Understand the common terms of impact investing and what they mean by using our lexicon.
Impact investing is a rising force in the global economy and has significant potential for growth. Impact investing programs can be applied in a variety of settings to achieve various outcomes and can come in different forms. When approaching the market, it is important to understand that impact investing is a broad term that encompasses many investing mechanisms and a broad range of technical terms.
To help understand this new vocabulary, we have prepared a lexicon. This short summary of key terms should help you understand the difference between a green bond and a blue bond, and to tell a DIB from a SIB, for example. It is our hope at KPMG that this lexicon can contribute to a better understanding of how impact investing works.
We firmly believe in the power of enlightened, forward-thinking investment to improve social and environmental outcomes. Whether it is an investor applying the principles of responsible investing, a company taking steps to create long-term value for society, or through the careful design and implementation of scalable programs that have positive societal benefits, impact investing tools can be applied.
Introducing the KPMG Global Impact Investing Institute as a resource offering tailored services in the field of impact investing.