SINGAPORE (Dec 7): While investing with an eye on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles is becoming a trend, measuring the extent to which companies ‘do good’ is tricky.

Many funds do not track or measure the actual impact of their investments. Unlike measuring investment returns, doing good means different things to different people.

According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), impact investing is about driving positive social and environmental changes while making financial gains. The causes range from financial inclusion and affordable housing, to clean water and alleviating poverty. 

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