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  • S&P: More private capital needed to finance UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Private capital must play a far greater role in green projects throughout the developing world if governments are to deliver on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), S&P Global Ratings has warned. A report by the credit ratings giant – titled It’s Time For A Change –......

  • BEYOND TRADE-OFFS: Investor perspectives from across the continuum of impact investing

    As impact investing grows, investors are beginning to better understand the relationship between risk, return, and impact. Beyond Trade-offs is a series that includes research from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the factors driving this growth, and perspectives from leading investors who have moved beyond the trade-off debate to......

  • Millennial Voices: new collection of stories from Authentic Investor

    Authentic Investor have released a new collection of short articles written by millennials working in investment. Millennial Voices brings together the stories of six young investment professionals, all working in sustainability roles across Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Their reflections show the......

  • $1 billion pledged by UN Green Climate Fund

    Ahead of the UN climate talks in December, the Green Climate Fund has pledged $1 billion for 19 new projects and programmes in developing countries. The approved proposals include climate resilience projects in Indian coastal communities, renewable energy in Tonga and finance-focused programmes in Africa......

  • Banks and social impact measurement

    Should banks measure their social impact? A recent article, focusing on banking in the USA, argues exactly that – and suggests that the financial sector could learn a lot from the non-profit world about how to measure and evidence the impact they are having on......

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