ESG and Impact
ESG and impact within the private markets have been a growing and increasingly important topic over the last several years. Today, we believe we’re at an inflection point; there are many tailwinds in the broader market and the “stars” are beginning to align to create an opportunity-rich investment environment. In particular, governments around the world are increasingly implementing legislation within their respective countries to address climate change. More corporations, employees, and consumers are valuing sustainable and impact-driven brands. Furthermore, investors within the private markets have become more focused on ESG and impact strategies, and fewer believe there’s a tradeoff between financial return and impact. Lastly, Wilshire has witnessed a growing universe of impact funds within the private markets and believes this is an opportune time for investors to consider committing to this segment of the market.