Investing for impact
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Discover what experts and industry leaders are saying through exclusive conversations, diverse perspectives and stories.
This year we’ve seen changes to the way we live, work and travel – giving many the time to reflect on the real impact we’re having on our planet and society. Investing for impact can help address imminent global issues and provide long-term returns.
In this series, we uncover what impact investing is and how it differs from ESG. Learn how business leaders are evolving sustainable practices and why impact measurement is at the core of this movement.
Steve Howard – On the future of sustainability & business
IKEA’s former chief sustainability officer, discusses how he has led organisations through change, with a focus on how impact investing has evolved and what the future of business will look like.
Martin McCourt – Growing green tech ideas in Britain
Dyson’s former CEO Martin McCourt, shares how his experience scaling Dyson from one product to a global brand has helped him grow green tech ideas.
Q&A with Steve Howard – IKEA’s former chief sustainability officer
Leading sustainability for one of the largest household brands in the world isn’t an easy task. Steve Howard, who was at the helm of IKEA’s sustainability business for nearly a decade, met with RBC to share lessons he learned in his journey to help IKEA bring sustainability to the core of its business.Read more
Investing for impact articles
The growth of impact investing: Building wealth with positive outcomes
We explain what impact investing is and what types of investments fall within it.
How to measure impact investing and the growth of green bonds
Is there a way to ensure that your investments have a positive impact on the world? How do you measure impact?
Former Dyson CEO Martin McCourt shares why he’s investing in green technologies
Martin McCourt was an angel investor for two alternative energy projects. He talks to us about how he continues to drive change.