Social Impact Investing Makes Gains in Asia-Pacific


  • Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) HNWIs are leaders in striving to achieve social benefits alongside financial gains. HNWIs in the region have more assets in their investment portfolios allocated toward social impact investments than those anywhere else in the world, with well over a third (37.3%) of portfolios geared toward social improvement, compared to only 31.6% for those in the rest of the world.
  • Investors employ a number of investment strategies for achieving social gain, and HNWIs in Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) are similar to their counterparts in the rest of the world in exploring a wide range of them. Investments in public (22.0%) and private (19.0%) companies that address environmental and social challenges are the biggest tools used by Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) HNWIs.

Breakdown of HNWI Social Impact Investment Portfolio, Q1 2016

Breakdown of HNWI Social Impact Investment Portfolio, Q1 2016

Notes: Question asked: "Considering your social impact investments only, how do they breakdown across the following strategies?”; Chart numbers may not add up to 100% due to rounding
Source: Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2016; Global HNW Insights Survey 2016, Capgemini