Schroders and BlueOrchard, an emerging markets impact specialist and a member of the Schroders Group, have continued their strong collaboration with the launch of a climate impact strategy targeting positive environmental change in emerging markets.
Net Purpose, a global impact data provider for responsible, sustainable and impact investors, is partnering with tickr, an impact investing app, to provide data to measure the social and environmental outcomes of its funds.
Vontobel has expanded its suite of sustainable funds with the addition of a new global impact equity fund. This will be managed by newly-appointed Elena Tedesco, a highly experienced Portfolio Manager who further strengthens Vontobel’s growing Listed Impact team.
FundRock, a European third-party UCITS Management Company (ManCo) and Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM), has been appointed by impact investor WHEB Asset Management LLP (WHEB) to provide distribution services through FundRock Distribution (FRD).
Dutch asset manager Robeco has raised its concerns that genuine impact investing is being undermined by “those who claim to be participating in it for their own public relations purposes”.
Ogier has advised WWF-Hong Kong on the restructuring and updating of the fund legal documents for The Climate Impact Asia Fund SP.
The Place-Based Impact Investing Project (PBII) led by The Good Economy, the Impact Investing Institute and Pensions for Purpose, has published a white paper setting out its case for institutional investors to adopt a “place-based lens.”
Mirova, the Natixis Investment Managers affiliate dedicated to sustainable investment, has appointed Anne-Claire Roux as Executive Director of the Mirova Forward Endowment Fund, which was created at the end of 2020.
Angel Oak Capital Advisors (Angel Oak), an investment management firm specialising in value-driven structured credit products, has completed AOMT 2021-2, the first non-agency, mortgage-backed securitisation issued in the US that qualifies as a social bond.
BlueMark, a provider of independent impact verification services for investors and companies, has created a first-of its-kind benchmark for tracking best practices in impact management. Designed to root out impact-washing, BlueMark’s benchmark allows market participants to readily differentiate between impact leaders and learners.