The Rise Of Impact Investing In Private Equity

Law360, New York (March 21, 2016, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Private equity players typically seek investments that will provide the biggest financial gain, but experts say the recent rise of impact investing, which sees money directed toward companies that are focused on helping advance society at large, has no end in sight.

Impact investing involves private equity and other investors making capital injections that, in addition to generating a profit, will benefit the greater good, with examples including investments in companies focused on climate change, education and affordable housing. Actively seeking out investments that won't necessarily be the biggest moneymaker seems to contradict the very purpose of private equity, but experts...

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