Industry News

  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: October 13, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG The 2017 Best for the World Funds Best for the World Funds have made a deep commitment to measuring impact using a holistic, third-party standard: The GIIRS Impact Rating system, developed by B Lab. READ MORE… Impact Investing and SOCAP Turn 10 There’s a birthday party this week in San Francisco.

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: October 06, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG Major Asset Managers Moving Slowly but Surely Toward Impact Investing Nine of ten of the largest U.S. asset managers have launched or are exploring strategies. READ MORE… TPG Seals Record $2 Billion for Fund Co-Led by Bono Private equity firm TPG collected $2 billion for The Rise Fund, tapping growing demand for impact investing to

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: September 29, 2017

    Impact Investing The Real Impact of Impact Investing Whether it concerns climate change, supply chains, human rights or corruption, investors increasingly seek to better understand the impact that their investments are having. READ MORE… MSCI Launches Four ESG Factor Indices SCI has launched four ESG factor target indices in response to increasing demand from clients.

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: September 22, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG Credit Suisse Looks to Make an Impact with New Investment Wing Credit Suisse has set up a new department to nurture socially conscious investing, the latest effort by a major bank to cater for growing demand for impact investing. READ MORE… Barclays Launches Impact Investment Fund of Funds Barclays has launched

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: September 15, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG Barclays Launches an ‘Impact Investing’ Fund Seeded by Harvey McGrath in Response to Demand Barclays has developed and launched an impact investment vehicle, seeded by Sir Harvey McGrath and designed to reflect the social conscience of the modern investor; together they believe conscience and credible returns can be compatible. READ MORE…

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: September 8, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG How Big Companies are Turning to Small Businesses to Expand Their Reach — and Their Impact More and more multi-national corporations have recognized that working with local small and growing businesses — commercially viable ventures with five to 250 employees, and with significant potential and ambition for growth — can boost a corporation’s bottom line and improve

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: September 1, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG Impact Management: How the Right Data Can Drive Performance for People and the Planet What, who, how much, at what risk- and how does the impact compare to what would have happened anyway? READ MORE… Investing in Women: Closing the Gender Capital Gap in Southeast Asia With assets under management estimated

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: August 25, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG Investment Managers Have Found a New Way to Give Back The popularity of companies that give back — such as Warby Parker and TOMS, which donate a pair of glasses or shoes for every pair you buy — is spreading to investments. Investment manager Infrastructure Capital Advisors, for one, is giving

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: August 18, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG Socially-Responsible Investing: Earn Better Returns from Good Companies Sustainable investing is an opportunity to make money and make a difference in the world. Many people still feel like they have to choose between their money and their values. They still think about the way sustainable investing used to be, and they

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: August 11, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG Impact Investing What Millennial Investors Want: Convenience, Control and a Conscience With their habit of viewing life through a smartphone, millennials have already disrupted industries like retail, the media and transportation. Now they’re driving shifts in investment markets with a wave of new technologies and products that cater to their demands.

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