Financial fundraising for traditional investment funds is trying under the best of circumstances. The degree of difficulty for social and environmental impact funds seeking investment during uncertain times can be far higher. Nonetheless, there are innovative, albeit less traveled, paths to investment that may be well suited for impact funds.
ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. This is good news: the oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy. These cover the entire asset allocation pie chart – equites, fixed income, private equity and venture capital.
Findings from Ceres and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM include recommendations on how to mitigate risk and realize investment opportunities related to the climate crisis
June 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The sustainability nonprofit Ceres and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM (the SustainAbility Institute) today released a new report outlining solutions and recommendations to guide the private equity industry in addressing the systemic risk that climate change poses to the global economy.
Interviewed by Cliff Feigenbaum, GreenMoney Journal
Welcome to the latest in the 'GreenMoney Interviews' series. Recently I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, as part of our new "Millennials and Money" issue. Liesel oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.
The US SIF Foundation in its new SRI Trends Report identified 384 money managers and 1,204 community investing institutions incorporating ESG criteria into their investment analysis and decision-making processes. The $16.6 trillion in ESG incorporation assets they represent is a nearly 43 percent increase over the $11.6 trillion in such assets identified in 2018.
In terms of assets, money managers incorporate ESG factors fairly evenly across environmental, social and governance categories:.