Purpose of Capital for People and Planet

by Sarah Tam For the first time in history, the global market size of impact investing—investments intended to create positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial returns—has crossed the US$1 trillion mark. ESG investing—investments that consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG)—will also likely see greater growth, surpassing US$33.9 trillion by 2026, from US$18.4 trillion in 2021. Both of these numbers are significant milestones for the industry and signal an undeniable momentum among investors who are aligning their strategy to positively impact people and planet. Yet as the impact investing and ESG markets continue to grow, so too do concerns…