28 JUL

2020

Impact investing: a new business model

What is Impact Investing?

A new way of thinking about business is taking shape, in which a business is founded with the intention to meet a societal need. That is, an Impact Investment is made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.1 

We go further. At Candriam, it is our conviction that an Impact Investment should interlink the societal impact and the financial return of the investment. This is an important addition to the definition, and one which is very personal to us as responsible investors.

We know why . . .  Now, how?

We believe that finance can be a tool for the betterment of society and the environment. As responsible investors, it is our mission to help financial markets address societal challenges. Around the world, in developed and emerging markets alike, Covid has merely made our existing social and environmental issues more visible.  

To do this, we need to measure the impact. We need to manage the start-up businesses, grow them, and move them mainstream. What tools are there for this?  For a thorough understanding, download our white paper, Impact: Dual-Purpose Investing.

Never enough

Our 25-year commitment to sustainable investing has proven to be visionary. We mean to expand our horizons. In 60 seconds with our Portfolio Managers, you can find the keys for the future.

 

Impact.   We can measure it.   We can manage it.

 

 


1 Global Impact Investing Network,  https://thegiin.org/