Impact

Impact – the sexiest of the investment terms lately – with millions, billions & trillions going into it – into what exactly? Well, we try to assemble a number of relevant resources, for you to make your own mind up… Let’s start by laying out the ONE thing that is important, and that’s THREE of them 🙂

1st Thing First

“Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social & environmental impact alongside a financial return

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Second Thing 2nd

For example, there are 17 colorful goals set by the UN to pick from, and set alongside traditional financial KPIs working blended in the same direction

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Third Thing Third

PE/VC impact investing benchmark to show that impact investment generates returns, and in some cases even better than the more traditional private market investments

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You can stay at those three things if you are content, but if you want to dig in significantly deeper into the topic of impactful investment, then it may be worth noting that most of the controversy today comes from the public market investors, with related ESG guidelines without purposeful impact & without uniformity…

World’s Largest Asset Manager

AM’s CEO to the portfolio companies’ CEOs: Will the companies blend profits with purpose or will they disappoint Larry & as a result (or regardless) all of us..?

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World’s Leading Mgt. Consultant

“…ESG… elements are themselves intertwined..: social criteria overlaps with environmental criteria & governance when companies seek to comply with… sustainability…”

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World’s Biggest of the Big Four

“Leaning into the lessons of our 175-year history, Deloitte has an opportunity to not just help repair the world, but also help reshape a better world—and a track record that says we can make it a reality”

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Yap all the dark logos are saying it (btw. when did they all become so dark?), so you can be damn sure that it is going to become the mainstream way of investing (in case you are wondering GS, JPM, MS, et al. say it too:)… So unless you are going to capture the pending opportunities which will inevitably come lurking outside the mainstream of impact, you may as well join them.., stop fighting it!

Standards & Guides X

“Enabling investors for impact to maximise social impact through increased resources, collaboration and expertise”

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Standards & Guides Y

“Tackling huge problems and questioning received wisdom inevitably evokes creative tension”

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Standards & Guides Z

“The Principles were developed by investors, for investors… to developing a more sustainable global financial system”

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And that’s not all of course: anyone feeling left out please ping us and we will add you, and for the more vivid reader one could visit 360impact for more resources. Why should you care? Because your savings go to investments and shape the future your (grand)kids will live in, and if you are more utilitarian then because you can make money, direct money, raise money

DFI X

‘IFC leveraged $2.6bil in capital to deliver more than $285bil in financing for emerging market companies’

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DFI Y

‘EIF-managed risk-finance instruments funded more than 1mil SMEs in Europe’

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DFI Z

‘Delivering bankability, transition impact & additionality to emerging market economies’

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So here we are talking about deliberate SME impact businesses in 2emma private markets that can be supported by the usual suspects above, but also many others which we will be happy to add if they feel left out…

In the meantime, if you are a business that wants to build in the impact component, or an aspiring VC/PE fund with impact-added, or an investor seeking impact opportunities, please do talk to us!

For everyone else, here are more resources for scanning through:

Theory:

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Academia:

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Reports:

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Examples:

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Check back occasionally, as there is more to come for sure! Impact is not an abstract term as one would make it out to be, and it is quite intermingled with a number of topics on this platform – directly with Refugee Finance & Renewable Energy, and indirectly with HEALTH & NATURE & therefore with Pharma M&A

Impact is in everything we do here at 2EMMA in one way or another. Please see altVENTURE for credentials, the Theme Vitrine for a case study, and do connect to discuss your particular impact venture

Theme Tracker:

For the Perfect Social-Impact Investment, Look No Further Than Cannabis

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Church of England investors ban nine, keep 12 after climate engagement

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Under-the-radar pact announcement by three large pension funds 

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