An increasing number of investors believe it is important for their investments to benefit the environment and wider society, rather than simply making a financial return. Impact investing is an investment option that provides an opportunity to enjoy a social as well as a financial return.
Impacting investing targets investments in organizations that have developed scalable solutions for improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people. The focus is very much on the social return, but investors do enjoy a financial return too.
LGT Lightstone selects companies suitable for impact investments. Tried-and-tested investment, management and controlling processes ensure that the funds made available are used efficiently, transparently and solely for the desired aim. LGT Lightstone also lends its extensive expertise to the portfolio companies and opens doors to some important networks. The companies that LGT Lightstone picks have to pass an in-depth audit and commit to jointly agreed objectives.