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Impact Investing: Allocating For a Sustainable Future

  • ,  Senior Investment Writer |
  • 07 Nov 2022

Impact Investing

The crucial role of institutional investors in achieving the UN's SDGs

Impact investing is becoming more important with each passing year. Large allocators are vital for the transition to a more sustainable and greener world. By making investment decisions that have a positive impact on society and the environment, institutional investors can help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals within a realistic timeframe. 

Corporate Sustainability Performance: SDG Scores vs ESG Ratings (Robeco)

Investor buy-in is crucial for creating a more sustainable future. Allocators can help finance the Sustainable Development Goals and make financial flows to mitigate climate risk.

Podcast: Are Renewables Actually Becoming Cheaper? (Mawer Investment Management)

Renewable energy is the power for tomorrow's economy. From a pure investment perspective, what matters is the return on the underlying costs.

Sustainability Quarterly (S&P Global Platts)

In a scenario analysis of the vulnerability of 135 countries to climate change over the next 30 years, S&P Global Ratings found that up to 4.5% of world GDP is at risk.

Impact Investing in Agency Mortgages (BlackRock)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United States and Canada

The Agency MBS market has a wide reach across the economy. This paper considers the asset class in the context of underserved communities where access to credit may be scarce.

Engagement On Human Rights Risks of Facial Recognition Technology (Candriam)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

Technology is shaping our lives for the better. However, there are plenty of risks that still need mitigating – including potential infringements of human rights.

Carbon Credit Use Is Reshaping Timberland Investments (Manulife IM)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

Carbon markets appear to be approaching a period of growth. Forestry projects represent a major component in the present and future supply of tradable carbon credits.

What’s In a Name: The ESG Edition - White Paper (Qontigo)

The ETF sector has grown over the years – it is now a popular vehicle for many investors across the world. Where does ESG fit within the ETF sector?

Impact Investing: Resiliency of Affordable Housing Investments (Nuveen)

Affordable housing remains an attractive sector for allocators seeking a strategic allocation to real estate, while also implementing their impact investing views.

Closing the Loop: Responsible Investment and the Circular Economy (UN PRI)

The circular economy is the blueprint for the future economic order. It is in line with UN's SDGs and can help the transition to a greener economic system.