An Investors’ Guide
to Impact Investing

5 Steps™ to Create a
Positive Impact

An Investors’ Guide to Impact Investing

  • Are you considering investing with an impact?
  • Are you overwhelmed with impact definitions, terms, and abbreviations?
  • Are you struggling to find the right impact investment product aligned with your values and investing objectives?

If you answer yes to these questions, you are not alone. When talking to private and institutional investors, we sense a fair amount of uncertainty about what it means to be an impact investor and how to navigate the complexity of this emerging asset class.

As the leading global impact investment manager, BlueOrchard wants to share its expertise from 20 years of experience and contribute to the further growth of impact investing and the conscious use of capital.

In five steps, this guide provides investors with the basic understanding and knowledge required to find the most suitable impact investment product in order to achieve and measure the impact they aim for. We hope you find a practical use for our impact investing guide.

The BlueOrchard Academy

5 Steps™ to Create a Positive Impact

Making informed choices about impact investments

Which impact do I want to achieve?


What liquidity and risk profile am I looking for?


What is my geographical focus?


What is the adequate impact investing vehicle?


How do I measure the intended impact?


Read enough? Then take our 5 Steps quiz to get your impact profile.