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Driving prosperity and environmental sustainability – an impact investors view

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 1, 2019

NEL Fund Managers has been investing for positive impact end economic development in the North East of England for 30 years. We do this by applying positive screening methods to our investment decision making, taking in to account not only the financial returns for our investors but the […]


Impact investing since 1989

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 28, 2019

NEL Fund Managers is an employee owned fund management company, specialising in achieving blended returns and positive impact for our investors. The place-based economic generation funds that we’ve managed over the years, have varied in geography and although our main focus has been on the North East of […]


Impact Investing – Keeping it Local

Uploaded by in Our Insight on March 29, 2019

Investing for positive impact, or impact investing, is not entirely new but it’s intention as an investment strategy has certainly gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, leading to an increasing demand from investors everywhere who want more for their money. News and current affairs […]


Investing for a sustainable future

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 27, 2018

Sustainability, as defined in the Brundtland Report is ‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ In other words, it’s about taking positive action now to create a better future for ourselves and generations to come. […]


Impact investing: we need to showcase our profession’s expertise

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 10, 2018

Guest blog from Dr Yvonne Gale, CEO of NEL Fund Managers, as published by the Institute of Economic Development I recently attended the IED’s inaugural CPD workshop on inclusive growth where one of the delegates and I had a discussion about the recent independent advisory board report on […]


Investing for positive impact

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 29, 2018

According to a 2017 study by Schroders Global Investor, the main topic of investing that people would like to learn more about is ‘investing for positive potential impact’. Investing for positive impact, or impact investing, is not entirely new but it’s intention as an investment strategy has certainly […]


Investing for inclusive growth

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 7, 2018

In quiet rooms behind closed doors, people are making it their mission to challenge the UK’s push for Inclusive Growth. The debate is that while the UK along with much of the world is experiencing an economic growth phase, this growth within the UK is not benefitting everybody, […]


North East investment funds supporting scale-up agenda

Uploaded by in Our Insight on April 30, 2018

One of the most satisfying parts of our work as business investors is witnessing the impact it has for North East companies who become better able to realise their potential, create new jobs and scale up their operations to the next level. The predominant position that the scale-up […]


Is BlackRock pioneering a more sustainable future?

Uploaded by in Our Insight on January 24, 2018

Last week, Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, one of the worlds largest investment firms, drafted his annual letter and set his intentions for the company in stone. No longer would Blackrock support businesses with financial goals only – ‘every company must not only deliver financial performance, but […]


Scaling your business through mentoring

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 27, 2017

As a provider of growth capital to ambitious businesses, we’re strong advocates of sustainable business growth. Our team see scores of business plans every year from business owners striving for just that, and equally we see the impact that growth then has on the local economy. However, we […]