Tools & Resources

Real Assets as Impact Investments

These two resources can help foundations explore the ways that real asset investments can fit into impact investing. 
Real Assets Primer
Provides a basic introduction to several of the most common trends in and benefits to sustainable real assets investing. Emphasis has been placed on describing the overall market, defining key terms used within the industry and providing general approaches for investors to consider.
Financial Performance of Real Assets
Analyzes the financial performance of 55 real assets impact investing funds of vintage years 1997 through 2014, grouped into three sectors: timber, real estate, and infrastructure. Impact investments are defined by their intent to generate social and/or environmental returns alongside a financial return.


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