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The firm considers policing part of its investment mandate, but is not "in the business of impact as an opinion", says impact head John Levy.
Investment is flowing into projects that promise environmental and social benefits alongside financial returns, but how can managers demonstrate genuine impact?
'The market opportunity remains unprecedented, but trillions of rands of investment are still required to develop sustainable infrastructure across South Africa,' the firm said in a statement.
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.
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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.

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