Insight Into the Impact Investment Market

Insight Into the Impact Investment Market

High net-worth individuals and institutional investors see the impact investing market as still being "in its infancy [but] growing," a report from J.P. Morgan Social Finance and the Global Impact Investing Network finds. Based on a survey of impact investors and data on more than 2,200 private transactions totaling $4 billion, Insight Into the Impact Investment Market (30 pages, PDF) found that survey respondents were optimistic about the impact investment market's growth potential — although they identified the absence of a track record, limited investment opportunities, and inadequate measurement practices as significant challenges. Respondents also said they planned to make impact investments totaling $3.8 billion by mid-2012 and estimated that in ten years, high net-worth individuals and insstitutional investors would allocate 10 percent and 5 percent of their portfolios, respectively, to impact investing.