Impact Investing

We work with clients to develop customized impact portfolios across primaries, secondaries and co-investments and offer both advisory solutions and separately managed accounts. Drawing from our global platform and deep knowledge across asset classes, we cover the breadth of institutional managers across impact themes and regions.
Impact Investing Defined

Impact investments have dual objectives of generating measurable, positive social and environmental outcomes and commercial financial returns. The private impact investing universe has grown larger and more sophisticated, eclipsing $500 billion as it grows to span different regions and asset classes, per an IFC report.

Rigorous Impact Analysis & Reporting

Beyond performing rigorous investment and ESG due diligence on all investments, we complete an additional layer of impact due diligence for impact investments. Our focus is on authenticity and weeding out greenwashers. We believe the most credible impact strategies build on a strong ESG foundation. Further, we have comprehensive impact reporting capabilities, aligned with industry best practices.

StepStone Impact Taxonomy

We have developed a proprietary impact taxonomy to translate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into investable opportunities across social and environmental themes: energy transition, natural capital, health, sustainable communities and empowerment.

Focus on Diversity

We have a history of identifying many attractive funds that have delivered strong performance. Owing to their inclusive culture and networks, we believe diverse managers should be well-positioned in investors' portfolios.

Responsible Investing

Committed to Taking the Necessary Steps to Invest & Grow Responsibly