Canadian Impact Investment Trends Report

The 2016 Canadian Impact Investment Trends Report reveals tremendous growth in Canada’s impact investment industry. The survey, which represents data as at December 31, 2015, was conducted between April and August 2016. Eighty-seven organizations responded to this year’s survey. The RIA uses the Global Impact Investing Network’s definition of impact investment: “Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social and environmental impact along with a financial return."

Four major trends emerged from our survey:

  1. The significant growth of Canadian impact investment assets under management;
  2. Performance has met or exceeded expectations, especially for those targeting competitive returns;
  3. The growth and development of public equity as an opportunity for impact investors; and
  4. An increase in the number of impact products available to investors.

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