Developed Markets Dominate Impact Funds

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    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Investors have committed €116 billion to impact investments in developed countries, according to the Global Impact Platform, a proprietary database of impact funds selected by Phenix Capital – an investment consultant specialising in this market segment.

    This stock of capital has been invested across 667 vehicles with an average fund size of €171 million, according to the platform. The database also shows that there was a 78% growth rate in the number of fund vintages targeting the developed markets between 2014 – 2019. According to the platform, developed market strategies have outpaced emerging market and global impact investment strategies.

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    Beyond that amount, €57 billion is currently being raised by asset managers, across 245 impact investment vehicles with a target size greater than €80 million, targeting the developed markets.

    Within the developed markets, SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and SDG 13 Climate Action are the most targeted Sustainable Development Goals.

    According to  The current market presents an opportunity for institutional investors to address social and environmental challenges within Europe, North America, and other mature markets.

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    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe is an economist with 8 years of experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research, the Stockholm School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Filipe holds a MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a MSc in Economics from the University of London, where he currently is a PhD candidate.
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