November 07th, 2016
Impact investing or investing to generate a positive, social and environmental impact, has become a mainstream investment choice, and is predicted to become a $1 trillion dollar industry by 2020, according to Standard Life Investments.
The global investment manager's whitepaper found 80 per cent of those who lived in the United Kingdom thought human rights, equality and eradicating poverty were important considerations when investing, while 80 per cent of their surveyed participants also did not want to sacrifice investment performance when they invested into values-based funds.
In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.
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