Positive social or environmental impact

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A More Enlightened Approach to SDG Investing

We’ve been reading Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Steven Pinker’s recent book that Bill Gates called in his blog, “my new favorite book of all time.” We can see why: Pinker argues that the ideals of the Enlightenment—all centered on reason—brought the world untold progress and can help us make progress against the

How to Drive Competitive Returns with Impact Investing

Businesses that incorporate “material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their strategy, operations and culture will outperform [others that do not] over the long term,” is the underlying philosophy at New York City-based Inherent Group, a family office that manages equity and debt investments. Two factors lie at the core of Inherent’s investment philosophy,

Working together on impact investing

Impact investments generate a financial return but also have a positive social or environmental impact. For many LGPS funds, discussion around impact investment is part of their wider ESG journey and larger schemes are already beginning to allocate to these investments. There remains, however, confusion over what an impact investment actually means; must financial return