- Over the last 18 months, the U.K. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing has identified key levers for deepening the impact of social investments and attracting the needed capital.
The place-based impact fund strives to support the U.K. city's vision to be “a fair, healthy and sustainable city and a city of hope and aspiration” by 2050.
- CDC is introducing “Catalyst Strategies” that will guide as much as $1.5 billion in new investments, on top of its current pipeline of $500 million in commitments.
- BlueOrchard got its start in microfinance two decades ago and now manages $3.5 billion in assets globally across asset classes, including credit, private equity and sustainable infrastructure, and blended finance.
- SteamaCo's meters allow power operators to monitor household and business energy usage, and lets customers pre-pay via mobile phone or in person through agents.
- Big Society Capital backed the fund with £13.7 million. Other investors in the fund include social investment firm Project Snowball, Merseyside Pension Fund, insurance firm QBE, family office Ceniarth and several charitable foundations.
- Bridges Fund Management took a stake in anticipation of 8% annual growth in active wind turbines.