Future generations need to understand SOCIAL IMPACT and ESG
According to one of the latest reports from NASA it is CO2 that is one of our major
problems we have to deal with . If we all can create 1 square mtr.of shrubs or green plants where we live or make sure that an area of that size can be protected in our surrounding environment 1,000,000 people would create an area equal to 247.10 acres to absorb CO2 .
The importance in the World is changing and investing in Society in one form or another is growing as it becomes aware that better education , living standards , investment in the future can not only bring returns in many ways.
The core of a stable economy, when it comes to the population, is safety ,somewhere to live and an income which provides a reasonable living. Not a lot to ask but not always easy to achieve. Security is something we all have to consider.
The Beauty of Nature a blackberry bush growing
in our hedgerows in the U.K. It not only produces
fruit but also assists us in removing CO2 .They
should not be looked upon as a problem but part
of Natures assistance which we need .
We must all do our bit to improve the lives of those not so well off as doing so will reduce crime , improve society and its' development , encourage participation ,
reduce mental problems and their causes , create jobs and create a better existance all around.. Investing in society can only help and social investment in all forms must produce a benefit .
Impact Investing over time will start to address these problems as it has started to do now.
Impact investing is a way for the financial industry to start to invest in our future
through ESG ( Environmental , Social and Governance ) criteria .
We are all aware that things have to change to make things improve , however
this has to be balanced with many other factors .
With the U.K. population in 2019 being 66.98 million then if 1 in 10 did the above
in schools, at work , at home , at the corners of the housing estates then we would have an area of 2471 acres helping us . No mean feat so worth thinking about.
When it comes to investing in the environment and society the right attitude of mind is needed to firstly consider the investment and its probable success. Also one needs the strength of mind to see the investment to fruition and achieving the result required. Security of management of any social investment must be one of the priorities considered.
Impact Investing is now growing really fast but I do wonder if sufficient work is done to inform the public ,the beneficiaries , the country as a whole in which the investment is taking place. I do think that a cost relative to this public relations should be incorporated into the project and spent over the term of the project.
This would not only assist in the benefits of such investment but also in an overall beneficial view of impact investing.