Lending for impact: the case for impact investing in private debt

14 min read 9 Apr 21


Impact investing continues to play a pivotal role in channelling private capital towards projects and companies that can help to address key social and environmental challenges. What’s more, there could be huge opportunities to target real-world impact as calls to 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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By Richard Sherry

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

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