In a new instalment of Unquote's Lockdown series, Cambridge Associates managing director Annachiara Marcandalli explains why it is unlikely that impact investing will be sidelined post pandemic.
Marcandalli also addresses the convergence of financially motivated investors and ethically motivated ones, moving beyond the traditional dichotomy of whether financial returns would be compromised in impact investments.
She also talks about how the definition of what is impactful has evolved. She says that by helping clients scrutinise their portfolios during the pandemic, Cambridge Associates has been surprised to find that many were already financing sectors that have been crucial during this time such as telemedicine, online education and food delivery: “We have been rehearsing some of the great investments that are already in portfolios but are also impactful and necessary.”
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