Impact investing

Empower the change you want to see in the world

Through impact investing, your values and your returns can be aligned. The goal of this strategy is not unlike any other type of investment – produce a competitive return. The main difference: your investment enhances the social dividend and shapes the world around you for a better future.

This type of investment in companies, organizations or funds aims to foster a positive social or environmental impact. You could help drive progress in several industries, including energy, cleantech, health and wellness, sustainable agriculture, microfinance and education.

Impact investing sparks a shift in motivations around investing, driven by the interests and ideals of those who hold majority of global capital: baby boomers, inheritors, women and the next generation of wealth. Globally, assets dedicated to impact investing projected to reach $300 billion by 2020, according to the Impact Investing Market - Global Forecast to 2020 report. The Canadian market is particularly progressive.

Seeking innovation in early-stage companies

Richardson Wealth’s Private Client Capital Markets group seeks out leading alternative funds in the impact investing marketplace. Since every investor is different, we work with you to draw your goals and values into your impact investments, backed by prudent process, structuring and diligence.

  • By focusing on innovation in early-stage companies, we find opportunities for clients that fall under the radar of traditional investors.
  • We apply a double-bottom line approach, choosing companies with measurable social impacts, without sacrificing financial return.
  • Our focus is direct opportunities with impactful companies, as well as relationships with impact funds and like-minded partners.

Our team strives to make a difference where it counts, by taking environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards into account. For more information about opportunities for impact investing contact your Richardson Wealth Advisor.


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