MAY 2017

U.S. News & World Report Explores Impact Investing on Earth Day with Jeff Finkelman

U.S. News & World Report published an article on impact investing featuring expertise from Athena’s Jeff Finkelman, Research Associate, Impact Investments. The article, “Impact Investing, 50 Years After Earth Day,” was published on April 20.

In the article, U.S. News journalist John Divine reflects on the inaugural Earth Day that was observed 48 years ago and examines how impact investing can drive new momentum behind the larger environmental movement. For the uninitiated, Divine also seeks to provide the basics around impact investing strategies, including what it is, how it relates to Earth Day, and how investors can access and pursue strategies aligned to environmental themes.

Jeff Finkelman, in speaking with Divine, highlighted that market rate returns are available to investors, but noted too that certain investments may require a financial trade-off depending on the desired social or environmental impact. “Renewable energy,” he cited in the article, “is a clear example of this win-win investment opportunity.”

The full article can be found here.

Jeff Finkelman is a Research Associate, Impact Investments, at Athena, where he concentrates on ESG and impact investing across all asset classes. He joined Athena from the U.S. Small Business Administration, having served as an investment officer within the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation.