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September 09, 2014

More Wealthy Investors Weigh Social Aims in Money Decisions

A New York Times wealth columnist looks at the growth of impact investing as more high-net-worth individuals seek to reap social as well as monetary gains from their portfolios.

Paul Sullivan, author of the Times's Wealth Matters column, notes that $3.74-trillion—11 percent of total U.S. assets under management—were placed in sustainable investments in 2012, a fivefold increase from 1995. He talks to several wealthy investors and financial executives about the growing trend toward weighing sustainability, global health, and other social concerns in making investment decisions.