Thought Leadership

At Sonen, we contribute to numerous thought pieces and publications, take leadership roles within industry organizations, and lead and conduct studies to maintain our position at the leading edge of the developing world of impact investing. We believe these activities serve not only to inform and improve our knowledge and understanding of this evolving area, but it also enhances our ability to deliver to our clients increasingly more sophisticated and holistic impact strategies and services.

Thought Leadership

Webinar: 5 Ways We Measure Investment Impact

Sonen’s webinar, 5 Ways We Measure Investment Impact, is available for replay. This webinar is based on Sonen’s 2016 Impact Report, and it highlights the social and environmental impacts generated by its four investment strategies. The Report emphasizes the 5 ways in which Sonen evaluates impact in both public and private markets.

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Quarterly Commentary

Q1, 2017 Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Review

Stay up to date with information on financial markets, the economy and thematic impact investing research. Each quarter, Sonen Capital’s investment team provides a Quarterly Market Commentary.
We present a macro analysis of capital markets and the global issues affecting them. We also feature a thematic review of the latest trends in impact investing.

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Thought Leadership

Renewable energy investors urged to manage community land & security risks

Multi-million renewable energy investments could be at risk from overlooking harms to local communities. Managing these impacts is key to secure a fast and fair transition to a low-carbon economy, and safeguard financial returns, according to analysis by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Transform Finance and Sonen Capital. A new briefing launched today sets out why investors in renewable energy should take action to ensure projects respect local communities’ rights and provides tools to use in their investment relationships.

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Thought Leadership

2016 Impact Report

Sonen Capital is pleased to present its 2016 Annual Impact Report. The 2016 Report highlights the social and environmental impacts generated by its four investment strategies. The Report emphasizes the multiple ways in which Sonen evaluates impact in both public and private markets, using its own proprietary methods as well as reporting the positive impacts that align with the UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

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Webinar: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure

Sonen’s webinar, Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure, is now available for replay. This webinar is based on Sonen’s continuing series of Impact Frameworks, which are abbreviated versions of research we develop to guide our investment process and present to clients interested specific impact themes. We also respond to an additional 12 questions we did not have time to discuss during Q&A.

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Quarterly Commentary

Q4, 2016 Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Review

Stay up to date with information on financial markets, the economy and thematic impact investing research. Each quarter, Sonen Capital’s investment team provides a Quarterly Market Commentary.

We present a macro analysis of capital markets and the global issues affecting them. We also feature a thematic review of the latest trends in impact investing.

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Impact Framework

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.

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Quarterly Commentary

Q3, 2016 Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Review

Stay up to date with information on financial markets, the economy and thematic impact investing research. Each quarter, Sonen Capital’s investment team provides a Quarterly Market Commentary.
We present a macro analysis of capital markets and the global issues affecting them. We also feature a thematic review of the latest trends in impact investing.

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Video

Webinar: Investing in Sustainable Real Estate

This webinar dives into Sonen’s latest framework on investing in sustainable real estate. Also, see the expanded Q&A where we respond to questions we did not get to during the live webinar:

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Impact Framework

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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