The two worlds of Impact & ESG – Will both manage to convince the investors?

Sachin Vankalas, General Manager of LuxFLAG, took part as a panel moderator at the 2nd Sustainable Finance Forum organised by Luxembourg for Finance on 26th June 2019. Marie Laure Schaufelberger (Pictet Group), Ophélie Mortier (Degroof Petercam), Véronique Schapplow (M&G Investments) participated as speakers.

Impact and ESG investments are two sides of one coin in the quest for sustainable investments. ESG investing strives for a better finance which is open to a broad audience and assembles large investment tickets. Impact investments are today mainly available for well-informed investors who aim to create tangible impact. Which model will be more persuasive for the retail and institutional market in the future? How much additional impact can listed companies really create? Or is true impact only possible through project finance? The session explored through concrete case studies how both worlds might together add up in a future-proof equation.