• BlueOrchard targets infrastructure in bid to draw larger impact investors

    19 February 2021

    BlueOrchard says it is increasingly targeting investments in sustainable infrastructure as it looks to attract large investors including pension funds to make impact investments.

  • Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust makes first investments

    22 January 2021

    Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust has used most of the proceeds from its December initial public offering (IPO) to make seven investments valued at a combined £39.2 million ($53.5 million).

  • 'Slew of impact opportunities' presented by emerging market Covid-19 recovery

    08 January 2021

    "A slew of opportunities" awaits impact investors in emerging markets, as they bounce back from the economic hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the CEO of BlueOrchard.

  • Schroder BSC social impact IPO raises £75m, falls short of target

    17 December 2020

    The first-of-its-kind Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust raised £75 million ($102 million) from an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange - but fell short of its £100 million target.

  • EU 'brown' taxonomy proposals split financial sector

    07 December 2020
  • Schroders, Big Society Capital target £100m social impact IPO

    23 November 2020

    Schroder Big Society Impact Trust aims to raise £100 million ($134 million) from an initial public offering (IPO) for a first-of-its-kind social impact investment trust it hopes will eventually grow to £500 million in size.

  • BlackRock, DWS, Natixis show 'basic' commitment to ESG, says Morningstar

    20 November 2020

    Morningstar has identified Vanguard and Lyxor among asset managers with a 'low' level of commitment to ESG topics, whilst BlackRock, DWS, Natixis and UBS were flagged for their 'basic' approaches.

  • News round-up: EU offshore wind push, muni green project fund, sovereign ESG data set ... and more

    20 November 2020

    European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans encouraged EU member states to use funds from the €750 billion Next Generation EU fund to make targeted investments in the space to "unlock the necessary private financial flows" to power the expansion.

  • BlueOrchard launches Covid-19 support impact fund

    09 November 2020

    BlueOrchard Finance has launched a $140 million impact fund to help financial institutions provide financing to micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging and frontier markets as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Investors turn to engagement, best-in-class firms to counter greenwashing

    30 October 2020

    The majority of institutional investors are turning to active engagement and 'best-in-class' positive selection as key investment approaches to integrate sustainability and counter 'greenwashing,' according to a survey by Schroders Investment Management.