By-line: Understanding the World of Impact Investing

Trust & Estates

Tom Mitchell, Managing Director at Cambridge Associates in Arlington, outlines the practitioner’s perspective around the growing interest of impact investing, a field that is rapidly evolving with an infusion of new ideas and participants, as seen in the Committee Report: Investments in Trust & Estates.

“In a world facing challenges related to a changing climate and stark social inequalities, the concept of impact investing is compelling, powerful and frequently misunderstood. As a field of practice, impact investing builds on the long history of social investing and is rapidly evolving with an infusion of new ideas and participants… Impact investors use pre-investment evaluation and post-investment measurement to understand how risks and benefits are distributed to investors, investees and society.”

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