LFDE supports the pledge of Finance for Tomorrow by Paris Europlace in favour of Impact Finance
The purpose of the pledge of Finance for Tomorrow by Paris Europlace, presented in November 2021, is to establish the definition of impact finance and increase the financial sector’s support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The key to this achievement is the structure of this vision of impact in a period of intense emulation surrounding this issue. With a precise definition, we can promote impact finance and develop it on a large scale while ensuring its credibility.
La Financière de l’Echiquier (LFDE), one of the 81 signatories to this pledge, helped develop this definition. As a French responsible investing pioneer, LFDE decided to embark on impact investing in listed markets in 2017 by launching Echiquier Positive Impact Europe¹. This forward-thinking fund is one of the first in Europe to concentrate on financing companies that are making a positive and significant contribution to the SDGs.
In 2020, LFDE launched its second impact fund, Echiquier Climate Impact Europe2, and in 2021 it adopted an innovative and scalable impact doctrine reflecting our demanding positioning. We are closely following the work being done by Finance for Tomorrow, so that we can continue to improve and refine our vision of impact. For LFDE, impact is not an option – it’s an obsession!
¹-² The fund is primarily exposed to the risk of capital loss, equity risk, foreign exchange risk, emerging market risk, and sustainability risk. For more information on these funds’ features, risks, and fees, please read the regulatory documents – prospectus available in English and French, KIID in your country’s official languages – available on our website, www.lfde.com
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