Impact investing can be defined as investments made into companies, organizations and funds with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic and environmental impact alongside financial returns. Almost unknown 10 years ago, this market has grown dramatically in the past few years, with the latest report by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) mentioning $500 billion in assets under management at the end of 2018.

Born from the strong interest of existing clients, Lyrique conducted an extensive market study and started investing into the impact field in 2017, with the desire to adapt its Private Equity expertise and knowledge to this new environment. Through this study, we identified managers able to achieve strong financial performance alongside accountable and measurable impact. To that effect, we have decided that Impact investing will become an integral part of our strategy.