Boston, MA, January 12, 2013 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed a new report from JP Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network, which claims that impact investing will grow by 12.5 per cent in 2013.
AAA said that news that impact investing will be increasingly popular, with total investments reaching as much as $9 billion this year, is great news for alternative investors everywhere. It added that social enterprises, small businesses, community projects and environmentally-responsible projects all over the globe are set to benefit from this extra interest in impact investing.
The report that outlined these predictions for the growth of impact investing was called the Perspectives and Progress report. It is based on the responses of 99 impact investors, responsible for some $10 million in capital. The experts said that although impact investment and ethical investing in general is gaining popularity, there is still a lack of high quality investment opportunities for those interested.
AAA supports alternative investments of all kinds, but focuses on endorsing responsible investments into asset classes, such as sustainable forestry and social enterprises. “We believe that responsible investing and generating a return are not mutually exclusive,” explained AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.
He added, “Investing in green projects, through firms like Greenwood Management, is easier than ever and we believe more responsible and sustainable opportunities will become available in the year to come.”
The Rockefeller Foundation and the UN Global Compact stated back in June 2012 that larger corporations and institutional investors were beginning to take impact investing more seriously. “We are all seeing an increasing number of wealthy individuals and corporations turning to philanthropy as a way to demonstrate their ethical stance following the economic crisis,” added Mr Johnson, who has years of fund management experience and has also written a wealth of online blogs advocating alternative investments as a way to diversify investment portfolios.
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