The M-word: Investors bring ESG into the material world (podcast)

The ESG ship has sailed, whether the Trump administration likes it or not. A spate of recent surveys suggest that consideration of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decision-making has become accepted, if not required, practice for asset owners and managers worldwide. The shift toward ESG investing has turned on a simple, yet critical,

Institutional Shift: Long-term asset owners move to future-proof their portfolios (podcast)

ImpactAlpha, June 4 – The same focus on financial returns that long made social and environmental issues irrelevant to major institutional investors is now making them very relevant indeed. “The disruption to your portfolio from climate, from technology, from population growth, from urbanization – that’s coming,” says Ashby Monk, executive director of Stanford’s Global Projects Center,

Pain Killers: How can impact investors help stop the opioid addiction epidemic?

  • The U.S. opioid epidemic... may have snuck up over the past decade, but there’s no escaping the costs of the crisis now.
  • Slow to act... Action has been slow to mobilize on the front of positive impact to reverse the epidemic. Investors, and many others, can be overwhelmed by large, complex problems.
  • Calling all solutions... The floor is open for both practical and innovative approaches to reducing the burden of addiction.

Should impact entrepreneurs beware the strategic corporate investor? (podcast)

  • It's a thing... Corporate venture capital is a thing. And that thing is converging on impact investing.
  • Latest ROI podcast... Our roundtable on ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment podcast took up the topic; have a listen as the journalists in the bunch turn the tables on the corporate impact investor in our midst.

Institutional investors come for the risk reduction, stay for the impact (podcast)

  • Pension and sovereign funds... are showing strong and growing interest in impact themes of climate risk, resources risk and social risk.
  • The play... They're "looking for strategies that take advantage of sustainability-oriented themes or threats, and allow them to play that strategy.” –– Dave Chen, the head of Equilibrium Capital