Dr Frederik Dahlmann, Assistant Professor of Global Energy, University of Warwick, investigates nexus opportunities and challenges within the financial community, in the Nexus Network thinkpiece ‘Integrating Impact Investment and Nexus Thinking – Opportunities and challenges‘ Dahlmann_Nexus_Final2015
Frederik Dahlmann says
In this paper, I investigate the extent to which the financial community is aware of and integrates the notion of the ‘energy- water- food nexus’ in its decision-making and investment processes.
Impact investing seeks to create both financial return and positive social or environmental impact. Major impact investors include international development finance institutions, wealthy families, high-net-worth individuals, foundations and endowments.
The paper explores whether investors and professionals in the financial sector already employ suitable strategies, frameworks and metrics or whether other, more innovative investment criteria, data and information are needed to support a nexus-based investment approach.
The paper reviews key initiatives, developments and reports of relevance to nexus thinking in the financial sector, plus includes responses from a variety of sources, to explore the overlap between nexus thinking and impact investing.
Read the full thinkpiece here Dahlmann_Nexus_Final2015