The Investor's Guide to Impact

Investor Impact - How Can Investors Change the World?

Doing good while doing well has become the mantra of sustainable investing. While it is easy to measure whether an investment did well, assessing the good created remains a challenge. This challenge is at the heart of CSP’s research on investor impact.

Having a positive impact on the world is a major motivation to invest sustainably. However, the complexity of assessing impact in financial markets is a hurdle for many investors. The tools that exist are prone to omit an essential precondition in measuring the impact of the investment: additionality. Additionality is the way the investment has an effect on the status quo.

The “Can Sustainable Investing Save the World? Reviewing the Mechanisms of Investor Impact” paper looks into the mechanisms and effectiveness of these mechanisms for investors to have an impact. In spring 2020 the paper was in the top 3% of the most downloaded working papers on SSRN.

 

CSP 2020 - Can Sustainable Investing Save the World? - COVER


Can Sustainable Investing Save the World? 
Reviewing the Mechanisms of Investor Impact

Paper provides an overview of the mechanisms of investors have at their disposal to have real-world impact. The paper is featured in the top 3% of the most downloaded working papers on SSRN.

Read the paper  here (PDF, 251 KB)
Access the summary  here
 

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The Investor's Guide to Impact
Evidence-based advice for investors who want to change the world

The guide gives investors the tools and knowledge to make informed investment decisions that render positive impact. 

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