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The Landscape for Social Impact Investing

A white paper

Impact investing is a term that has recently been introduced into the investment community. It describes a range of finance and investment approaches that have the goal of generating both financial return and benefit to society.

In the past five years, the impact investing industry has grown tremendously. In 2010, global assets under management in impact investing were estimated to be approximately $50 billion and are expected to reach at least $400 billion by 2020. The impact investing market in Canada is taking root and poised for significant growth in the coming years, with promising signs for new opportunities. In mid-2012, TD commissioned a team from Purpose Capital and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing to develop a white paper on the subject to provide investors with a summary of the key trends, issues, and opportunities around impact investing.

Published in 2013

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