What is Impact Investing?

Investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. - GIIN

Socially responsible investing that produces both financial and social returns. - Stanford Social Innovation Review

What is sustainable, responsible and impact investing?

Sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. - USSIF

"Impact Investing has the potential to be something entirely different from philanthropy and investing, something that has the power to reshape longstanding economic barriers between one's wallet and one's heart, by fueling the creative fire behind social innovation and breaking down walls between the traditional public, nonprofit, and private sectors." -Report on the Virginia Impact Investing Forum: An Assessment of the Impact Investing and Social Enterprise Ecosystem in Virginia, August 2016.