LeapFrog Investments, a Profit with Purpose investment firm, has expanded its Investor Relations team following the recent USD500 million partnership signed with Temasek, representing the largest ever commitment to an impact investor.
Golding Capital Partners is expanding into impact investing with the appointment of an experienced team of impact investors.
By Sam Gilbert-Ward, business analyst, Pollen Street Capital – Looking to the future, post-Covid, the success of ESG impact investing can be secured by championing three key pillars. First, building ESG into the culture of organisations, supporting initiatives with the resource it deserves. Second, establishing best practice. And third, going beyond reporting, focusing on the actual impact and celebrating successes.
Goodwell Investments, an impact investment firm, has launched Goodwell V. Following on from predecessor funds, Goodwell V aims to channel capital from private investors, family offices and foundations to fast-growing, scalable small and medium-sized companies.
Main Sequence, Australia’s deep tech investment fund founded by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has raised AUD250m for its second fund.
Unreasonable Collective deploys over USD3m in high impact tech ventures within first five months of launch
Unreasonable Collective has closed Q1 2021 with investments in Classcraft, Goodr, At One Ventures and Turtle Tree, totalling more than USD3 million.
Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has held the final close of the NB Private Equity Impact Fund with nearly USD280 million of commitments.
By Sam Gilbert-Ward, Business Analyst, Pollen Street Capital – With governments, businesses and people looking towards the ‘new normal’ post Covid-19 we begin to see the areas where the pandemic has been a catalyst for change. Across the globe businesses are galvanised to consider what ESG really means for them. The refocusing of priorities has given many the opportunity to re-assess their ESG framework and ensure that the strategy put in place creates real impact.
Infra Impact Investment Managers Proprietary Limited (Infra Impact), a boutique infrastructure investment firm, has selected Prescient Fund Services Proprietary Limited (Prescient) as the Fund Administrator for its first infrastructure fund, the Infra Impact Mid-Market Infrastructure Fund 1.
Lafayette Square, an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform, has appointed Seren Tahiroglu as Chief Financial Officer of the firm’s credit strategy.