A country-by-country law compendium about impact investing

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Here’s a 564-page report about the legal frameworks in various jurisdictions (here’s the webpage about the project) – broken out country-by-country (11 in total) – about investing for sustainability impact. It was commissioned by PRI, UNEP FI and the Generation Foundation – and drafted by Freshfields. Quite an undertaking – and I wonder how quickly some of it will be outdated given how fast everything is moving…

Also see this note by Jamie Broderick:

Hilary Wiek, CFA, CAIA at PitchBook Data recently published “Impact Funds by Reason and Region“, which looks at where impact capital is flowing in private markets. As you would expect, the US dominates in private markets generally (see below, lefthand pie chart), but Europe generates over half of global capital when it comes to impact funds (righthand pie chart). Pitchbook has one of the largest datasets on global impact investment, so limited partners have access to 1,800 impact funds to research as they consider where to place their capital.