Impact investment trends and insights

Aim: To describe the concept of impact investment using New Zealand-based examples.

Outcome: Completion of this module will provide advisers with an understanding of what impact investment is, and the domestic and international investment opportunities that are being created.

Abstract: The principle behind impact investment, including green bonds, social bonds, and ethical funds management, is to generate social and environmental benefits alongside a financial return. While these benefits can be hard to measure, as demand for impact investment increases, so do the tools for measuring the impact. Impact investment options in the New Zealand context are described, illustrating the many forms that this type of investment can cover and the wider benefits of this type of investing.