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The returns generated by impact funds prove the 'direct correlation between impact and growth', according to the partner in Bain's Double Impact group.
KKR's impact strategy involves identifying companies with proven business models, addressing themes with tailwinds such as the energy transition, and workforce development, writes head of impact Ken Mehlman.
Demand for climate funds remains robust despite the slower market, according to partner Umur Hursever and head of impact Marc Moser.
Institutional investors are realising the importance of decarbonisation despite the political backlash against ESG, according to partner Jules Kortenhorst.
Despite the fundraising slowdown across private markets, Energy Impact Partners founder Hans Kobler, says investors want to put ‘real money to work’ for the energy transition.
Projects that produce green hydrogen, ammonia or methanol are the most exciting opportunities for impact investors – solar and wind are overcapitalised, writes CAI's managing partner.
Public market benchmarks have improved but private markets' impact benchmarks are still not up to scratch, says head of investment solutions Michael Wehrle.
Joanna Reiss, Apollo
Limited partners expect rigour and transparency in impact, and established firms like Apollo should support recognised best practice, writes Apollo's co-head of impact.
Carlotta Saporito, JP Morgan Private Bank
Amid the 'levelling out' of valuations, the head of impact investing at JPMorgan Private Bank is excited about deploying capital into climate solutions, healthcare and inclusive growth.
Pia Irell, Trill Impact
The backlash against ESG, which is predominantly in the US, could ultimately be a 'catalyst for constructive dialogue', writes Trill Impact partner Pia Irell.

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