Interest in impact investing has taken off in the last year, reaching a whole new level. Among all this good news, however, are we losing sight of the full range of impact investing tools available?
Consider two recent examples: UBS is raising a $100-250 million impact investing fund among its high-net-worth non-US clients to invest in SMEs in developing countries. The Fund will report back to investors – and reward fund managers – based on social impacts as well as financial returns. UBS anticipates that every dollar invested will generate $13 in multiplier effects that benefit local communities.