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Claiming investment needs ‘can’t be met by a handful of institutional investors’, the Swiss asset manager is offering its open-ended listed fund to retail investors.
The team, which plans to launch a new fund before the end of the year, will be spun off from the renewables unit, which will remain with Mirova.
The new platform will sit within the firm's secondaries unit, Strategic Partners, and work with existing impact managers across all asset classes.
The Operating Principles for Impact Management, published by the IFC, set a clear common market standard for what constitutes an impact investment and addresses concerns about 'impact-washing'.
William McGlashan, TPG
The leader of TPG’s The Rise Fund, the most prominent impact investor in the industry, has been charged over his alleged role in a college admissions bribery and money laundering scam. The fallout could be significant.
ABC of impact
The breadth of impact investing was on show at the recent GIIN Investor Forum in Paris.
There is no lack of enthusiasm for impact investing, but a lack of definition risks undermining progress.
The renewables- and impact-focused investment firm has added former Threadmark executive Andrew Harris to its business development team.
The fund, which has a $1bn hard-cap, will focus on education, healthcare, energy access, clean energy and social inclusion.
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