Impact Finance


Impact Finance—investment with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return—is a large and growing global market. According to the Global Impact Investing Network‘s Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017, over $22 billion was invested into nearly 8,000 Impact Finance deals worldwide in 2016, which represented 15 percent growth over 2016, and the market was expected to grow another 17 percent through the end of 2017.

Impact Finance is an important focus area for Orrick, and we will be periodically reporting in our Financial Industry Week in Review on developments in this area.