The keyword of the year in climate action: scale. Pension funds and other large asset owners are putting pressure on their asset and fund managers to get on board the low carbon economy in a big way. “What’s materially different from the past is that almost everybody is realizing we have now hit inflection,” Equilibrium
In the now-classic model of technology adoption, the most difficult step is expanding from aspirational visionaries to hard nosed pragmatists. Innovations that “cross the chasm” create a bandwagon effect and stand to become the new industry standard. Financial institutions certainly seem to be jumping on the bandwagon of environmental, social and governance, or ESG investing.
- To share its early learnings, Blue like an Orange is releasing its internal rating system, SDG Blue, which scores investments against the SDGs in much the same way Moody’s scores companies’ credit ratings.
- “We wanted to find a way to take the SDGs seriously and have a guide for how we select deals, diligence deals and how they move through our process,” says co-founder Suprotik Basu. “There’s a real temptation to back into the icon or the goal that makes sense, and that’s how you get to your SDG impact. That didn’t feel right to us.”
- On ImpactAlpha's latest Returns on Investment podcast, the roundtable regulars dug deep for year-end optimism in the face of confounding obstacles to progress.
- Cornerstone’s Access Impact Fund is a Nasdaq-listed mutual fund that for a minimum $1,000 investment offers access to sub-advisors looking for thematic investment in small-, medium- and large-cap companies across geographies.
ImpactAlpha, Nov. 27 – Even as Wall Street traders get ready to pop the Champagne corks on another year of record results, there are indicators that the bull market party won’t last forever. How impact investing will fare in the inevitable event of the next economic downturn is the topic of the most recent instalment of