Impact Investments - An Emerging Asset Class (2010)

JP Morgan, Rockefeller Foundation, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Impact investing offers a new alternative for channeling large-scale private capital for social benefit. With increasing numbers of investors rejecting the notion that they face a binary choice between investing for
maximum risk-adjusted returns or donating for social purpose, the impact investment market is now at a significant turning point as it enters the mainstream.

Impact investments: An emerging asset class is a research note published by J.P. Morgan Global Research and is the result of collaboration between Social Finance at J.P. Morgan and The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with the Global Impact Investment Network. The report's authors suggest that impact investing will establish itself as an important investment movement over the coming years.

This report is tagged under:

  • Impact measurement
  • Philanthropy stats & trends
  • Social investment