Lending for impact: tackling global challenges with private debt

14 min read 19 Apr 21

Summary: Impact investing continues to play a pivotal role in channelling private capital towards projects and companies that can help to address a wide range of social and environmental challenges. What’s more, there could be huge opportunities to unlock investments that target tangible, real-world impact, as calls to turn rhetoric into action on climate and sustainability intensify during this Decade of Action and beyond.

In this paper, we discuss why we believe private debt, as an asset class, is particularly well-suited to impact investment, and highlight some of the factors that need to be taken into account when building multi-theme private debt impact portfolios.

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The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

By M&G Investments