Impacts and challenges

How one talks about impact depends a lot on what one expects from responsible investment. Responsible investment is not a utopia and will not bring about a utopian world. This section describes a few examples of changes in certain companies that were likely influenced by responsible investment, but as a complement to these intellectual examples, it is important to also read the testimonials of people who have gotten into responsible investing. Understanding why and how responsible investment is imperfect, described here in the Challenges section, also brings greater understanding of the true and potential impacts.