Impact investing has been a normal part of business life for some years now, and not just among large multinationals. While there is no globally agreed-upon definition, what we can say is that it refers to the specific intention to make investments to support projects, companies or investment funds that generate a beneficial social impact.
So why has impact investing generated so much interest? The possibility of a win-win situation combining a positive social impact with financial returns, be it by helping to protect the environment, support disadvantaged social groups, safeguard a country’s historical and artistic heritage, promote greater inclusion in the workplace and so on. The fields in which impact investing can make a difference are practically endless.