Impact Investor Insights Aotearoa New Zealand 2019
Updated: Aug 23, 2022
This research has been conducted by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) in partnership with The University of Auckland and can be accessed here.
The first in-depth research of the impact investing market in Aotearoa New Zealand. A survey of 99 investors representing all different types of assets reveals: investors' awareness, activity and motivations; and the opportunities and challenges facing impact investing.
Survey respondents had $83.5b in assets under management with $889m (1%) as impact investments. Investors plan to allocate $5.9b to impact investments over the next 5 years, an estimated six-fold increase.
There was interest across all types of investors with 51% of respondents already active in impact investing.
Among investors not yet active in impact investing 78% are aware and the majority are interested in participating.
The top motivators to participate in impact investing are: align to mission; meet responsible investment commitments; contribute to building impact investment market.
The most important challenges to overcome to increase impact investments from investors are: more investable deals; evidence of social and environmental impact; evidence of financial performance.