Driven by falling price curves for renewables, mispriced risk, and the need to ramp up climate finance to avert a planetary crisis, investors are finding opportunity in distributed solar and wind plants, waste-to energy facilities, wastewater systems and sustainable agriculture.
Goldman Sachs has been at the forefront of the design and issuance of innovative green, social and sustainable bonds, raising financing to benefit everything from critical infrastructure projects to initiatives that fuel commercial activity in local economies.
This is the year impact investing gets real. Really. That’s the thread connecting a half-dozen or so forecasts from Equilibrium Capital’s Dave Chen, who returned to ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment podcast for a New Year’s check-in on the progress of the “institutional shift” in impact investing.
Sustainability has a reputation for being a sector populated with compassionate liberals. But bleeding hearts have no place in the world of sustainable finance, according to Vineet Rai, group founder of impact investing firm Aavishkaar-Intellecap.