Impact investments provide capital to address social and/or environmental issues. Usually an impact investor’s intention to have a positive social or environmental impact through investments is essential to impact investing. Impact investments are expected to generate a financial return on capital or, at minimum, a return of capital. Impact investments target financial returns that range from below market to risk-adjusted market rate, and can be made across asset classes, including but not limited to cash equivalents, fixed income, venture capital, and private equity. Investors’ approaches to impact measurement will vary based on their objectives and capacities, and the choice of what to measure usually reflects investor goals and, consequently, investor intention.
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