Impact Investments: An emerging asset class

Impact Investments: An emerging asset class
J.P Morgan

29.10.2010

Report by J.P. Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation assesses expected and realized returns from more than 1,000 impact investments collected by the Global Impact Investing Network

Report estimates an investment opportunity of between $400 billion and $1 trillion and profit opportunity of between $183 billion and $667 billion over the next decade in five sectors — housing, water, health, education, and financial services — serving global populations earning less than $3,000 annually

Impact investments — investments intended to create positive social or environmental impact beyond financial return — constitute a new asset class, according to a report by J.P. Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation. The new collaborative research piece, "Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class," explores how impact investments offer a new alternative for channeling large-scale private capital for social benefit. The report also includes the first large-scale data analysis of return expectations and, when available, realized returns for impact investments.

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