Impact Investing

Authored by: Olaf Weber

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138777545
eBook ISBN: 9781315772578
Adobe ISBN: 9781317678830

10.4324/9781315772578.ch6

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Abstract

According to de Clerck (2009, p. 214), “money [and] capital, intelligently and wisely invested as an instrument for improving quality of life, can have a major impact on human development.” However, though the number of financial institutions and investors focusing on the creation of positive societal and environmental impacts has been increasing, at least since the last financial crisis, mainly the negative impact of the financial sector on society is discussed.

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