On to Greener Pastures: The Landscape of Impact Investing, Divestment Strategies, and How Investors Are Combatting Climate Change

Per the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), "[i]mpact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return." Notably, these investments provide capital "to address the world's most pressing challenges in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, conservation, microfinance, and affordable and accessible basic services including housing, healthcare, and education." With regard to climate change specifically, the GIIN created a Climate Investing Track, which allows investors to focus on areas such as clean energy access and sustainable forestry, and the organization has future plans related to food, agriculture, and resilient infrastructure. Moreover, the GIIN also created ImpactBase, which is an online search tool that brings together fund managers, investors, and the greater impact investing community.