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While the global economy is significantly behind schedule on achieving ‘net zero’, the phenomenal growth of ESG assets has done little to slow the advance of human-driven global warming.

Impact investing aims to generate positive, measurable real-world change — particularly in combating the climate crisis — while also providing financial returns. Investing for impact is crucial to help emerging markets ensure a just and rapid transition to net-zero, with increased sustainability delivering attractive returns for investors.

This report is sponsored by Nuveen, but produced by PWM journalists.

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Daniel Wild, Bank J. Safra Sarasin

Investing for impact to combat climate crisis

Asset management has a key role to play in the transition to a greener economy

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Investing with impact across asset classes

Amy O’Brien, Nuveen’s global head of responsible investing, discusses how investors can effectively address social and environmental issues using their portfolio

Alix Lebec, Lebec Consulting

Empowering emerging markets to achieve a just transition

Private capital is key to helping developing economies reduce emissions and adapt to global warming, yet many investors perceive them as too risky

Hortense Bioy, Morningstar

Impact investors embrace the data revolution

Directives requiring companies to disclose ESG data should enable investors to make better-informed choices and drive positive change 

Michael Steingold, Russell Investments

Building the sustainable cities of the future

With the majority of the global population now living in urban areas, making cities more sustainable can be a key way to create impact 

Investing for Impact