Bank of America, Big Banks and the Challenge of Impact Evaluation

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One of the challenges in constructing an approach to evaluating the ESG profile and potential positive impact of investment opportunities is balancing the varied perspectives on issues that clients bring to the topic.

As discussed elsewhere, the SNW Impact Strategy has been built on a pragmatic approach to the evaluation of impact with the intent to identify and invest in those opportunities that have the best potential for positive social or environmental outcomes while still achieving at least a market rate of return.

The results of this approach, however, still spark discussion with clients about the suitability of particular credits for inclusion in the strategy.

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