5 key points of France’s pioneering position in impact finance

Last Thursday, March 25, 2021, was held an event that—hopefully—inaugurates the positioning of France as a pioneer in scaling Impact Finance. Entitled “Impact finance: fad or fundamental trend of sustainable finance?“, the event brought together around Bruno Le Maire—the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery—leading players in this topic of major importance for theContinue reading “5 key points of France’s pioneering position in impact finance”

Les 5 points clés du positionnement de la France en pionnier de la finance à impact

Jeudi dernier, le 25 mars 2021, s’est tenu un évènement qui inaugure, espérons-le, le positionnement de la France comme pionnier du passage à l’échelle de la Finance à Impact. En effet, l’évènement « La finance à impact : effet de mode ou tendance de fond de la finance durable ? » regroupait à Bercy autourContinue reading “Les 5 points clés du positionnement de la France en pionnier de la finance à impact”

ESG Impact, through Real Estate management

The impact of Real Estate Building constructions and operations accounted in 2019 for 35% of the world’s energy consumption, and also accounted for nearly 38% of energy-related CO2 emissions, worldwide… For these reasons, the UN estimated that, in order to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 degrees by 2030, the RealContinue reading “ESG Impact, through Real Estate management”

ESG rebranding, ESG debranding, and the SFDR

Will we reach a turning point in ESG investments, when, within 24 days, on March, the 10th, most of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) obligations will become applicable? The current situation has indeed become quite paradoxical in the biggest market, Europe, representing 70% of the worldwide sustainable AuM : never before had ESG fundsContinue reading “ESG rebranding, ESG debranding, and the SFDR”

Is ESG Impact measurable?

A very recently pusbished HBR article, entitled “ESG Impact Is Hard to Measure — But It’s Not Impossible“, discusses the difficulty of measuring ESG impact. In the conclusions, it’s author, Jennifer Howard-Grenville, proposes three complementary concrete actions in order to go beyond the measure—which, today, might indeed be misleading due the aggregate confusion brought byContinue reading “Is ESG Impact measurable?”

Positive Impact Iceberg Model: Why you probably overlooked 90% of your company or positive impact portfolio

The “Positive Impact” thinking has been making the buzz for a while now, but the approach is often mixed up with the more restrictive notion of “Positive Social Impact”, or limited to the direct impact linked to a company “Business Model”, and, by doing so, it misses 90% of a company impact—and, incidentally, of aContinue reading “Positive Impact Iceberg Model: Why you probably overlooked 90% of your company or positive impact portfolio”

5 ways to better engage on ESG—through impact

ESG Engagement is not limited to Proxy Voting policy! Are you a responsible investor willing to influence the ESG performance of a company you invested in ? Then “Engagement” is probably one of the tools you are using to try to achieve this end. But the fact is that, today, Engagement has little or noContinue reading “5 ways to better engage on ESG—through impact”