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Impact investing was a top theme at this year’s Challenge of Change Forum in Montreal from October 1-2. And while there has been growing interest in the topic over the last few years, the question for pension investors remains—is it possible to reconcile doing good with the risk-adjusted returns they need to meet their pension obligations?
To answer that question, we turned to Amit Bouri, CEO and Co-Founder of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in New York. During his session at the conference, we asked him what questions he’s being asked, where impact investors are at with the data, and why investing for positive impact doesn't mean sacrificing returns.
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