New York Life's impact investment initiative will focus on supporting small businesses, affordable housing, and community development to support underserved and undercapitalised communities and address the racial wealth gap in the US.
Closing three transactions totalling $50 million the last year, SAIL Ventures (SAIL), the investment advisor to the &Green Fund (&Green), has sought to generate climate positive returns in tropical agri-commodity production.
Judges praised the way that Vinte differentiates itself through its strong track record, the success of its sustainability bonds, the importance of impact investing in Latin America, as well as Vinte's "deep engagement with development finance".
The Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) is a concept developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which aims to leverage low-cost and long-term funding for early coal retirement and the reinvestment of proceeds to enable renewable energy projects.
IMPACT awards judges this year praised WaterEquity, calling the asset manager "a great example of the use of private investment and the global capital market to close the financing gap that has to date contributed to the global water and sanitation crisis".
As a nature-based investor in the global south, Conservation International Ventures (CIV) has 29 investments in nature-positive businesses across 13 nature-based sub-sectors in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) was praised by the IMPACT awards judges for its efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics within the bank's internal credit processes and IT systems.
Not-for-profit think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative researches the impact of climate change on financial markets and IMPACT awards judges have this year praised it as one of the leading climate data NGOs "driving innovation in green finance markets".
BTE Renewables, which operates wind and solar projects in South Africa and Kenya, has implemented a vulture mitigation and conservation programme at a Kenyan wind farm that includes a squad of bird observers.
This award recognises the creation of a $500,000,000 Shariah-compliant global fund, which has been established to address the developmental and humanitarian needs of the millions of forcibly displaced people across the world.
The Equitable School Revolving Fund (ESRF) was established to tackle the education funding gap and reduce costs for schools across the US by bringing together private philanthropic grant funding and bond proceeds.
The Arts & Culture Impact Fund is a £23 million ($28 million) social impact investment fund offering loans of between £150,000 and £1 million to help UK organisations in the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.
In its first two years of operations Raise Green has conducted 18 private exempt securities offerings across renewable energy, energy efficiency financing, community solar, electric vehicles, and sustainable manufacturing and production.
Credit Suisse Asset Management has won 'Wealth manager of the year' for its' impact efforts, most notably for its pursuit of 'additionality' and engaging companies on their impact in 'Life below water', or Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.
This year, Singapore-based impact investor Silverstrand Capital launched the inaugural Biodiversity Accelerator+, a philanthropic initiative with the aim of scaling solutions to protect the biodiversity of Southeast Asia and beyond.