Beyond ESG risk integration: Impact investing

Generali Global Infrastructure


Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment is taking root within the infrastructure investment community. Infrastructure assets have the potential to bring strong social, environmental and economic benefits to society but they are also particularly exposed to ESG risks.

Most investment firms active in the space have by now implemented ESG considerations in their investment process. Logically, these policies have been initially focused on ESG risk assessments. While this is an important development, the asset class  offers  the opportunity to go beyond risk assessment and realize its significant potential for positive impact.

Interestingly, according to a recent IFC publication, private investment fund managers pursuing impact investment strategies have deployed 62% of their capital in infrastructure assets1.

“A defining element of our understanding of sustainability is a ban on investments in sectors with potential to cause strong obstructions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”


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Generali Investments among preferred asset managers brands in Europe
We are pleased to share with you the outcome of the first survey on “Preferred Asset Management Firms by European fund selectors” run by Cerulli Associates, in which Generali Investments ranked #11.

1Creating Impact – The Promise of Impact Investing, April 2019.

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