"Impact investments turn market failures into social and commercial
opportunities, providing funds for innovative projects while rewarding
investors for the risks taken. For UBS and its clients it is therefore
a symbiosis of both smart macro-investments and high social impact
interventions and the new World Economic Forum report helps investors
to understand risks and opportunities."
- Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS AG,
"Impact Investing is set to see further substantial growth in the coming
years. Not only will it become more mainstream, but will also drive
the essential deployment of substantial cash reserves held by charitable
foundations where trustees have faced a dearth of both viable and
ethical investment opportunities for too long. Having charitable fund
assets create positive social change alongside actual ongoing charitable
donations is a huge untapped resource."
- Andrew E. Law, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Caxton
"What we're looking for is intentionality, measurability and profitability.
There are investment opportunities out there to achieve this. Impact
investing is not philanthropy or exotic niche investments. What it
takes, though, is a commitment to make impact investing an integral
part of the overall investment approach, executed in a structured
and disciplined way. And it takes a culture and investment philosophy
that value the impact created."
Cecilia Reyes, Chief Investment Officer, Zurich Insurance Group