We are pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Parker as the new head of our Endowment and Foundation practice.
We are pleased to announce that Sonen Capital has become a member of 2X Global, a global industry body focused on increasing the volume and impact of capital directed towards women’s economic empowerment worldwide.
We are pleased to unveil our latest report, showcasing the strides we have made in pursuit of financial inclusion for small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals, safeguarding precious ecosystems, and preserving access to clean water.
We started Sonen Global Equity 10 years ago with a goal to provide competitive financial returns alongside meaningful and measurable social and environmental impact. When we published our first impact report for this strategy, we decided to make these reports available to all, and not just investors.
Greater access to financial services is more important than ever. Financial services of all types play a critical role in global social and economic development. In this Impact Framework, lay out where we believe investors can allocate capital to meet financial inclusion goals to expand access, improve affordability and increase products and services for underserved populations.
Through 2030, over $90 trillion will need to be invested in infrastructure to keep pace with population growth and increasing urbanization. This figure represents more than the entire value of all current infrastructure across the globe. To meet this demand, private capital will have to be deployed, along with public investments and philanthropy. As impact investors, this provides a great opportunity to mobilize capital to target climate-smart infrastructure that provides more services to more people in a more sustainable manner.
As populations grow, economies develop and urban cores reach capacity, the need increases to expand the supply of environmentally sustainable and socially equitable opportunities within the built environment. The built environment refers to manmade surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space, to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply or energy networks. Sonen constructs Impact Frameworks that help guide our investment decision-making within specific social and environmental themes.
From the main stage at SOCAP19, Raul Pomares of Sonen Capital and Rodrigo Villar of New Ventures discuss the impact investment opportunity in Latin America. They discuss their impressions of the impact ecosystem, quality of expertise and investments, and entrepreneurship throughout LATAM. They discuss the misconceptions investors have when considering the region, from violence to deal flow, and how the impact community is innovating to rise above those issues to get Latin America on investor's radars.
Raul Pomares, Founder of Sonen Capital, was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Latin American Impact Investing Forum of Central America and The Caribbean (FLII), organized by New Ventures. The event facilitates meetings and dialogues between the main actors from different sectors across the region in order to strengthen the ecosystem of support and funding of social and environmental entrepreneurs.
This webinar highlights the measurable impact of the firm’s public equity, fixed income and global sustainable real assets strategies. It will also discuss Sonen’s groundbreaking work in seeking to align its strategies with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.