Investor Connect Podcast

What Is Impact Investing?

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Impact investing is an investment in startups that can generate a social or environmental impact in addition to a financial return.  

It can be done anywhere and at any stage of business.

Impact investing includes not only angel investors, but also family offices, pension funds, wealth managers, foundations, and religious institutions. 

Impact investments provide market-rate returns or sometimes less than the market.

It seeks to solve challenges in areas such as renewable energy, microfinance, climate change, housing, education, and more.

Impact investors look for their investment to make a measurable difference.

Impact startups need to show their performance goals related to the industry standards.

Monitor the performance against the targets and report the results to the investors.

Startups should have not only financial metrics but also impact metrics.

Impact metrics show the social or environmental results.

Many impact startups appear to be non-profits showing a social cause but no investment return.

Impact startups need to show both.

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