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Balancing risk, return and maximum impact is ‘a lot of work’ and doable, says Matt Christensen, the asset manager’s global head of sustainable and impact investing.
Though widely dubbed ‘anti-ESG’, Florida’s House Bill 3 may actually reinforce the importance of ESG in financial considerations.
Partners Group was one of the earliest private equity giants to enter the impact space, raising $500m for its 2018-vintage PG Life I.
BlackRock’s LTAF strategy will range from ESG risk management to thematic investing in sustainability sectors across public and private markets.
Pensions have a fiduciary duty to invest for impact – and can blend risk and return projections to meet portfolio-level thresholds while achieving impact, said panelists at the Impact Investor Global Summit.
Eurazeo is raising a €525m-target Article 9 infrastructure fund – while many fund managers stall on committing to the SFDR’s most sustainable classification.
Dutch pension investor PGGM has one Article 9 fund in its private equity portfolio.
Kartesia – raising a €500m-target impact fund – ‘feels very comfortable’ that its portfolio companies will align with their impact goals, says head of CSR and ESG Coralie De Maesschalck.
Cambridge economist Dimitri Zenghelis says 'the conventional theory of portfolio diversification... gets challenged' by the energy transition at the Impact Investor Global Summit in London.
The pension has also published its ESG-related divestment guidelines for public markets assets.