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Investing for Global Impact: A power for good 2020

12 October 2020

With the success of this report we have commisioned a new report for 2021. Investing for Global Impact: A Power for Good 2021 will provide you with the latest trends and analysis.

The global pandemic, social uprisings, and the climate change emergency have brought the role of private wealth and responsibility into sharp focus. With the adoption of impact investing accelerating in 2020, investors have been quick to respond, choosing to use their wealth to achieve positive outcomes for all.

The Investing for Global Impact: A Power for Good report, developed by Campden Wealth in partnership with Barclays Private Bank and Global Investment Solutions Today, provides unique insight into the attitudes and actions of a sample of over 300 of the world’s wealthiest individuals, families, family offices, and their foundations when it comes to generating positive impact with their capital.

Around one in six respondents now consider impact investing to be the primary approach to their portfolio, and half are active with multiple impact investments across asset classes or causes.

These global private wealth holders indicated that they expect to almost double their impact investing allocation over next five years, from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025. A quarter of all investors surveyed expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.

The primary motivations driving this increase? The belief that it is their responsibility to make the world a better place. But there is also the feeling that impact investing makes good business sense, with a quarter reporting that they believe incorporating sustainability considerations will lead to better investment performance.

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For Chief Investment Officers (CIOs), the right knowledge and resources will be needed to incorporate sustainability and serve the changing demands of their families.

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Investment and philanthropic goals can complement each other. Find out how you can align your ambitions to get the best out of both.

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How private wealth holders are shifting the focus of their investment portfolios to make the world a better place.

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If we can take any positive from the crisis, COVID-19 may fundamentally change how we think, behave, consume – and invest.

Our Strategy

Our sustainable investing strategy helps clients to maximise risk-adjusted returns through a portfolio of businesses that have a positive impact on the world. Read about our strategy’s impact on both returns and sustainability, as well as how the companies we invest in are creating a better tomorrow.

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Where we are now

How much difference can a sustainable investment strategy make today?

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