New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2014
Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, responds to an article published by ABC News on February 18th, highlighting the benefits of impact investing.
According an article published on February 18th by ABC News, titled “How Impact Investing Can Earn Returns, Peace of Mind,” after the 2008 economic burst and recurring security frauds by large companies, many investors started to put their capital into socially conscious investment opportunities. The practices dubbed as “impact investing,” a type of SRI (socially responsible investing), works by reducing risk and opening the doors to the 21st century to developing countries and to causes that may be without proper funding.
The article’s author, Ted Schwartz, explained that getting involved with impact investing might require investors to avoid profitable businesses (which sometimes might be involved in socially or environmentally unacceptable practices) as well as higher profits, and start investing in SRI-dedicated mutual funds and impact investments. He also added that in return, investors will benefit from lower risks and peace of mind.
Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, says that investors should consider adding socially responsible investments to their portfolios. “Investors should consider including social and environmental impact as a key measures of investment success and ROI,” says van den Bossche. “It is possible to have both impact and earn healthy returns through innovative impact investments.”