your organization’s objectives that outline how the investment’s impact furthers your mission