2 years in Impact Finance

Happy birthday IMPACTIN! 2 years ago, we launched our venture in a field, Impact Finance, whose concept had barely emerged at the time, and was usually confused with, or assimilated to impact investing. We were used to call it ESG impact to differenciate our approach with traditional ESG rating approaches. During these last two yearsContinue reading “2 years in Impact Finance”

Impact Finance: a (good) definition

The last week has seen a vey important event for the future of Sustainable Finance: a clear definition of Impact Finance has been proposed by Finance For Tomorrow, as a first output of their work on the Impact Finance Marketplace initiative, launched in March 2021. Definition of Impact Finance An english version of the frenchContinue reading “Impact Finance: a (good) definition”

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”

Taxonomy vs. Greenwashing: 14 key takeaways on EU webinars

Did you miss last week the 2-days of webinars on the EU Taxonomy for Green Finance organized by the European Commission the 24 and 26 of February ? Don’t let it bother you: we prepared 14 key takeaways! Webinars on EU Taxonomy: Agenda With the 800 printed pages of EU taxonomy, 1 kg. of pop-corn,Continue reading “Taxonomy vs. Greenwashing: 14 key takeaways on EU webinars”

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”

Countries ESG impact rating: should it be integrated into credit rating?

Several approaches of countries ESG rating, and worldwide ranking, are currently available on the market, mostly based on hundreds of qualitative and quantitative data. They are very similar, and share the same limitations: they do not systematically try to measure the ESG impact of a country, and agregate too many indicators, ending with a non-sensicalContinue reading “Countries ESG impact rating: should it be integrated into credit rating?”