The investment policy of Goldman Sachs’ “Urban Investment Group”[Initiative] by Christoph Melerski

2016-01-16

The author was part of the Alternative Management third year specialization program at HEC, in 2013-2014

The Urban Investments Group from Goldman Sachs pursues an investment policy that targets public-private partnerships, including high social impact bonds. At first glance, this innovation appears to reconcile social well-being and high financial returns. Nonetheless, multiple challenges lie ahead, of which the financial instrument’s sustainability and effective impact assessment are the two most pressing ones.

Quote article  Christoph Melerski, « The investment policy of Goldman Sachs’ “Urban Investment Group” », 16 january 2016, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Initiative]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/389.sls

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