The Fair Finance Fund

Date of Publication

October 2021


Over the past ten years, there has been a dramatic increase in impact investing worldwide. Broadly described, impact investing by social finance funds seeks to invest in projects that create social, environmental and economic benefits.

The impact investing sector is heavily impacted by several variables, including macro-economic shifts, geopolitics, and current social trends. Each of these plays an important role in guiding the impact that social finance funds look to create, the tools used to enact this change and what investors expect their impact to achieve.

Impact investment opportunities vary from large equity investments funded by foundations and high net worth individuals (HNW) to retail green bonds and cash equivalent investments. Currently, there are few options available for retail investors, especially in Canada. However, this is on the rise. Climate change mitigation and resiliency projects continue to be a driving priority of impact investment, which has increased the retail option of green bonds globally.

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