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Sustainability Digital 2021

Bridgewater on the impact revolution

Integrating impact alongside risk and return is a revolution that will see more diversification among investor allocations to asset classes such as commodities. Elsewhere, it requires using multiple data sets to analyse stocks and sovereign bond allocations to see the real-world impact of a company’s product or services, and which governments are heading to net-zero. Bridgewater’s head of investment research Karen Karniol-Tambour explains.
Impact

Verification essential for more impact

A new impact investing verification, which uses the same level of rigor that institutional investors approach the due diligence of fund managers, promises to unlock capital flows into impact and build the necessary scale with integrity needed to address the urgent social, environmental, and economic challenges.
Impact

Ford Foundation’s impact strategy

The Ford Foundation outlines its ability to achieve impact and returns and announces plans to invest for impact in public markets in the next 18 months. Elsewhere, renown impact investor Pictet Asset Management explains how impact investment is becoming more mainstream.
Diversity and inclusion

Foundation puts diversity first

Bert Feuss, senior vice president, investments at the $13.5 billion Silicon Valley Community Foundation, SVCF, explains why diversity is so important, the steps the impact investor has taken to address the institutionalised lack of diversity, and the impact on performance.
RFK Compass

Impact investing is solving un-met needs

Impact investors need to start with a problem they are trying to solve, not an opportunity set, according to Tim Crockford, head of impact investing at Hermes Investment Management. Speaking at the RFK Human Rights Compass conference, he said impact investing is about finding the companies that are solving an un-met need through the products and services they are selling.
Investor Profile

HESTA maps investments against SDGs

The A$50 billion superannuation fund for health care professionals, HESTA, has embarked on a journey of aligning its assets with the SDGs. Measuring its current investments against chosen sustainable development goals revealed a need for standardised measurement tools.
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