Green Bond Pioneers Create Advisory Firm – ImpactARC
Leading Pioneers in Fixed Income Impact Investing and ESG Launch a Consultancy Focused on Supporting a Genuine Transition to a Net Zero and Inclusive Global Economy as Rapidly as Possible.
Founding members, Dr. Judith Moore and Alya Kayal, JD, along with Senior Advisor Stuart Kinnersley, have recently announced the launch of ImpactARC LLC, a dedicated impact advisory firm that aims to support asset owners and managers, international financial institutions, corporates and non-profit organizations in a just transition towards net zero outcomes.
ImpactARC’s experienced team of forward-thinkers are driven by a shared passion to progress impact investing to the next level and support organizations in a genuine transition. We help clients develop resilient and customized processes and portfolios, making them fit for purpose in our rapidly changing world. The integration of strategic and authentic sustainability practices will both minimize reputational risks and lay the foundation to meet challenging business demands.
With over 40 years of experience in sustainability, Dr. Judith Moore originated the eligibility criteria for Green Bonds while at the World Bank and headed Verification and Impact at Affirmative Investment Management (AIM), an impact fixed income firm. “The time to act is now. We are lagging far behind in the actions needed to keep our societies and livelihoods intact. To reach net zero goals, we must accelerate investments in infrastructure, energy systems, new technologies and in resilient nature-based solutions. Strong investment verification systems are essential to identify the best paths forward,” said Moore.
As former Director of Policy and Programs at US SIF, VP of Sustainability Research at Calvert Investments and Partner at AIM, Alya Kayal brings over 27 years of experience and insight into the social impacts of climate change and a transition to a low carbon economy. “As organizations move towards net zero targets, a just transition is needed to ensure that social dimensions are realized. A successful transition must take into account impact on people and address inequality and poverty,” said Kayal.
Stuart Kinnersley has more than 33 years of investment experience and wasco-founder and former Managing Partner at AIM and ex-Chief Investment Officer and CEO at Nikko Asset Management Europe. Kinnersley created the world’s first Green Bond fund in conjunction with the World Bank in 2010. “At ImpactARC, our aim is to help optimize positive impact from investments while generating a market return. Positive impact is the focused target, not an incidental byproduct.”
Impact ARC is an impact consulting firm based in the Washington DC area that provides forward-looking innovative solutions to support a genuine and rapid transition. The ARC symbolizes the commitment to bridge gaps between global challenges, key financial participants, and financing deficits. ImpactARC’s mission is to aid the mobilization of capital to preserve and make the planet a fair habitat for all.