Pragmatic Impact began as an experiment to see if private impact investments could deliver reliable returns. At the same time, we sought to reassure would-be investors by sharing our real portfolio and experiences investing across several platforms.
The results exceeded our expectations.
Despite the 2021 global pandemic, none of our income investments missed a single payment. During the 2022 market downturn, our impact portfolio outperformed the S&P 500 by over 20%. And so far, our top-yielding investments are more than keeping pace with inflation (our favorite is yielding 12%).
At the same time, our portfolio has helped offset more than a ton of CO2, helped over 20 small businesses, and helped finance affordable housing for several families.
In 2023, we plan to increase our allocations to our impact portfolio and try out new platforms. Sign up for our newsletter to follow our journey as we share our experiences (good and bad) – and maybe consider a 10% allocation to impact in your own portfolios.