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Impact and SFDR classification has always been an awkward marriage. It's no surprise sophisticated market actors are moving away from it.
A light-hearted session at the Impact Investor Global Summit was an opportunity for serious reflection on the direction of travel.
Carlotta Saporito, JP Morgan Private Bank
Carlotta Saporito, head of impact at JPMorgan Private Bank, reflects on how the impact market has fared over last 12 months and what forces are now driving it forward.
Private wealth, which occupies an increasingly large segment of private markets fundraising, is more inclined to prioritise impact over financial returns, say experts, particularly as the next generation takes over.
Flattering Q1 fundraising data and a mixed outlook: there is plenty for LPs and GPs to swap notes on at our upcoming event in London.
While debate flares up about whether the Science Based Targets initiative should allow greater use of offsets, the real question is whether Scope 3 decarbonisation is possible without them.
Uncertainty about the use of proceeds poses an issue for NAV lenders looking to manage ESG risks.
The concept of a 'climate fund' has quickly evolved to span asset classes and strategies.
As climate disclosure and reporting regulations from the EU, the SEC and the state of California come into force, three regulatory experts discuss the quandaries for investors that need to comply.
Though the political backlash against ESG is still yet to hit Europe, there are signs that the sustainability conversation is changing.

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