ClearlySo Sees Huge Increase In Demand For Impact Investing
European impact investment bank ClearlySo's clients have doubled their capital raised since 2016; the firm has raised over £200mn for its clients since the firm's founding in 2008. Over the past two years, ClearlySo has seen an increase in the size of capital raising mandates, including substantial series A and development capital funding rounds for Upside Energy, HCT Group, Bulb, SuperCarers and Knowledgemotion, with several mainstream institutions investing.
Rodney Schwartz, chief executive of ClearlySo, stated: "It is gratifying, after so many years of toil, to see investors embracing the idea of values-driven investing. They see that their clients (pension funds, HNWIs and Limited Partners) increasingly care about the positive impacts of their financial assets. Institutions which ignore this surging interest do so at their peril."