Creation of a Luxembourg Impact Investing Platform
Impacting investing is a nascent sector seeking to build financial intermediation chains for enterprises with social and/or environmental impact. The intermediation between capital markets and impact enterprises often takes the form of investment funds. As expected in a young sector many of these funds are small and experimenting to build sustainable models.
The Luxembourg Impact Investing Platform works as an accelerator to help small but promising Funds during their first years of operation. The Platform focuses on the “back-end”, providing cost-efficient infrastructure required for impact promoters in an increasingly regulated financial sector.
The relevance of the Working Group for Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a leading investment fund centre and as such has played a key role in the development of the microfinance investment fund sector. The Impact Investing Platform positions the financial place’s know-how in a small but growing niche. At the same time, impact funds profit from the extensive know-how of the Luxembourg financial sector.
Concrete objectives of the Working Group
The project evaluates the feasibility of the Platform’s creation and is currently in the final stages of developing a business plan.