Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: July 6, 2018

Impact Investing & ESG

5 Things About Sustainable Investing in the First Half of 2018
Five key takeaways from sustainable investing in the first half of 2018.

Legendary Investor’s Embrace of Sustainable Investing is New, but the Movement Isn’t
Earlier this month, hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones made headlines across the financial press with his comment that “capitalism may need modernizing,” during an interview with CNBC.

Demographic Trends are Driving Demand for Impact Investment- and the Industry is Starting to Adapt
Solving the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges is going to cost money. Lots of money.

ESG Investing and Fixed Income: The Next New Normal?
A quiet but profound pivot is underway in the sustainable investing space – a pivot that, in our view, will reshape markets and elevate fixed income to a place of prominence within the ESG field.

More Investors Engaging in the Battle Against Climate Change: PRI Chairman
Global investors are becoming more aware of the risk of the global warming and thinking that their investments can function as a spearhead to counter the problem, said the head of the world’s leading organization that advocates responsible investment.


United States & Europe

UK Economic Growth Bounces Back as Services Sector Expands
The UK economy has bounced back from a soft patch in the opening months of 2018, according to a closely watched survey of the services sector that showed stronger than expected activity last month.


Developing Economies

Emerging Market Debt to Gain from Monetary Tightening
markets have the policy tools and financing to ride the global growth wave to the top.

Emerging-Market Debt: Expect Volatility – And Opportunity
Summer is just beginning, but emerging-market (EM) bonds and currencies have been on a roller-coaster ride for months now. In markets, though, volatility breeds opportunity – and we still see plenty of that among EM issuers.

Latin America Seen Poised for Rally as Political Dust Settles
The political clouds are clearing, and one of Latin America’s biggest asset managers likes what he sees.