At Impax, the investment strategies we manage are designed to intentionally allocate clients’ capital towards those companies we expect to benefit as the global economy transitions to a more sustainable model. Our impact reporting shows how this intention is translated into action.
Measuring the GHG emissions and avoided emissions of the companies within Impax portfolios helps us to demonstrate their contribution to the transition to a lower-carbon economy. We believe comparison with real-world comparators, including estimates of the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of the global economy under scenarios compatible with limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C and 2°C, helps to providing context and challenge.
We continue to develop our impact reporting approach through our own research and in response to feedback from our stakeholders. For each investment strategy, we consider its specific investment objectives when identifying the most relevant impact metrics to measure and report on. We have continued to expand our reporting to include additional strategies and metrics, including for social impact as well as for environmental impact.
We also map Impax’s strategies to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to indicate their level of alignment with this framework. We do so by identifying the proportion of portfolio companies’ revenues related to activities described by the targets within each Goal. The nature of Impax’s investment philosophy results in some meaningful exposure to the SDGs as a by-product of the investment process.
Explore the latest impact reporting for our investment strategies in the Impax Impact 2023 report
Lisa co-heads the Impax Sustainability Centre. As the Global Head of Sustainability & Stewardship she is responsible for sustainability and stewardship in Impax’s investments and for the sustainability insights in the firm’s Beyond Financial Returns activities, such as product development and reporting. She co-chairs Impax’s Sustainability Lens committee and is a member of Impax’s Senior Leadership Team.
Lisa joined Impax in 2010. She started working in the financial industry in 1999 and previously worked as an executive director in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in London.
She is actively participating in industry working groups and advisory councils furthering sustainable practices in industry organisations such as the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). She is a member of the Nominations Board of Kemira Oyj, Finland and a former Trustee of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED).
Lisa has an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Finance from the Hanken School of Economics, Finland.
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