Consider the Source – Philanthropy to Investing: Where Does Impact Fall?
Philanthropy and investing are two major parts of our lives and overall financial picture. With philanthropy, we give our time and money to a cause that we feel is important in hopes of making the world a better place. On the other hand, when we invest, we loan our money to a company or buy shares in a company with the goal of earning back more than we initially put it. And then there is impact investing, a strategy that has been brought to the forefront of wealth planning in recent months and seems to fall somewhere in the middle between philanthropy and investing, albeit in a way that is more complicated than it may seem.
For this episode of our “Consider the Source” video series, Omnia Family Wealth Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Michael Wagner aims to paint a clearer picture of what impact investing is and where it lays on that spectrum of philanthropy to investing.
Wagner specifically explains:
- What impact investing is and the role it plays in both portfolios and the world
- An overview on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
- The importance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
- How impact investing encompasses both ESG and SDG
- How to determine if impact investing is right for you
During the video, Wagner emphasizes that there are a lot of great opportunities out there when it comes to impact investing. However, it is crucial to make sure that there is a process involved and that you are using the proper tools available.
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