Hopes of order in chaotic thinking on impact

As environmental and social “impact” becomes a ubiquitous buzzword in financial markets, the risk of muddle and conflict over what it means has intensified, even giving rise to the term “impact washing”. But efforts to shed light and bring harmony are advancing rapidly, with three major contributions in the space of three weeks.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 04 Oct 2018

Many specialists in this field point to the Impact Management Project as a breakthrough in defining impact. Last week it announced a partnership with nine global organisations including the OECD, International Finance Corp and UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

Last week also brought the formal launch of ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 5,808.78 42 6.33%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,244.26 31 5.72%
3 BNP Paribas 4,820.45 29 5.25%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,811.29 28 5.24%
5 Citi 4,479.93 26 4.88%