Environmental impact investments – have we sustainably stepped on the right path?

  • Tsvetelina Simeonova VUZF University
Keywords: impact investments, environmental impact investments, sustainable development goals


The term “impact investments” appeared in 2007 by the first group of such type of investors in the USA (Rockefeller Foundation) but the concept was known centuries before, with the tradition of more affluent members of society contributing under one or other form of well-being and among other part of the community. The current paper aims at outlining some major factors, determining the increasing importance of the environmental impact investments, defining the participants and the applied operational approaches, and suggesting ways for overcoming the stated difficulties.

Author Biography

Tsvetelina Simeonova, VUZF University

PhD Student


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Simeonova, T. (2019). Environmental impact investments – have we sustainably stepped on the right path?. VUZF Review, (3), 87-96. Retrieved from http://papersvuzf.net/index.php/VUZF/article/view/91