African access to energy fund raises $45m at first close
A fund aiming to allocate $120 million to projects that provide 'affordable' access to energy for homes and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa has raised $45 million at first close.
Catalyst invests $28m in affordable US housing and startup space
Catalyst has invested $28 million in affordable housing and office space for small and medium-sized companies in western US states.
£60bn pension groups to launch London impact fund
Three London pension groups plan to launch a fund that will target investments in affordable housing, urban regeneration, digital infrastructure and clean energy.
Impact investment fund of funds passes 'milestone' assets level
An impact investment fund of funds has passed €100 million ($110 million) in assets under management (AUM), shortly after completing a new investment based around financial inclusion.
Biodiversity, shipping among Sustainalytics' impact trends for 2020
Sustainalytics has identified biodiversity and 'cleaner shipping' among 10 investment themes for 2020 it says look best placed to contribute positively to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and potentially create impact in addition to financial returns.
Are all batteries created equal?
When considering the batteries of electric vehicles, investors should take into account many diverse factors like energy sources for manufacturing and charging, proximity to raw materials and suppliers, and the size of vehicles and their batteries, says Eli Koen
UN Global Compact launches 'SDG Ambition' initiative
Transparency 'a significant challenge' for impact investors
Impact investors continue to struggle with a lack of transparency on impact performance, a survey of the sector has shown, with some respondents complaining that the problem is getting worse.
Framework for SDG disclosures unveiled by accounting bodies
Broad recommendations for disclosures based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been billed as "a new approach to address sustainable development issues".
Technology holds key to impact reporting, UK Impact Investing Institute says
The UK Impact Investing Institute has invited technology companies and data providers to drive the convergence of approaches to measuring and reporting impact, in its first report since it launched.