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Impact Investing

AllianzGI creates unit dedicated to private markets impact investments

Allianz Global Investors has created a dedicated Private Markets Impact unit within its Sustainable investment platform, which will be led by Matt Christensen, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at AllianzGI. The Private Markets Impact unit combines existing equity and debt investing expertise with a newly created impact measurement

Summa Equity holds final close of third impact fund at cEUR2.3bn

Private equity firm Summa Equity has closed its third fund (Fund III) with investor commitments of cEUR 2.3 billion (cSEK 23 billion). The Fund was closed in record time and was oversubscribed within four months in a fully virtual fundraising environment.    With its new fund, Summa Equity now manages

Verdane launches EUR300m growth impact fund

European specialist growth equity investor Verdane has held a final close of Verdane Idun I (Idun), an impact focused fund investing in technology-enabled businesses based out of Europe. The Fund is classified as “Article 9” under the European Union’s Finance Disclosure Regulation and closed at its hard cap of EUR300

Circulate Capital invests in “Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia”

Circulate Capital, a Singapore-based investment management firm that finances innovations, companies, and infrastructure to prevent the flow of plastic waste into the world’s oceans, is investing in Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia via the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF). This plastic waste collection and recycling company is pioneering and testing

Bridges partners with Tier 1 to support continued circular economy growth

Bridges Fund Management, a specialist sustainable and impact investor, has invested in Tier 1, a circular economy business that specialises in IT asset disposal (ITAD), IT refurbishment and the reselling of used IT hardware.  Bridges will support Tier 1 with its organic growth plan, while also scaling the business further

SASC to launch new renewable fund in 2022 to deliver community energy projects

As world leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26 to debate how to tackle climate change, Social and Sustainable Capital, a social investor highlights the key role innovative community energy projects are playing in reducing carbon emissions and building more resilient communities. SASC has also announced plans to launch a ‘next

LSE’s Marshall Institute to launch GBP50m social impact accelerator

Sir Paul Marshall has today announced a GBP50 million donation to the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Marshall Institute, which will kick-start a unique accelerator for social impact ventures, as part of his long-term ambition to create a philanthropic cooperative that brings together capital, expertise and passion for change in

Liberty Global Ventures partners with Avesta Capital

Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty Global, a specialist in converged video, broadband and communications services, has struck a strategic partnership with specialist impact investment firm Avesta Capital which will see it initially invest USD2 million to help promote diversity and inclusion and tackle the global challenges of

Bridges appoints Investment Director

Bridges Fund Management (Bridges), a sustainable and impact investor, has appointed Eva Sarma as an Investment Director for Bridges Evergreen, its long-term capital vehicle. Sarma previously spent 11 years at 3i, latterly as a Director in the UK private equity team. More recently she was Chief Operating Officer and Company


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