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April 6, 2018

Less institutional capital flowing into the UK in the face of Brexit spells opportunity for British family offices, fund managers say.

Less institutional capital flowing into the UK in the face of Brexit spells opportunity for British family offices, fund managers say.

The European Investment Fund (EIF)—the European Union-backed agency which provides finance for small and medium enterprises—has committed upwards of €600 million annually to the UK in recent years, but is in the process of slowing its contributions, and would likely halt them entirely post-Brexit.

January 12, 2018

Bosch buys stake in digital mapping pioneer Here; new study on responsible impact divestment; and Nintendo Switch beats its own sales record

Bosch buys stake in digital mapping pioneer Here

Two of Germany’s largest tech manufacturers—Continental and family-owned Bosch—have bought stakes in Here, the digital mapping service expected to be vital to the development of self-drive cars.

The companies bought 5% apiece for an undisclosed amount, with Bosch’s chairman Dr Volkmar Denner saying the deal affirmed his company was “more than cars”.

October 18, 2017

Sharing the lessons learned is one of the recommendations in a new report on technical assistance in the impact investment industry.

Sharing the lessons learned is one of the recommendations in a new report on technical assistance in the impact investment industry.

Beyond Investment: The Power of Capacity-Building Support was launched by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) this month and highlights “common, effective practices and opportunities to enhance future practices”.

August 23, 2017

How does a fifth-generation member of one of Europe’s most notable family businesses continue its long tradition of social consciousness? By launching a second career as an impact investing pioneer. Daniel Bardsley reports.

How does a fifth-generation member of one of Europe’s most notable family businesses continue its long tradition of social consciousness? By launching a second career as an impact investing pioneer. Daniel Bardsley reports.

Many people, after two or three decades in one line of work, find the idea of reinventing themselves professionally appealing. In reality, only a minority go ahead with it and take the plunge. For Stephen Brenninkmeijer, however, such a career change was always part of the plan.

August 18, 2017

The burgeoning number of young investors looking to create positive impact along with profits are being encouraged to “do their homework” as so-called “impact investing” becomes more mainstream.

The burgeoning number of young investors looking to create positive impact along with profits are being encouraged to “do their homework” as so-called “impact investing” becomes more mainstream.

New research by Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing shows millennials are driving the $9 trillion sustainable investment market, and are twice as likely as other investors to put money into companies and funds targeting social or environmental goals.

August 15, 2017

Jean Case, co-founder and chief executive of the entrepreneurial philanthropic Case Foundation, takes heart from a growing passion for impact investing after enlightening engagements in Asia.

Jean Case, co-founder and chief executive of the entrepreneurial philanthropic Case Foundation, takes heart from a growing passion for impact investing after enlightening engagements with next generation leaders in Asia.

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. These are just some of cities and regions that were represented at a Pan-Asian gathering of change makers focused on impact investing in Seoul, Korea earlier this year.

July 10, 2017

Women, Millennial and second-generation clients are driving the growth of the global impact intermediary sector, says a non-profit member organisation for impact investors.

Women, Millennial and second-generation clients are driving the growth of the global impact intermediary sector, says a non-profit member organisation for impact investors.

Women, more often than men, were asking for impact related services (60% women, 40% men), Toniic found in its T100: Insights from Impact Advisors and Consultants.

June 23, 2017

A large portion of capital managed by fund managers making private equity impact investments is raised from family offices and high net worth individuals (HNWIs), new research finds.

A large portion of capital managed by fund managers making private equity impact investments is raised from family offices and high net worth individuals (HNWIs), new research finds.

Up to 37% versus only 5% of the capital managed by private debt focused fund managers came from family offices and HNWIs, according to the seventh annual Impact Investor Survey 2017. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) surveyed the views of 209 respondents who together managed more than $114 billion in impact investing assets.

June 15, 2017

What will it take to make socially and environmentally responsible investment the “new normal”? The answer may lie with the next generation, a conference in London heard this week.

What will it take to make socially and environmentally responsible investment the “new normal”? The answer may lie with the next generation, a conference in London heard this week.

The influence high net worth Millennials exert on their parents when it comes to impact investing was a theme that came up again and again at The Economist’s Impact Investing Europe conference in London today.

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