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GIIN: Sizing the impact investing market

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The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) estimates the size of the worldwide impact investing market to be USD 1.164 trillion, marking the first time that the organization’s widely-cited estimate has topped the USD 1 trillion mark. The figure, which is the central finding of the GIIN’s 2022: Sizing the Impact Investing Market report, reflects an increasingly comprehensive measurement of impact assets under management globally.

GIIN Co-Founder and CEO Amit Bouri stated “While this figure serves as a very positive sign for the industry, it is also a call for further action. Deploying vast allocations of capital with an intentional focus to generate positive impact are required right now if we are to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and to reach net zero emissions by 2050.”

“As responsible investing moves into the mainstream, in addition to their expectation that robust ESG principles are being applied to portfolios, many investors are also embracing impact investing, which seeks to produce direct benefits for people and the planet while generating market-rate returns,” said Amy O’Brien, Head of Responsible Investing at Nuveen.

Nuveen, manages over USD 10 billion in assets allocated to impact investing strategies and is committed to the ongoing development of the impact investing industry. This report was produced with the financial support of Nuveen. The research work neither reflects the views of Nuveen nor has Nuveen played any role in the research process.

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