Funds that contribute to a beneficial impact for people and the planet are rapidly increasing in popularity among the world’s largest investors, according to the latest release of global asset manager Schroders’ flagship Institutional Investor Study.
JPMorgan Chase and EDF, Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity, are collaborating to help power JPMorgan Chase’s UK offices with 100 per cent renewable electricity in support of its commitment to carbon neutrality in its operations.
Sir Paul Marshall has today announced a GBP50 million donation to the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Marshall Institute, which will kick-start a unique accelerator for social impact ventures, as part of his long-term ambition to create a philanthropic cooperative that brings together capital, expertise and passion for change in one place.
Social impact investing in the UK has increased by almost eight-fold over nine years from GBP833 million in 2011 to GBP6.4 billion in 2020, according to new figures released by Big Society Capital, a UK social impact investor.
Janus Henderson Investors has partnered with The Big Exchange, an inclusive financial services platform for people seeking to invest and making a positive social and environmental impact, as well as generate returns.
Novus Partners, a portfolio intelligence company servicing both asset allocators and hedge fund managers, has launched the “Novus Greater Good Award” programme which is geared to foundations, endowments, pensions plans and sovereign wealth funds that can demonstrate a positive impact they are making on the world through their investments.
A USD9 trillion investor group has made a series of recommendations for channelling greater sums of private capital into ‘blended finance’, including projects to help emerging market countries reduce their carbon emissions.
Groundworks New Mexico (formerly New Mexico Association of Grantmakers) and the New Mexico Impact Investment Collaborative (NMIIC) have created the Local Impact Fixed Income Targeted Investment New Mexico (LIFT NM), an impact investing initiative with an aim of supporting community development in the state of New Mexico.
A group of social impact investors is seeking a partner that can conduct research to identify the barriers investors face to deploying catalytic capital: long-term, affordable and flexible repayable finance that can support social purpose organisations including social enterprises and charities.
Charitable Impact has implemented an automated data extraction process from Smonik Systems, a data management and reconciliation software and services provider.