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Southern Methodist University

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Program Name

Switzerland: Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility


Impact investing has been an evolving field for the past ten years. More and more institutional investors are looking to change their investment approaches to impact investing. Academics, institutions, and international organizations are creating reports and publishing research on the impact investing field, tracking its growing progress. Without any incidents thus far, impact investing is an industry that is about to burst. A retrospective and internal analysis of the field is needed in order to grow at a better and faster pace. This paper is attempting to fill a hole in the information about impact investing. It provides a comprehensive overview over what impact investing is and its historical background. Additionally, this project considers the future of impact investing and the challenges it faces while trying to provide solutions.


Finance and Financial Management | Portfolio and Security Analysis