Annual Impact Investor Survey 2018

Publication date: 
June, 2018

This report presents findings from the Global Impact Investing Network’s eighth Annual Impact Investor Survey. These findings reflect 229 respondents’ perspectives on the growth and development of the impact investing industry. The report includes analysis of respondents’ investment activity, asset allocations, impact measurement practices, and performance. For the first time, the report also presents trends analysis for a subset of 82 respondents that participated in the survey in 2013 and again this year. Major market developments over the course of 2017 are also described throughout the report.

Key findings include:

  • The market is diverse.
  • The impact investing industry is growing.
  • Impact investors demonstrate a strong commitment to measuring and managing impact.
  • Overwhelmingly, impact investors report performance in line with both financial and impact expectations.
  • Impact investors acknowledge remaining challenges that need to be addressed within the industry.
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