Maybe you were a previous investor of Oikocredit here in the US, maybe you are a current investor with Calvert Impact Capital, maybe you even bank with a local Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). There are so many ways for us as individuals to make impact with our investments. As we discussed in our brief about the US retail impact investing market there are a few high impact investment options to retail investors.
As part of our market research we talked to our stakeholders about their preferences in impact investing.
Our key findings:
71% of respondents have made sustainable and/or impact investments.
On average respondents would expect at least a 1% return for a high-impact investment.
Accessibility - including low minimums and availability through a brokerage account or smartphone app - is important to retail impact investors.
To see our full findings, check out the research brief here: