Point of impact

Category: Asia, Global
By Maya Ando

Socially responsible investing is taking off among HNWIs

Philanthropy and investing do not make for natural bedfellows, and are traditionally considered mutually exclusive disciplines. Nevertheless, philanthropic investors are increasingly making efforts in developing the nascent space of so-called ‘impact investing’, or those deals that not only generate a financial return, but also have a positive impact on local economies and societies. According to one estimate by the esteemed Rockefeller Foundation, the global impact investing market will balloon to more than US$400 billion by 2020

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