Sonen Closes GSRA Fund, Top Reads and Events

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Sonen Closes GSRA Fund

Sonen Capital announces the final close of its Global Sustainable Real Assets Fund, a $75 million private global real assets impact investment fund. Continue Reading….

What We’re Reading

REPORT: 

Impact Investing Trends: Evidence of a Growing Industry

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
This latest GIIN survey highlights that assets under management and capital raised by fund managers had a compound annual growth rate of over 18% over the three-year period. Respondents also are largely satisfied with results, with anywhere from 85% to 95% stating that financial performance met or exceeded expectations and 98% felt that their impact expectations were met or exceeded.

REPORT:

The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative

The New Climate Economy

The report makes the case for the unprecedented opportunity municipalities and governments have to invest in clean, sustainable infrastructure. It highlights solutions to three challenges, reigniting growth, delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and reducing climate risk in line with the Paris Agreement.

REPORT:

TONIIC T100: Insights from the Frontier of Impact Investing

TONIIC 

This report offers insights from investors who have committed to 100% in impact investments. The report sheds light on 51 investment portfolios and their members, made up of family offices, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. Data highlights include investor motivations, demographics, asset classes, asset sizes, liquidity objectives and financial performance expectations.

REPORT:

Navigating the Sustainable Investment Landscape

World Resources Institute
According to the working paper, enthusiasm for sustainable investing is surging, with more than $8.7 trillion in investment capital already managed with consideration for environmental, social and governance factors in US markets alone. Researchers surveyed 115 investment professionals and include ways to overcome roadblocks along with their findings.

Webinar Replay Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure

Sonen’s latest webinar, Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure, is now available for replay. This webinar is part of Sonen’s continuing series of Impact Frameworks developed to guide our investment process and present to clients interested in specific impact themes.

Also included, via the link below, are responses to an additional 12 questions that are not in the original webinar.

Where We’re Engaging Shareholder Advocacy
EVENT: 

Sacramento Climate and Water Advocacy Day

LOCATION: California State Capitol  March 29, 2017
Sonen Capital will be participating in an advocacy day organized by CERES to meet with California State Assembly members and California State Senators. This provides a unique opportunity to provide state legislators with input from California residents on the importance of environmental policy to drive opportunities for innovation and investment in a low-carbon economy.