Investing in Energy


Thematic investing creates investment opportunities directly related to social or environmental needs, and often can address both dimensions simultaneously.


Sonen constructs “impact frameworks” for multiple impact themes that identify specific social or environmental challenges. These help guide our thinking as we explore different ways to deploy capital. Our Energy Framework is the first in a series available for download now.


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Investing in Financial Inclusion

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.

Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure

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.

Investing in Sustainable Real Estate

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. 

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