Welcome to Great Northern Capital Investment Group an impact investing firm. If you are not familiar with impact investing a brief explanation is that Impact investing refers to investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return".[Impact investments provide capital to address social and/or environmental issues.
Impact investors actively seek to place capital in businesses, nonprofit , and funds in industries such as renewable energy basic services including housing, healthcare, and education, micro-finance, and sustainable agriculture. Institutional investors, notably North American and European development finance institutions pension funds and endowments have played a leading role in the development of impact investing. Under Pope Francis the Catholic Church has witnessed an increased interest in impact investing.
Impact investing occurs across asset classes; for example, private equity/venture capital, debt, and fixed income. Impact investments can be made in either emerging or developed markets, and depending on the goals of the investors, can "target a range of returns from below-market to above-market rates".