Data on impact funds & impact investments
Data on the most popular impact investing themes revealing important impact investing trends to watch for.
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Food Security Funds - April 2023
Food Security Funds
In this report, Food Security includes commingled impact funds that target the following six impact themes: Access to Food, Foodtech, Smallholder Farming, Sustainable Agriculture & Farming, Sustainable Aquaculture, and Small Scale Fisheries. Download the report free now.
Net Zero Aligned Funds - March 2023
Net Zero Aligned Funds
Our report provides an overview of top-down data of Net-Zero-aligned impact funds that specifically collect and report to investors on net-zero-aligned metrics, such as GHG emissions reductions.
Private Equity Funds - February 2023
Private Equity Funds
87 private equity impact funds were launched in 2022 and committed capital grew by 1.9% reaching €161 billion. Learn more in the report.
Impact Fund Universe Report - January 2023
Impact Investing Funds
Impact investing reaches the mark of €539 billion – that is the total capital committed to date, reveals the new Impact Fund Universe Report by Phenix Capital Group.
Impact Report - December 2022
Public equity funds represent 9.21% of funds from our Impact Database. With this report, Phenix Capital Group provides an overview and analysis of the developments of this asset class in the last years.
Impact Report - November 2022
Clean Water & Sanitation
€75 billion has already been committed towards SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), being €41 billion raised by public equity. SDG 6 is meant to solve one of the most urgent issues of our time, the global water and sanitation crisis.
Impact Report - October 2022
Conservation and Biodiversity
Funds targeting Biodiversity have reached a record high – followed by a 55% decline. Capital commitments have had an inconsistent inflow over the past 7 years. More in the report.
Impact Report - September 2022
Real Estate & Infrastructure
The number of impact funds targeting Infrastructure has increased. On the other hand, the number of real estate funds peaked in 2019 and 2020, but had a considerable decrease in 2021. More in the report.
Impact Report - August 2022
Circular Economy Investments
Since 2019, the number of impact funds that target the Circular Economy theme has increased exponentially. Learn about Circular Economy funds.
Impact Report - June 2022
Resilient Economy Investments
A total of 1105 funds contribute to building resilient economies and €232 billion has already been committed.
Impact Report - May 2022
Private Debt Funds
Data on 319 private debt funds shows that €43 billion has already been committed towards private debt funds since 2015. Learn more in the report.
Impact Report - April 2022
Emerging Markets Funds
729 funds target emerging markets, and €96 billion has been committed to emerging markets funds since 2015. Discover more by downloading the free Impact Report.
Impact Report - March 2022
561 funds are net-zero aligned and €271 billion has been committed towards net-zero funds since 2015. Global is the most targeted region.
Impact Report - February 2022
Private Equity Funds
1,120 are private equity funds and €136 billion has been committed to Private Equity funds since 2015. Discover more in the report.
Universe Report - January 2022
Impact Investing Funds
The evolution of the impact fund universe over the past seven years shows that the impact investing universe was resilient throughout an unprecedented 2-year pandemic crisis.
Impact Report: December 2021
Public Equity Funds
More than €1 billion has been committed to Public Equity funds since 2015. The total target size of Public Equity funds launched in 2021 is higher in North America (58%).
Impact Report - November 2021
Real Estate Funds
"It addresses the mismatch between high demand for and limited supply of safe and secure homes for women in need", explains Keith Breslauer, Managing Partner at Patron Capital Partners, about their fund "Women in Safe Homes".
Trend Report - April 2019
Asset Owner Trend Report
More than 90% of respondents believe that generating a positive societal and environmental impact is an integral part of their fiduciary duty and 33% of institutional asset owners allocate at least 10% of AUM to impact.
Impact Report - October 2021
"The ocean is the lungs and the heart of our planet". Above all, “the ocean is the best ally in the fight against climate change”, highlights the co-Managing Directors of SWEN Blue Ocean fund.
Impact Report - September 2021
Gender Lens Investments
Find data on impact funds that directly contribute to solutions reducing gender inequalities through microfinance of strategies in emerging markets, venture capital funds with a Gender Lens focus, and much more.
Impact Report - July 2021
Infrastructure represents 23% of the whole Impact Fund Universe (capital commitments between 2015 and 2020). It is also the biggest sub-category of real assets (65%).
Trend Report - June 2021
Asset Owner Trends Report
This report provides an in-depth look at how the interest of fund allocators has evolved in the last six years based on their InvestorConnect meetings (a total of 3.600).
Impact Report - May 2021
Private Debt Funds
Despite a drop in the number of Private Debt funds launched in 2020, capital commitments doubled compared to 2019. Recent trends in the Private Debt asset class.
Impact Report - April 2021
Impact investments play a crucial role in solving problems that still constrain sustainable development in emerging market economies, such as poverty, access to energy, and finance.
Impact Funds - March 2021
Conservation & Nature-Based funds
This deep dive Impact Report focuses on Conservation & Nature-Based funds that target the following impact themes: Biodiversity, Farming, Forestry, Land Conservation, and Oceans.
Impact Reports - February 2021
Private Equity impact funds in comparison to the rest of the Impact Fund Universe. Overview of past trends: historical capital commitments to date and looking forward by analysing current fundraising.
Universe Report - January 2021
Impact Fund Universe
A Market Map for Institutional Investors, this report provides insight into the evolving impact fund market, analysing trends in the allocation of impact capital across different themes, asset classes, SDGs and geographies.
Impact Reports - November 2020
Pathway to Net-Zero
A first-of-a-kind overview of the institutional impact fund universe contributing to the transition towards net-zero.
Fund Report - March 2020
Global Impact Platform
The 2020 Global Impact Platform Fund Report provides insights and analytics within the institutional impact fund market, from a capital committed and current fundraising perspective.