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.
Rarely in the investment industry do the stars align behind a value creation concept that has clear economic, environmental and business security benefits, writes Triton Partners' Ashim Paun.
How venture capital firms are focusing on start-ups that will make the energy grid more resilient amid the shift to renewables and electrification of industry.
PERE Europe members highlighted vast differences in legislation and stakeholder expectations when investing on a global scale.
(L-R) Jonny Page, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation; Tehmina Haider, L Catterton; Pia Irell, Trill Impact; Toby Mitchenall, New Private Markets
Linking impact or ESG to financial incentives was a big topic at the Impact Investor Global Summit; it is an 'imperative for the industry' that requires investors and managers to adopt an experimental mindset.
Julia Mattox, the firm's head of IR, says the impact community should not let 'perfect be the enemy of good' when it comes to the voluntary carbon market.
Tom Jorgensen, North Sky Capital, at the Impact Investor Global Summit
GP-leds are of particular interest to the mainstream secondaries players, Tom Jorgensen, a managing director at North Sky Capital, said in a video interview at the Impact Investor Global Summit.
Clara Barby, Just Climate (left), Julia Jaskolska, CalPERS (right)
Staking a portion of carried interest on impact performance is still a minority pursuit for GPs, but the arrival of two influential names may cause more managers to have the conversation.
Solar panels
Eurazeo is raising a €525m-target Article 9 infrastructure fund – while many fund managers stall on committing to the SFDR’s most sustainable classification.
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.

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