Impact investing is becoming of increased importance to investors and fund managers alike, as they seek out investment opportunities in companies that are committed to making the world a better place. From clean technology and sustainable energy to healthcare innovation, electric vehicle advances and decarbonisation projects, there is a huge potential for VC and PE investors.
On this podcast, Elias Korosis, Partner at Hermes GPE where he oversees the firm’s innovation-led growth investment programme and serves as the portfolio manager of the Hermes GPE Environmental Innovation Fund, looks at the origins of impact investing. How the present day spectrum of strategies has evolved. And what influence innovation could have on impact investing in the coming years. Could an impact/ESG component become a second goal of investment management activities, alongside performance?