The Finance for Impact Summit on Monday, 18 July 2022 will bring together leaders of finance, business, governments and other institutions from around the world to discuss how we can better harness finance for the good of people and the planet. This one-day event will be held in person at Mansion House in London, and streamed live to a global audience.

Reducing and absorbing carbon emissions at the speed and scale needed to safeguard our planet requires vast amounts of capital. At the same time a global consensus is emerging that to be sustained and successful, this transition needs to be socially inclusive. Capital will need to be invested in ways that support a Just Transition towards a Net Zero world that is fair and beneficial for all – including the delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Research by MOBILIST and Intellidex has highlighted a growing tension between ESG investment strategies and flows to emerging and frontier markets. While…

Ninety One Africa Credit Opportunities Fund 2 (ACO 2) is a senior private credit fund investing in market dominant companies in African financial inclusion, infrastructure and telecoms sectors.

The fund targets the development of the African Debt Capital Markets (DCM) by creating an alternative asset class, crowding in African pension funds.

BlueOrchard’s Schroder International Selection Fund Emerging Markets Climate Bond Fund (CBF) launched in Q2 2021 with seed capital of $75 million. The UCITS fund purchases mainly green bonds, as well as sustainability bonds, sustainability-linked bonds and general bonds aligned to climate action.

HS Fund II SA (FII) invests in the acquisition and development of affordable residential real estate in South Africa targeted primarily at lower- and middle-income households with an average market value per unit of less than ZAR650,000 (adjusted by consumer price index from January 15).

responsAbility’s Access to Clean Power Fund provides senior and mezzanine debt to companies that provide access to energy solutions to households and SMEs, including C&I.

The fund has a strong focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

The LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III, LP (2017) is a $743 million fund offering exposure to high quality financial services and healthcare businesses across Asia and Africa.

The fund aims to invest in businesses that provide quality, relevant and affordable products to the two billion (and rising) underserved emerging consumers, living on less than $10 a day. By June 2021, the fund had reached 93 million people after four years, surpassing the 70 million target for the full life of the fund.

The Impact Taskforce, the independent, industry-led taskforce supported by the G7 Presidency, has released its recommendations aimed at financing a Just Transition to a climate-secure future for all. The recommendations are focused on transforming the quality and transparency of information on the impact of investment decisions and deploying financing, especially in emerging markets, that delivers positive social and environmental impact.

The Leadership Council, in partnership with the charity pilotlight, have published a new report, The Great British Talent Swap, calling for a sharing of talent and experience between the charitable and commercial sectors.

The Impact Taskforce, established under the UK’s 2021 presidency of the G7, is pleased to announce the group’s members.

The new Taskforce is composed of global leaders from the world of business, public policy, and the social sector, including senior figures from BlackRock, Temasek, Schroders, Mahindra Group, Morgan Stanley, S&P Global, BASF, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.

What are the social impacts of the transition to a net-zero world? How can we mobilise private sector capital to deliver a Just Transition? Can impact investing be a key enabler in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals?