Institutional Shift: Climate risk hits the market and other impact investing trends to watch in 2019 (podcast)

  • This is the year impact investing gets real. Really. That's the thread connecting a half-dozen or so forecasts from Equilibrium Capital's Dave Chen, who returned to ImpactAlpha's Returns on Investment podcast for a New Year's check-in on the progress of the "institutional shift" in impact investing.

Infrastructure hopes spring eternal. What’s impact got to do with it? (podcast)

  • It’s becoming a biennial ritual to loft “infrastructure” as one of the few issues on which bipartisan cooperation is even imaginable in the current U.S. political climate. The pipe dream found new life after last week’s midterm elections, which will give the Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives.

The Conduit: Doing good while eating and drinking well (podcast)

  • “If you’re going to build an impact business with impact at its core, you need a posse of people around you to help you,” Conduit co-founder Paul van Zyl told Impactalpha – in the bar, of course – to record the latest episode of our Returns on Investment podcast.

Institutional Shift: Impact investing on the hot seat at global pension funds (podcast)

  • The results of a board election last week at the largest public pension fund in the U.S. offered a stark reminder that the “institutional shift” toward sustainable investing is in no way inevitable.
  • The latest episode of ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment podcast tried to take stock of the state of impact investing at such pension funds and other large institutional investors.