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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. With interest in impact investing surging, the online series brings together experts across the investment sector to discuss the latest trends and the market responses in a series of topical panel-based fora.
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.
Webinar: Impact Funds & Innovations in the Health Sector
ClearlySo has partnered with Octopus Investments and Paul Hastings to launch an online webinar series focused on exploring impact investment funds across asset classes, with the first webinar focused specifically on impact funds and the health sector.
Webinar: The Emergence of Impact Investment Debt Funds
This webinar, the third in a series brought to you by ClearlySo, Octopus Investments and Paul Hastings, opens up discussions on specific debt fund vehicles and how they are being structured and utilised to address differing market circumstances.
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 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.
5 Reasons GPs Should Not Delay Fundraising for Impact Funds
Founder and CEO of ClearlySo shares his views on why GPs should not wait until "things are back to normal" raise capital for impact funds and work with this "new normal" instead.