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Impact Investing

Impact investing is a an investment approach that aims to influence non-financial policies of firms. Impact investors do not only try to make a financial return from selecting particular investments, but also want to improve the world for instance by investing in firms that address climate change, reduce inequality, increase diversity or contribute to other societal goals.

Auke Plantinga

Regional Investing

Date:08 March 2019

In the past two decade we have experienced a rather dramatic change in the way that households invest. Fuelled by a lot of bad press on active management and the skills of banks and asset managers, many have decided to disengage from stocks market investing...

Impact Investing: 'Generate change by your investment'

Date:06 February 2019

“The advantage of Impact Investing is the specific combination of risky investing on a small scale and thereby making a positive contribution which is often very manifest.”

Prof. dr. Bert Scholtens

Bert Scholtens about Impact Investing: 'Providing insight into the external effects'

Date:29 January 2019

“Information provision and generation have always been the force of financial institutions. This becomes even more important at Impact Investing, wherein the field is changing because of sustainability aspects.”

Bert Scholtens

Financial giants can have a pivotal role for climate stability

Date:28 November 2018

Financial institutions, such as banks and pension funds, have a key role to play in efforts to avoid dangerous climate change. And it is not only about redirecting investments to renewable energy and low-carbon businesses, but also to bolster the resilience...