Impact investing is expanding, and that is creating new opportunities for social enterprises, including Benefit Corporations, women-led firms and community-based ventures.
Those are some of the implications of a recent study conducted by the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) Foundation.
“There are encouraging signs for social entrepreneurs,” says Meg Voorhes, director of research for US SIF.
The report, US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2016, found that SRI assets have expanded to $8.7 trillion in the U.S., a 33% increase from 2014. That’s a significant portion of total assets under management.
There was good news for local business and women-led ventures.
For the first time since the study was started in 1995, gender lens investing was tracked separately. The advancement of women is a factor for $397 billion in institutional investor assets and nearly $132 billion in money manager assets.[…]
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