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ClearlySo’s Fund Advisory team advises emerging and established fund managers on the structuring and launching of impact investment vehicles.
The team screens a large number of impact funds a year, mostly venture capital and private equity strategies, and works with a select few to raise capital through our LP investor network.
In addition to access to these opportunities, ClearlySo’s coverage of the impact fund market allows us to provide our LP investor network with insights on emerging trends and assistance in developing a sustainable or impact investment strategy.
We regularly produce content to showcase the impact strategies and sectors areas receiving investment, allowing both impact and commercially focused LPs to understand and navigate this emerging area.
See some of our more recent materials below, and register for access to the ClearlySo Funds Portal above to be included in our quarterly Impact Funds newsletter (eligibility applies).
Impact Fund Webinars
ClearlySo has partnered with Paul Hastings and Octopus Investments to launch an online series focused on exploring impact investment across multiple topics at a particularly relevant time.
Webinar: The Future of Food
Missed our live session? Catch the recording of this webinar where ClearlySo's David Gowenlock, joined by exceptional guest speakers to dive into the subject of sustainability, the food industry and how impact funds have a role to play.
Webinar: Sustainable Energy & Renewables
Kicking off Part II of the Impact Investment Funds Webinar Series, in partnership with Octopus and Paul Hastings, ClearlySo Founder & CEO, Rod Schwartz unpicks sustainable energy and renewable investment themes with special guests from ETF Partners, Octopus Renewables and Impax Asset Management.
Webinar: How to Identify and Call Out Impact-Washing
The second webinar in the ClearlySo collaboration with Octopus Investments and Paul Hastings focused on exploring impact investment funds across asset classes, with particularly look at the topic of impact-washing.
Recent Insights from ClearlySo's Funds Advisory Team
ClearlySo speaks to many fund managers each year - from small thematically focused teams to large institutions looking to launch their first impact vehicle. In addition, we gather investment preferences from hundreds of LP investors. These conversations allow us to offer insights on the most interesting opportunities in the market, and how they are addressing the needs of investors.
Impact investing – one of three key trends expected in private markets
Following a decade of growth, COVID-19 hastens the end of the longest bull run in history and leads many private market investors to question - what next?
Impact funds and innovations in the health sector
With public health systems under strain from reductions in public spending and ageing populations, we discuss how private investors should explore the commercial opportunity presented by health funds.
The impact fund market is coming of age and why ‘impact washing’ is over-hyped
The ClearlySo Impact Funds team share their insights into the impact fund market, reflecting on nuances around the shift towards sustainable, ESG and impact investing.