Strategies Impact Investments

Seeking to deliver attractive returns while generating meaningful and measurable impact

We seek to make impact investments with a dual objective of generating attractive risk-adjusted returns while creating a measurable social and environmental impact. Since 2001, we have been developing and investing in mission-driven customized portfolio solutions for our clients, investing across the growing market opportunity and leveraging Hamilton Lane’s global platform, network and deal flow. Importantly, we also identify and report on impact metrics of underlying investments.

  • Strategic investment partner for private markets fund managers globally with broad coverage of private impact markets
  • Striving to generate measurable social and environmental impact in addition to financial returns
  • Same rigorous underwriting, shared intel, data and resources across Hamilton Lane’s investment and research activities, including an impact lens
  • Investing with a focus on the core impact sectors of: Healthcare, Energy & Environment, Community Development and Financial Empowerment

Opportunities Reviewed in 2023


Impact AUM*


Years of Impact Investing Experience

*Inclusive of Hamilton Lane Impact Funds and place-based investing programs

As of Decmeber 31, 2023

Deal Spotlights


Who they are

One of the largest food waste treatment operators in South Korea, with a combined processing capacity of 500 tons per day.

Why it matters

South Korea’s food waste industry faces high barriers to entry as the country maintains one of the most advanced and comprehensive composting programs in the waste treatment space today. Daewon is an established asset with a vertically integrated system. The Company plans to expand its capabilities into the waste-to-energy segment through the buildout of its biogas production facilities, which directly contributes to South Korea’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate the transition into a circular economy.

The HL advantage

Due to our primary relationship with the Sponsor, who is an established investor in Korea with domestic expertise and prior investments in the waste-to-energy space, we received proprietary access to the transaction as the largest of a limited number of co-investors in the deal.


Who they are

A provider of donor management and retention software for small- and mid-sized non profit organizations aiming to increase donation volumes for its customer base across a variety of missions.

Why it matters

The nonprofit space’s biggest challenge is donor retention; Bloomerang’s software helps nonprofits search, engage and retain advocates by enabling users to view and organize donor records, maximize contact efficiency and measure donor engagement level.

Principal Andrew Durante dives deeper into the HL advantage in this video spotlight.

Power TakeOff

Who they are

A software-based services provider that works with utilities to identify, implement and achieve energy efficiency savings in the U.S.

Why it matters

Increased regulation, such as demand response requirements for minimum annual energy efficiency savings, continues to drive utility companies to seek more efficient solutions. Power TakeOff helps reduce each utility customer’s strain on the grid as well as CO2 production from power generation, providing a more sustainable solution while also providing savings for customers on their utility bills.

The HL advantage

Our relationship with the sponsor granted us proprietary access to the deal, positioning us among a select group of co-investors.

Read our take on the current Impact landscape
Hamilton Lane’s platform, scale and data expertise give us a powerful advantage in identifying and executing on what we believe to be attractive investment opportunities aimed at benefitting society.
David Helgerson
Head of Impact Investments

Technology facilitates impact metric tracking

Hamilton Lane’s technology solutions support our objective of generating compelling returns and social and environmental impact for our investors. Using these technology solutions, we can monitor and report the relevant impact metrics respective to each investment. These metrics include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduction in CO2 emissions
  • Energy savings
  • Water cleaned
  • Landfill waste reduction

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