[EP. 1/6] Investing in Solutions to Address Society’s Biggest Challenges

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John William Olsen, Fund Manager, David Halfacre, Partnerships Development Director & Veronique Chapplow, Investment Director

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Creating Positive Futures: Episode 1 Impact investing focuses on addressing the world’s most pressing problems while delivering financial returns, seeking societal advancement to bring prosperity for all. Investments in healthcare are focusing on advancements in life sciences and telemedicine, whereas net-zero climate solutions are helping investors re-think renewable energy. Impact also include social investments to promote inclusion, quality work and education across the globe. The metrics of impact success are currently being formalised across industries and regions, often referencing the SDG framework. Their application is wide, from listed equities to green bonds. In the evolving world of impact investing, a question persists: which areas should impact investing be targeting? What are the best opportunities to make a positive societal difference and earn an financial return? In this series, M&G reviews the current and predicted future state of impact investing and identifies areas where investors can have the most impact across the globe. Initial discussions explore how investors can combat the climate emergency, and the methods used to measure impact. Later in the series, we will focus on how investors can deliver positive social impact, a guide on avoiding greenwashing, and what impact investing looks like outside Europe. In this first episode, Veronique Chapplow, Investment Director, and John William Olsen, Fund Manager of M&G Positive Impact Fund, will provide an introduction to the basics of impact investing, so that investors can build an understanding about how to positively contribute towards solving global challenges through their investments. Join this webinar to: ●Understand the raison d’être and outlook for impact investing ●Explore how impact investing differs from other forms of investments ●Gain a better understanding of the environmental and social challenges we face, and the opportunities to solve them ●Earn 30 minutes of CPD credit
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