Impact investors start to make stodgy municipal bonds sexy (podcast)

  • Hidden inside the $3.8 trillion market for U.S. municipal bonds are mispriced social and environmental risks, untapped value and a whole lot of potential for on-the-ground impact in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

As assets flow to ESG investing, investors on the sidelines face hidden risks

  • In a raft of recent reports, asset managers from giants like BlackRock and State Street to sustainability specialists Boston Common and Cornerstone Capital Group have shown that considering ESG can help reduce investors’ exposure to climate change, supply-chain disruptions, management scandals and other material risks.

Risk, adjusted: BlackRock and Mercer signal the repricing of climate risk

ImpactAlpha, April 11 – Investors’ portfolios may get a jolt from a sudden “repricing event” that recalibrates the risks of climate change, according to a new report from Mercer. In a sequel to its “Investing in a Time of Climate Change” report, the global consultancy suggests the market isn’t fully pricing the “physical risks” of

Key ingredient in the blended-finance blend: revenues

  • "To put it bluntly, if you want investors, you have to present a revenue line," says Convergence's Joan Larrea.