Impact investing: Pay it forward
Sustainable and impact investing are experiencing remarkable growth. Marisa Drew, Chief Executive Officer of the Impact Advisory & Finance department at Credit Suisse explains the opportunities offered by sustainable investing.
Interest in sustainable and impact investing is growing
There has been ever-increasing interest in sustainable and impact investing in recent years. More and more people are looking for investment opportunities that generate financial returns, while making a positive contribution to environmental protection.
Impact investing focuses on gender equality, clean water, zero hunger and quality primary, secondary and tertiary education. Among these goals, higher education stands out as an investment that has a deep impact. The creation of innovative structures in impact finance makes it possible to invest in higher education projects that yield market returns for investors. Students for example have access to funding at moderate rates, allowing them to attend a quality university.