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Systemic Impact and ESG Investing in Smart Cities

Feb 2nd, 2021 | Filed under: Data Science & AI, State of the Industry, Featured Post, Infrastructure, Newly Added, ESG, Commodities & Natural Resources

What is a smart city? By definition, a smart city is “a city that uses technology and data purposefully to make better decisions and deliver better quality of life.”  Technology is intricately embedded into the everyday life of city dwellers through network devices, applications, and widely distributed usage.  The combinationRead More


From impact intention to impact management: Are you ready for the change?

Sep 7th, 2020 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Newly Added, Asset Allocation, ESG

By Sara Olsen and David Pritchard of SVT Group and Yuwei Shi of Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey *Please take a moment to complete the brief survey at the conclusion of this article. Every investment generates or destroys social and environmental value, aside from financial return. One ofRead More


Impact Investing Won’t Save Capitalism, But Its Example Might

Jul 22nd, 2020 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Featured Post, Private Equity, Newly Added, Asset Allocation, ESG

By Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis GIIN’s 10th Anniversary report highlights new records, but what’s the endgame? When the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) issued its first survey a decade ago, the term “impact investing” had only been coined three years earlier. Just 24 investors responded. In GIIN’s tenth anniversaryRead More


Impact Investing: How Big is the Market?

Apr 28th, 2019 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Featured Post, Newly Added, ESG

The Global Impact Investing Network recently issued a report on the size of the market for impact investing. The report explores how many investors want to invest how much of their money in ways that will do good for the planet and for the human social structures it hosts, asRead More


Crumbling infrastructure offers mid-market investment opportunities

Jun 3rd, 2018 | Filed under: Featured Post, Infrastructure, Newly Added, ESG, Commodities & Natural Resources

Deteriorating infrastructure and potential for investment is the topic of a new white paper by Fiera Capital, a Canadian investment management firm. Infrastructure is generally understood to involve physical assets that provide a public service, including those most vital to economic development. The category includes water and waste-water systems, highwaysRead More


The Performance of Impact Investments

Dec 26th, 2017 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Featured Post, Newly Added, ESG

The Global Impact Investing Network has offered its own take on a much discussed question: do “impact investing” and its variants under various names – sustainable investing, socially conscious investing, ESG investing, etc. – work? And, if so, how well? It looks at this question in a very granular way,Read More


An Alternative Approach to Responsible Investing

Jul 31st, 2017 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Featured Post, Newly Added, ESG

On May 18, 2017, CAIA’s Boston Chapter held a panel discussion at the InterContinental Boston on “An Alternative Approach to Responsible Investing.” Moderated by Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association, panelists included leading ESG investing experts Tim Brennan, Treasurer & CFO, Unitarian Universalist Association; Jeff Finkelman, CFA, Research Associate, Impact Investments,Read More


Notes on Impact Investing in Europe

Feb 28th, 2017 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Featured Post, Newly Added, ESG

The Science Communication Unit (SCU) of the University of the West of England has produced what it calls a “future brief,” a discussion of environmental impact investing focused especially on the European context. The term “impact investing” itself is only about a decade old. The idea, under various guises, isRead More


Impact Investing: The Impacts, Measurement and Profit

Oct 30th, 2016 | Filed under: State of the Industry, Featured Post, Newly Added, ESG

One candidate for the title “next new thing” is “impact investing.” As the term suggests, this refers to investing with an eye to the ways in which the investor’s decisions make an impact upon society beyond his own portfolio. This sounds a lot like socially responsible investing, or like itsRead More


A Life-changing £600 Million

Apr 30th, 2012 | Filed under: ESG

"Over the next decade, impact investment will constitute an investment opportunity of between US$400 billion and US$1 trillion, generating profits of between US$183 billion and US$667 billion..."Read More