Economic and social imperatives require that energy innovation and deployment become an integral part of the impact investing movement. While the overall market for impact-oriented capital is large and growing, energy has remained on the margins of impact investing in practice.
Earlier in 2014, the federal government hosted a series of conversations to stimulate high-level action. We believe the federal government must now take specific actions to help put impact investment in the energy sector into play at scale and and to provide strategic coordination among a diverse set of impact-interested capital providers. This paper covers the motivations and approaches for two types of investors: those who wish to achieve specific impact objectives, and mission-interested capital providers for whom impact investing is an extension of traditional portfolio management.