The Investing Pledge invites all investors – whether individuals, families, foundations, endowments, pensions or treasuries – to declare their specific goals towards a higher level of sustainable investing.
On this website, you will find commitments from investors that seek to “do good” and “make money” at the same time, featuring a target percentage by a certain date; say, “100% sustainably invested by 2020.”
Investing for impact focuses on solving a human, social or environmental need. Increasingly, for-profit businesses are creating solutions – from low-cost medicines to microloans for entrepreneurs to energy-efficient products – that can increase both their top-line revenue and bottom-line profit. Leading investors are discovering that firms solving human needs that sell high-impact products and services can be stronger performers, more resilient in downturns, and can realize increased value for shareholders as well as stakeholders.
Each Investing Pledge here should answer three questions:
- What share of your portfolio will seek sustainability – and by what date?
- Why are you investing in sustainability?
- How are you accomplishing your investing pledge goal?
The Investing Pledge is a society-wide, cross-sector collaborative opportunity for impact investors across all geographies to come together to build a better world through all aspects of their portfolios. In addition, impact investors can share ideas, find commonalities and learn from each other’s approach.
By investing wealth sustainably, these commitments can encourage and reward positive and sustainable business practices – driving the new fundamentals of investing.