GRESB Water Blog – The Ideal Impact Investment: Win-Win for Investors, Customers and the Environment by Matthew Diserio

August 28, 2018

Impact investment conferences and media have begun to attract main stream investors as sponsors and participants often echoing the theme that, in our collective foolishness, we have allowed capitalism to maim our world – off balance sheet. This is a great step forward. However, the discussion often struggles to define clearly what may or may not be “Impact” and the differences and prioritization between Impact, SRI, and ESG. While grant making can help on the margin, real solutions to the destructive effects of climate change require significant impact-oriented balance sheet commitment.