Impact Investing

Investors can partner with GEM to help generate positive social and environmental returns alongside investment performance.

After more than a decade of investing for mission-driven clients, we know that "one-size" does not fit all.

We meet clients where they are, and design portfolios to meet their needs.

Explore our impact: GEM's 2020 Impact Report.

Integrated Impact Team
Our 5-person integrated impact team leverages the talent and expertise of the entire GEM team developed over more than a decade serving mission-driven clients.
Centered on Impact
Impact investing must be centered on understanding the outcomes experienced by stakeholders. We partnered with the team at Bridges Impact Advisory to adapt and apply the Impact Management Project (IMP) framework to GEM's $10 billion endowment-style portfolio. More detail on measuring impact in complex portfolios is available in this primer.
Meet Clients Where They Are
We partner with our clients, wherever they are in the their journey, to develop policies and strategies that reflect their long-term goals, and then work over time to align their portfolio to those objectives.
Returns Focused
We believe that investing for impact and investment performance are not mutually exclusive. Our clients can elect to invest in an impact pool that is thematically- and geographically-agnostic to provide a broad universe of opportunities, as well as customized allocations to achieve a client’s impact objectives.
Industry Partnerships