Citi has announced its next round of investments through the Citi Impact Fund, a USD200 million fund launched last year to invest in companies that are addressing some of the biggest societal challenges, including workforce development, financial capability, physical and social infrastructure, sustainability, and access to capital and economic opportunity.
Schroders has launched an Emerging Markets Equity Impact Strategy, further strengthening its focus on impact and meeting investors’ growing demands for solutions in this space.
Schroders and BlueOrchard, the emerging markets impact specialist which is a member of the Schroders Group, has revealed that the Schroder ISF BlueOrchard Emerging Markets Climate Bond Fund has attracted USD100 million in less than three months since its launch.
More investments in innovations and knowledge are urgently needed to increase the ability of rural people to adapt to climate change and shocks.
SWEN Capital Partners, a provider of unlisted sustainable investment solutions, has launched a second European impact fund, Blue Ocean, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille. The fund's ambition is to raise EUR120 million to finance innovative start-ups dedicated to ocean regeneration. Ifremer will be the fund's scientific partner.
Vistra and Citi are supporting the start of the Food Securities Fund, allowing institutional investors to achieve environmental and social impact at attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Investors’ concerns about widespread greenwashing, or misleading environmental claims made by portfolio companies and fund managers, may be overstated, according to a recent report from ratings agency S&P.
Arctaris Impact Investors (Arctaris) has appointed Mark Garcia as Chief Financial Officer. Garcia joins Arctaris after 13 years at Thomas H Lee Partners, where he served as Co-Chief Financial Officer.
Impax Asset Management (Impax), a specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy, has appointed Catherine (Cath) Bremner as Chief Commercial Officer.
Social investment firm Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) has adde two to its team – Miki Vyse joins as SASC’s first Business Development Manager and Rahul Rattan as a Portfolio Analyst – making a total of 10 new recruits this year.