Impact investing: The third dimension

Investors now think beyond risk and reward

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Matt Christensen of Allianz Global Investors
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Matt Christensen of Allianz Global Investors

Impact investing can facilitate positive change for the planet while resonating with a growing investor base

With the rising frequency of major environmental events and social movements - from floods to wildfires, from #MeToo to Black Lives Matter - the objective of making the world a better place has gone from personal choice to global necessity. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has sounded a 'code red' for the climate, and the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) stands to be the most important meeting yet of major nations on the topic. Add to this the Covid-19 pandemic - which has revealed profound social inequalities - and many investors are increasing...

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