(English Audio) Deep-dive 1: Getting the impact finance straight

A session by Ryuichi Horie, Akiyo Inaba, Michael Salvatico, Priscilla Boiardi and Ryosuke Imai
CSR Design, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc., S&P Global Sustainable 1, OECD and Ministry of Environment, Environment and Economy Division, Minister’s Secretariat

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  • What is the difference of impact investment from ESG investing? Why does it matter to have a clear intention to make a positive impact? How does the perspective of thinking about impact affect actual investment behaviour?
  • What is the lowest line of returns that impact investors accept? How to answer the question of fiduciary duty?
  • How are investors involved in identifying, monitoring, and evaluating the impact? Is there a difference depending on the asset class?

  • Priscilla Boiardi, Policy Analyst – Private Finance for Sustainable Development, Financing for Sustainable Development, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
  • Ryosuke Imai, Deputy Director for Environmental Finance, Environment and Economy Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Environment
  • Akiyo Inaba, General Manager, Sustainability Management Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings
  • Michael Salvatico, Head of Asia Pacific ESG Business Development, S&P Global Sustainable 1
  • Moderator: Ryuichi Horie, Co-founder and CEO, CSR Design