Simon Henry, ICROA Programme Director, joined a panel discussion at the Annual Global Impact Investment Conference in Geneva to discuss the drivers behind corporate carbon offsetting strategies.
The conference highlighted the latest R&D techniques and metrics being used to widen the investment flows into the impact market. It also addressed pooling impact investment strategies and techniques to optimize financial, as well as social and environmental returns, while reducing risk exposure.
The sustainable investment market, largely dominated by negative screening and ESG integration strategies for public equities, is slowly transitioning to impact investment with a dual bottom line of positive societal and financial returns. This is driven by private capital and “early entrant” family offices with a long term investment horizon, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.