Investing for Social and Environmental Impact
A design for catalyzing an emerging industry
A first look at an emerging industry; Coining the term “impact investing”
This report, published in 2009 by the Monitor Institute (now Monitor Deloitte), sheds light on the emergence of the industry and highlights the challenges it faces in achieving its promise.
The new industry of impact investing involves making investments that generate social and environmental value as well as financial return, has the potential to complement philanthropy and government intervention as a potent force for addressing global challenges at scale.