Impact investing’s road to relevance led through Santiago – until it didn’t

  • Impact investing is caught between a stalled global agenda, represented by the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and surging populism on the left and the right that is properly skeptical of bankers, corporations, billionaires and fund managers.

Franklin Templeton’s social infrastructure fund invests in hospitals, schools and care facilities

  • The firm has raised more than €150 million ($167 million) for the fund and made six investments, including a German university complex, a Swedish school, Italian and Danish hospitals, and health center and nursing home facilities in the U.K.