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Special report: Impact Investing for Pensions

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Published: 9 May 2023

The result of the collaboration between the editorial teams of IPE and IPE Real Assets and Impact Investor, this publication explores the latest developments affecting pension funds moving into impact investing.

Appetite for impact investing strategies among Europe’s pension funds has been growing steadily but at a much slower pace than what would be required to make a meaningful contribution towards closing the funding gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

In this publication, the result of the collaboration of the editorial teams of Impact Investor, Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) and IPE Real Assets, we analyse the latest developments in impact investing and how pension funds are integrating strategies where market-rate financial returns and positive social and environmental impact can go hand-in-hand.

We examine the reasons driving more pension funds into impact, and those preventing others from moving in – from concerns regarding risk and fiduciary duty concerns, to regulatory restrictions limiting exposure to certain asset classes or geographies. We also pay special attention to the latest developments regarding impact measurement and management, a crucial topic for asset owners and asset managers.

The work of our editorial team is complemented with contributions from leading figures in impact investing, including Sir Ronald Cohen and representatives of the National Advisory Boards of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.

You can download a digital copy of our Impact Investing for Pensions report here.

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