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”

All that glitters is not Green

Are you greenwashing by overstating the ESG impact of your funds ? And maybe, in the process, did you fire your not-so-cooperative Sustainability Officer ? Then, probably, and after DWS—suspected by US authorities—, the regulator is coming for you. The Wall Street journal reported last week that the U.S. authorities are investigating DWS Group. TheContinue reading “All that glitters is not Green”

KICKSTART 2021: IMPACTIN enters the Final Selection round!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be participating in the KICKSTART Final Selection pitching session, among 27 other startups from 10 countries! KICKSTART is an ecosystem innovation platform—and one of the largest European of this kind. It bridges the gap between startups, corporations, cities, foundations and universities to accelerate partnerships and deep techContinue reading “KICKSTART 2021: IMPACTIN enters the Final Selection round!”

Even more regulations on Sustainable Finance

On April 21st, 2021, the EU adopted a new package of regulatory measures concerning Sustainable Finance. We outlined hereafter the main characteristics of these initiatives : The EU Taxonomy climate delegate act. To be adopted by the end of May, 2021. After revision, green economic activities eligible to the taxonomy have been defined.  The EUContinue reading “Even more regulations on Sustainable Finance”

Join IMPACT CONNECT digital event on April 23rd for a matchmaking with IMPACTIN

Are you a sustainability manager, impact or venture capital investor, or interested in finding innovative solutions for Sustainable Finance or Regulatory Technology? Then you should freely register and join us for the IMPACT CONNECT | Matchmaking Day event on April 23rd, afternoon, with other GreenTech / Impact start-ups. The IMPACT CONNECT | Matchmaking Day isContinue reading “Join IMPACT CONNECT digital event on April 23rd for a matchmaking with IMPACTIN”

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”

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”

An ESG bubble on the rise?

The ESG finance has shown many signs of very strong market traction since the beginning of the year. And now, questions start to pop-up… “Is ESG overbought? Is it in bubble territory? “—these two relevant questions were asked as a reaction to the interesting publication of key investment themes by the Deutsche Bank Weath Management (centeredContinue reading “An ESG bubble on the rise?”

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?”