Aptimus (formerly Bespoke) joins Kartesia, Tikehau and others marketing impact debt funds – but stands out for raising two nationally-focused impact vehicles.
ImpactA Global was established last year to make SDG-aligned investments into emerging markets infrastructure.
Research from the investment consultant shows the growth in number and size of impact funds in market.
Stafford is managing $200m from HESTA in a fund of one to invest alongside impact and sustainable private equity managers.
40% of institutional investors intend to introduce specific allocations to SDG-aligned investments within the next two years.
‘We have put our money where our mouth is’ to create impact, but ‘it starts off with the financial KPIs,’ says Apax Impact co-head David Su.
The €14bn insurance company’s capital will be co-invested alongside private equity, infrastructure debt and climate insurance funds managed by Schroders and its impact subsidiary BlueOrchard.
Blue Earth is investing $210m of mandate capital alongside its second PG Impact Investments fund – which has closed on $150m – into debt and equity impact fund managers in emerging markets.
'Everything starts in a high-income country,' says head of impact investing Jonathan Dean.
‘Demand for climate resilience companies is driven by the rate and speed of climate change, not by the credit cycle or consumer behaviour,’ says Jay Koh, co-founder of impact firm Lightsmith, which has just raised its debut climate resilience fund.