Promoting socially and environmentally sustainable social enterprise

What is social impact investment?

Social impact investment is investment made by individuals who wish to see their capital advance social and environmental goals and achieve a pre-specified financial return. It generally focuses on the achievement of social and environmental goals at the expense of financial returns. In some cases there is a sub-commercial return on capital invested and in some cases there is no financial return with the benefits of the investment form the point of view of the investor being solely progressed by achieving the social and environmental goals.

Social impact investment in private enterprises is investment by individuals who wish to see a commercial return on capital invested but also to have the assurance that capital is invested in a socially and environmentally responsible and sustainable way.