The latest analysis from the Global Impact Investors Network (GIIN) shows that impact investment continues to grow, while investors plan to increase capital allocation to emerging markets and the energy sector, despite global macro event risks.
Global Impact Investment Institute (GIIN)
Latest research from the GIIN shows that impact investing is growing in breadth and depth, while still providing risk-adjusted market rate returns of 74%.
The Africa Mini-grids Program (AMP) is intended to bring electricity to 265 million people in underserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Mobilising private sector financing will play a key part in achieving the goals of the programme.
Private equity firm Lightrock has raised €860 million for its inaugural impact investment fund, backed by Liechtenstein’s LGT group.
Net Purpose will invest its £10 million Series A raise to boost its tech based impact investment platform and grow market share.
The Global Impact Investor Network (GIIN) announced that the global impact investing market has now grown to $1.164 trillion.
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced they plan to transfer the host of the Secretariat for the Operating Principles for Impact Management to the GIIN.
The GIIN initiative is working with PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, and the VISA (NYSE:V) foundation to help corporations connect financial assets and capabilities with impact investing practices.
Materiality lies at the heart of any approach to ESG. It is the way in which corporates can prioritise different ESG factors, both in terms of operations and investment management, and is about identifying what matters most to the business.
While ESG, particularly the integration of environmental factors into the investor process, is becoming a mainstream market trend, there is also a growing focus on impact.