What draws you to impact investing?
Many things draw me to impact investing, but if I had to single out one factor, it would be my passion for surfing and the sea in general, so unfortunately I have witnessed the devastation that we have imposed on nature firsthand and I used to travel to what was supposed to be eco paradise destination and turned out to be plastic paradise destination. Instead of being surrounded by sea life, unfortunately I was surrounded by waste and plastic. So for me bio-diversity, even though it's not a hot topic, I see it as you know, at par with climate change if not more urgent.
Why is impact investing important?
Impact investing is not an optionality, but it's a must. We are living on borrowed time and we need to support companies that are tackling the critical issues that the world is facing, and if you want to have clean water, access to education, clean air, access to healthcare, you need to act and we don't have time until the next global emergency to do so, we have to do it now.
Disclosure: Views are as of September 11, 2020 and are subject to change based on market conditions and other factors. These views should not be construed as a recommendation for any specific security or sector. Hermes Investment Management Limited. 20-30441 (9/20)