According to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF), sustainable investing: "Considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria as well as long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact."
In the US alone, sustainable and responsible impact investing grew by over 33% from 2014-2016. We’re now at a point where demand for sustainable investment opportunities is outstripping supply.
A Cambridge Associates and Global Impact Investing Network study in 2015 showed that, in the longer-term, sustainable investing has similar returns to traditional funds.
If private capital works with governments, visionaries and other partners, it can create help achieve the UN’s SDGs, create real change and the realize financial and social.