PLUS: JPMorgan Chase commits £1.2m to Fair4All Finance to improve financial inclusion; IIX launches coalition to develop first gender-lens ‘asset class’; UK impact investments estimated at £58bn; and more.
Speaking at the GSG Summit, Julia Gillard says impact investing should help build a gender-equitable world post-pandemic, while First Bank of Nigeria chair Ibukun Awosika warns investment in women must be more strategic.
BlueMark's in-depth review of 30 investors – with a combined $99bn in impact assets under management – finds more than half not aligned with SDG targets, while cost constraints mean only 11% engage with stakeholders to assess their impact.
Zamo Capital – the new company backed by Big Society Capital to scale up social investors – confirms its first deal, which will help Social and Sustainable Capital expand its team and raise more capital for its housing fund.
PLUS: Generation Investment raises $1bn to invest in “sustainability revolution”, SIS Ventures makes first equity investment, North East Social Investment Fund invests £700k in employability and education, and more.