Perspectives on Progress is a research report released by J.P. Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
The report reveals the experiences, expectations, and perceptions of 99 impact investors in 2012, as well as their plans for 2013. Investors surveyed for the report include fund managers, development finance institutions, foundations, diversified financial institutions, and other investors with at least USD 10 million committed to impact investment.
The report indicates a growing market, with respondents planning to commit USD 9 billion to impact investing in 2013, up from a total commitment of USD 8 billion in 2012. Additionally, the vast majority of surveyed investors report that their impact investment portfolio performance is meeting or exceeding social, environmental, and financial expectations, with two-thirds of respondents principally pursuing market-rate financial returns.