A detailed look at impact investing
What is impact investing?
Impact investing in the latest wave in the responsible investing evolution. Impact moves beyond simple exclusionary screening and recognises that through innovative financial solutions investors’ capital can be put in motion towards greater social utility while aiming to generate market equivalent returns.
The challenge of impact investing is in simultaneously delivering financial and societal returns. These two criteria are not conflicting but are both demanding. The financial targets are not token, but competitive, market rate returns. The societal objectives require a demonstration of clear, measureable benefits. Our clients hold us to exacting standards on both.
Impact strategies cover a broad range of complex social and environmental themes and in many cases harness the latest technology or pioneer delivery systems to gain efficiencies and reach those most in need.
Here we take a look into how some investments work in practice under three prominent themes across our Impact strategies.
10 June 2019
Financing brown to green: Guidelines for Transition Bonds
Financing the fight against climate change needs to shift up a gear and evolve. Since the introduction of green bonds, capital markets have made great strides in recent years to ensure that investmen ...
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How do the UN SDGs fit into the investment landscape?
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03 April 2018
Impact investing: Case study - vaccines
We deep dive into the commercial and social success of a cholera vaccine and highlight that financial returns and positive impacts are not mutually exclusive.