The rise of impact investing shows there is an increased appetite for aligning assets with values. The Australian Balanced Water Fund launched by NatureVest (managed by Kilter Rural) is the first impact investment-driven solution in Australia to use markets to balance the water needs of farmers, communities and nature.

The impact investment movement encompasses investors such as superannuation funds, banks, fund managers, foundations and governments, all seeking financial returns while using capital to solve pressing social and/or environmental issues. This could be in areas such as affordable housing, healthcare and renewable energy. And it’s also capturing the imaginations and hearts of those looking for ways to align their assets with their values.