COVID May Be Impact Investing’s Defining Moment, Actis’s Shami Nissan Says
By Ron Day
The COVID-19 pandemic is peeling away facades — from laying bare countries’ social divides, to stripping niceties from international diplomacy, to exposing governments’ flawed inner workings. In the corporate world, socially responsible behavior is being put to the test, too — revealed as either phony marketing or a true commitment to global betterment.
Shami Nissan, head of responsible investment at U.K. private equity firm Actis, sees the pandemic as “a real narrative playing out with corporations,” perhaps the kind of emergency responsible investing was created for in the first place.
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