Directora de Acrux Partners entrevistada por el Financial Times  acerca de las oportunidades actuales para el mercado de la Inversión de Impacto en Argentina. 

https://www.ft.com/content/e35ddf66-bb0b-11e7-8c12-5661783e5589



Diario La Nación - La Argentina, cada vez más cerca de lanzar las inversiones de impacto
September 25, 2017

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2066059-la-argentina-cada-vez-mas-cerca-de-lanzar-las-inversiones-de-impacto



Revista Apertura Argentina - SUSTENTABILIDAD: llegó la hora de la articulación - Por Juliana Monferrán
September 25, 2017

"A fines de noviembre de 2016, el Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (Fomin) administrado por el BID decidió poner una ficha a la Argentina, entre otros países, y junto a Acrux Partners, una consultora de inversión de impacto con foco en el desarrollo de las inversiones en América latina, abrió una convocatoria para administradoras de recursos financieros para invertir en empresas que apliquen modelos innovadores para resolver problemáticas sociales y ambientales.

Seis meses después, NXTP Lab, el fondo de tecnología fundado hace seis años por los argentinos Gonzalo Costa, Ariel Arrieta, Marta Cruz y Francisco Coronel, pero que tiene oficinas en Chile, Uruguay, México y Brasil, fue el elegido para administrar US$ 5 millones de una capitalización que se espera llegue a los US$ 120 millones para volcar en América latina.

`Es un contexto de crisis pero también de oportunidad de pensar el país de manera diferente`, opina María Laura Tinelli, la argentina que en Londres fundó Acrux Partners. Para la experta, el sector financiero es el que define hacia dónde va un país y `es la oportunidad de posicionarse de cara al mundo como un jugador que está moviendo las fichas en este sentido, en la dirección en la que está yendo el planeta`.

Con esta mirada, Tinelli fue una de las precursoras de la creación de un Grupo de Trabajo de Inversión de Impacto en la Argentina, un modelo tomado del Reino Unido (Ver recuadro: Los precursores) y que a nivel local integran el BID, empresas como MercadoLibre, Natura y Banco Galicia, Fundación Román, organizaciones como la Fundación Avina, Vistage y el gobierno porteño, entre otros actores sociales.

Pero, ¿a qué se llama inversión de impacto? Según el Global Impact Investment Network, las inversiones de este tipo son llevadas a cabo en compañías, organizaciones y fondos con la intención de generar impacto social, ambiental y retorno financiero.

`Se trata de usar el poder de los mercados para potenciar la capacidad que posee el sector privado de generar impacto social y ambiental positivo`, define Tinelli.




Si queremos cambiar el mundo, hay un sector que tiene la capacidad de hacerlo: el financiero 
June 28, 2017

Acrux participa de Sustainable Brands Buenos Aires 2017.
http://conexioncoral.com/6-reflexiones-que-nos-dejo-sustainable-brands-buenos-aires/



BBC Mundo : Qué son los Bonos de Impacto Social,
la novedosa solución que aplican algunos países para
resolver el tema de los ni-ni y otros problemas sociales

June 28, 2017

Acrux Partners Ltd. featured in BBC Mundo, in relation to its work on Social Impact Bonds.
 http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-40177529




Las inversiones de impacto: Una agenda al rojo vivo
June 28, 2017

Acrux Partners featured in El Cronista Comercial on the growth of Impact Investment Market world wide. 
https://www.cronista.com/responsabilidad/Una-agenda-al-rojo-vivo-20170615-0004.html



Diario La Nación Argentina: Diez Claves para la Economía Circular. 
June 28, 2017

Key insights on Circular economy and special report by one of the most respected newspapers in Argentina.  Acrux Partners featured talking about Impact Investment. 
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2030089-economia-circular-las-claves-de-un-nuevo-paradigma-para-la-produccion



InfoBAE: Impulsan inversiones de impacto social
por USD 150 millones

June 28, 2017

Actores clave del sector financiero, corporativo, organizaciones de la sociedad civil, Gobierno y académicos se unieron para formar el Grupo de Trabajo de Inversión de Impacto, que ponderan tanto la rentabilidad como los beneficios sociales y ambientales.
http://www.infobae.com/economia/finanzas-y-negocios/2017/06/08/impulsan-inversiones-de-impacto-social-por-usd-150-millones/

June 28, 2017
http://inversiondeimpacto.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Reporte-Inversion-de-Impacto-Argentina-2-entrega.pdf
 



Acrux work on promoting responsible and impact investment
market development featured in the
Global Sustainable Investment Alliance 2016 report. 

March 28, 2017

http://www.gsi-alliance.org/members-resources/trends-report-2016/

The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) released its biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016, showing that global sustainable investment assets reached $22.89 trillion at the start of 2016, a 25% increase from 2014.
 
Highlights:

• Europe accounts for over half of these assets (53%), while the United States accounts for 38
• In nearly every market represented in the report, sustainable investing has grown in both absolute and relative terms since the beginning of 2014.
• The largest sustainable investment strategy globally is negative/exclusionary screening, affecting $15.02 trillion in assets, followed by ESG integration, applied to $10.37 trillion in assets.
• Growing global concern over climate change has resulted in rising interest in green finance, including climate-aligned bonds.
• Fiduciary duty and client demand are key growth drivers for sustainable investing.
 



Our Impact Investment Fund featured in La Nación
December 23, 2016

The Fund for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, which will deploy capital in SMEs that create a positive impact in the communities and the environment, is being supported by the MIF -member of the IDB Group- and Acrux Partners.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1965176-un-fondo-para-ayudara-generar-impacto-social



Acrux Partners part of the 2016 Alas 20 Selection Committee for Brasil
November 7, 2016

Maria Laura Tinelli, has ben invited to be part of the selection committee for the Alas 20 Brasil 2016 edition.  This initiative awards companies and investors on their Sustainability and Responsible Investment credentials and work, and has chapters in Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Brasil.  

http://web.alas20.com/jurado-alas20-brasil/


Impact Investment Fund for Argentina,
Paraguay and Uruguay mentioned in Ambito Financiero


he recently launched Request for Expressions of Interest for the Impact Investment Fund for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay is mentioned in Ambito Financiero Newspaper in Argentina.

http://www.ambito.com/861424-buscan-crear-un-fondo-de-inversion-de-impacto-en-la-region-por-us-50-millones



Impact Investment Global Steering
Group Plenary Meeting 2016

August 1, 2016

Acrux Partners represented the Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay Impact Investment Task Force in the 2016 Global Steering Group Plenary meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.  

Report available on request: M.tinelli@acruxpartners.com 

ESG Integration in Private Equity - The carrot or the stick? Article by Acrux Partners for Baxon Solutions
he integration of ESG considerations into a GP’s operations and fund management has been developing on the private equity industry’s for some time, both as a way of reducing material risks, as an opportunity to create value, or as a response to an LP requirement.  From all asset classes, Private Equity is particularly well suited to add value through ESG, because of its long-term investment horizon, its stake in corporate governance, and hands on approach to generating financial value through the optimization of a company’s use of resources, management, and growth...
http://www.baxonsolutions.com/news/esg-privateequity-integration/



ESG, Push from Below -
Article published in Responsible Investor ESG Magazine

August 1, 2016

How companies and millennials are shaping the responsible and impact investment agenda in Latin America 
https://www.responsible-investor.com/ajax/esg_download


Article by Acrux published in Thomson Reuters Sustainability -
Impact investing growing in Latin America

June 9, 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Impact investing growing in Latin America
By Miguel Ferreyra de Bone – Acrux Partners Ltd. | 6 June 2016

This article describes the development and growth of the Responsible and Impact investment market in Latin America.  Published on the "Editors Picks" section of the site.

https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/sustainability/2016/06/06/executive-perspective-impact-investing-growing-in-latin-america/



Impact Investment featured in La Nación
May 2, 2016

La Nación, one of Argentina's most respected local newspapers, featured an article on impact investment. 
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1893392-la-inversion-con-impacto-social-y-ambiental-aun-incipiente-en-el-pais


SIBs in Argentina's news
April 9, 2016

Ambito Financiero, featuring participants of the kick-off of the Impact Investment Taskforce for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.   
http://www.ambito.com/833088-invertir-con-la-mirada-puesta-en-la-inclusion



Kickoff of the Impact Investment Taskforce for Argentina,
Paraguay and Uruguay

February 28, 2016

Acrux Partners is proud to share that on March 10th of 2016 the first convening of the  Impact Investment Taskforce for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will be taking place. 

Acrux Partners has mobilized efforts to gather representatives of key stakeholder groups from the three countries to start setting the local agenda for the development of impact investment, and to state the commitments and action plan make it real. 

We believe the Taskforce will be critical in achieving the necessary critical mass to unleash investments that generate clear social and environmental impact and that consider such impact as fundamental to the success of the investments and the local economic development. 

We envision the Taskforce becoming part of the Global Social Investment Steering Group (GSG), established in August 2015 as the successor to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, originated by the G8. The GSG aims to improve the momentum by promoting a unified view of impact investment, facilitating knowledge exchange and encouraging policy change in national markets.  

Working together, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay can reach further and build their voice in this increasingly influential global market. 

We will be sharing highlights from the gathering via Twitter (@AcruxPartners) and a brief on the conclusions of the gathering in our Latest news section. Do not hesitate to send questions or share your opinions! 



FLII 2016 
February 26, 2016

Acrux Partners Ltd. participated in the Latin-American Impact Investing Forum-FLII 2016 in Merida, Mexico this February. We joined the breakfast meeting with representatives from the different Latin American Countries and Sir Ronald Cohen to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the development of the Impact Investment ecosystem in Latin American countries.




Acrux's Head of US Operations featured on Wolters Kluwer article:
"The Importance of Good Governance Practices for Funds"

https://ct.wolterskluwer.com/resource-center/articles/the-importance-of-good-governance-practices-for-funds