ImpactAlpha, May 21 – Dutch impact advisor Wire Group launched its first fund last year, after 10 years helping European family offices develop impact investing strategies and doing individual deals (see, “Wire Group’s new impact fund-of-funds offers global footprint for Dutch family offices“). It has raised €25 million toward a €60 million goal. Fund will
Investors with the determination (or mandate) to keep capital flowing through the COVID crisis are turning physical constraints to conducting due diligence into opportunities to address long-standing inefficiencies and biases in the process.
CRANE, for “Carbon Reduction Assessment of New Enterprises,” can assess the potential future climate impact of more than 200 technology solution areas.
The outperformance was initially attributed to underexposure to the energy sector, which cratered in Q1. As a fuller picture emerges, a bigger driver appears to be a strong focus on workers, customer relationships and governance.
The "conscious" online bank has seen an uptick in demand for sustainable finance products during the pandemic.
“This should be a warning sign,” says Lila Holzman of As You Sow, which last year filed a shareholder resolution asking DowDupont to address flooding risk.
Some impact investment funds are reconsidering their portfolios and restructuring arrangements with companies hard hit by the COVID crisis. Others are pressing ahead with new investments in sectors that stand to grow in the emerging business environment. Bain Capital Double Impact is doing both.