Impact investing is an investment approach with a difference. Impact investments can achieve far more than traditional sustainable investment strategies because they offer dual returns. Impact investments generate social and/or environmental benefits in addition to financial gain. In addition, impact investments generally show a low correlation to traditional asset classes and, as such, can help to mitigate a portfolio’s risk exposure.
Impact investing is a relatively new field of investment that investors still find difficult to access at times. The one exception is microfinance, which has established itself as a mainstream asset class. With our IIV Mikrofinanzfonds, Germany’s first microfinance fund launched in 2011, we offer private and institutional investors a vehicle allowing them to generate consistent moderate returns and contribute to social development at the same time. Learn more about IIV Mikrofinanzfonds. Aside from microfinance, we specialise in investments in renewable energy projects (decentralised projects), sustainable agriculture and forestry, social enterprises and social bonds. These additional investment areas are currently available only to institutional clients.