During times of uncertainty, even the smallest glimmer of positivity can go a long way, and in today’s world, we pray that the rising tide of impact investing will become stronger.
Prior to international lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, impact investing was on the rise. The response of investors to the virus seems to have shifted even more attention and focus to human health. And that is good. Human health is part of sustainability. But in reality, all the challenges of the global virus, pollution, cancer and climate change all grow in strength from the same fundamental source: the lack of our vision to face the inevitable future before it arrives, and our lack of responsive action. Impact investing is a more powerful imperative than ever before.