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Despite all the buzz around the benefits of regenerative farming practices, there have been few private market vehicles dedicated to supporting the transition. That could be about to change.
'Climate, food, health, technology investments… often do not involve the same levels of FX risk,' says foundation investor.
Matt Christensen, global head of sustainable and impact investing at Allianz Global Investing, is looking for a highly specialised GP.
Two ways in which limited partners can cut through the ‘impact-washing’ attempts.
Anecdotal reports of ‘pockets where people are pulling back from new allocations’ have impact professionals on alert for a fundraising squeeze.
Here is what the giant investor is looking for in new impact GP relationships.
Trill Impact uses the same company-specific KPIs for its impact-linked carry as banks use for their financing – ‘in that way we also have an external eye and verification on the plan’.
Generation Investment Management, a sustainability-focused firm co-founded by former US vice-president Al Gore, will pursue investment in sectors such as supply chains, the future of work and food and agriculture.
Digital globe
LGT offshoot Lightrock has closed a $300m impact fund focused on Latin America with investors from the region.
The group has appointed New York head Nadir Settles as global head of impact investing.
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