Impact Investing with its highs and lows

The advent of introducing financial services industry to impact investing has had its share of pros and cons. Impact investing has several environmental and social benefits along with increasing financial gains.

However it has also had an adverse effect on impact-fund managers, who cannot find companies which are ready to invest in large amounts of capitals. In addition, evaluation of such companies is also a major challenge. Experts believe these companies are especially diverse, and stretch across several sectors and also involve lot of risks. Moreover, it is difficult to measure the social and environmental impact of these for the industry specialists.

According to experts, fund managers can market various products as impact investments, whereas for investors this option can prove to be confusing. While some products can aim for below-market risk-adjusted returns, for some impact funds can help in gaining market-rate returns.

Moreover, as quoted by investors, some of the new entrants of impact-fund managers may not have the investment skills and experience which is necessary to achieve appropriate returns.

Sources suggest, impact investing shouldn’t be a priority meant only for fund managers. In addition, an expansion of the industry could help in generating money and also improve human welfare worldwide.

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Shreyas Tanna

Shreyas Tanna

The winner of the title Mr. Pune 2009, Mr. Shreyas Tanna is currently the young, dashing, and dynamic CEO of a market research company called ResearchNReports in Pune. Fondly known as RNR, the company specializes in market research as well as industry analysis, and is closely associated with its parent company Absolute Market Insights (AMI). Mr. Shreyas Tanna began his corporate journey as the Head of Corporate sales & PR at RED Entertainment while pursuing his degree for MMS (Marketing) from the MGM College of Management, Mumbai. After accomplishing the tedious task of balancing his work and education, he further polished his skills in Corporate Sales, Public Relations, Channel Development, Global Client Engagement, Strategic Consulting, and Brand Development by working with HDFC Life and Researchmoz Global Pvt. Ltd. His dedication towards his work has even won him accolades such as the National Level Performer 2013 – HDFC Life and Mr. Research Moz 2015. A disciplined individual with a loving heart, he is often seen taking crisp walks with an engrossed look and a gentle smile within the premises of his company to interact with the various departments. And he will be usually followed by an adorable trail of his beloved trio of Shih Tzu babies proudly known as Gucci, Drake, and Paris. The most enticing thing that you will notice about this content and proud pet parent is his infectious positivity and the firm belief in his eyes, a reflection of his favorite quote, “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!”