Investing with The Flyways
Building a better future.
We’re excited to be part of the socially-minded tribe that is crafting the ever-evolving impact investing space. We firmly believe that there is a place for every investor, entrepreneur, and advocate, and the onus is on each of us to grow an inclusive and informed investment community.
what is impact investing?
According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), impact investments are defined as “investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return”. The basic underlying factor is using money to “do no harm”.
Investors can put money into any asset class that promotes a goal to positively affect any sector of the economy. For some investors, this could mean investing in renewable technologies such as solar. For others, this can mean supporting Base of the Pyramid companies in developing nations. The beauty of impact investing is that you can align your money with any type of change that you want to create in the world.
From the investee perspective, organizations receiving impact investment funds can be both for-profit and nonprofit. The expectation for either is that there is a return on capital, which can range in type (loan repayment vs. dividends) and market rate.
Both individuals and institutions (banks, NGOs, foundations) are increasingly pursuing values-aligned investment. If the premise of impact investment resonates with you, we encourage you to learn more and join us.