The new portal is an example of how wealth managers are pushing harder at the impact investing space, seeing it as a way to engage with existing and new clients.
Glenmede, the US wealth management group, has launched a website to showcase articles around environmental, social and governance issues, tapping into perceived thirst for ideas around impact investing.
The firm, which oversees about $40 billion in assets under management, has rolled out Impactivate℠. The site highlights four categories in the impact investing space:
Emerging trends in clean tech, food systems and sustainable agriculture, and natural resources and conservation; learning how investors and practitioners are working toward solutions that advance human rights, employee welfare, healthcare, and financial inclusion; discovering how faith-based organizations can achieve certain goals, and a segment on latest investment strategy ideas.
“An expanding body of research has resulted in the beginning of an exciting era in the discipline of impact investing, with a spectrum of approaches emerging, from identifying companies that adopt ESG-aware policies and practices to direct value-based investing,” Casey Clark, director of sustainable and impact investing at Glenmede, said.
The organization said it has put impact investing strategies to work for its clients for the past 15 years, with growth in this area accelerating in the past five years.
Among recent developments, Glenmede has moved to larger New York offices.
To view a recent article about the trend of impact investing and associated developments, see here.