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Capital Acumen Issue 32

U.S. Trust Focuses On Impact Investing

A primer, a web page and more — all designed to help you on your journey to doing good while doing well. 

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Investing for impact has long been a top priority at U.S. Trust. For years we’ve offered investment approaches that seek to make beneficial social and environmental changes without sacrificing return potential, most notably with our Socially Innovative Investing (S2I) suite of products. We’re proud to say that our commitment continues with a range of new resources including an investment guide, an impact-focused website and a report on gender-lens investing. 

A Primer for Impact

If you’d like to start investing U.S. Trust Focuses on Impact Investing A primer, a web page and more — all designed to help you on your journey to doing good while doing well. For positive social and environmental impact and for profit but have questions, a new primer from U.S. Trust may provide the answers you are looking for. Impact Investing: A Guide to Doing Good While Also Doing Well describes ways to invest for impact, how impact investing and philanthropy differ, and select strategies available through U.S. Trust. The primer also explains how some longstanding beliefs about the strategy — such as the likelihood of subpar returns — are no longer valid. The guide, with a foreword by Chris Hyzy, U.S. Trust chief investment officer, and Jackie VanderBrug, co-chair of the Impact Investing Council, is available now at

A New Website

We launched recently as a go-to site for many things impact, including information on our S2I strategies, cutting-edge articles by our thought leaders, links to third-party resources, and more. 

A Look at Gender Lens Investing

Every day we see how women’s roles in society and the workplace are changing. Through a Gender Lens: Investing for Impact and Opportunity, a report from the Impact Investing Council, shines a light on how corporations can improve gender parity while also benefitting their bottom line. The white paper, which also looks at how investors can engage in gender lens investing, will be available at

Download our impact investing guide

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