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 September 30, 2023

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Deal Spotlights

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.

TXO Systems

Who they are

Provider of B2B circular economy solutions for telecommunications and related industries through the sale, reuse, repair and recycling of equipment, driving significant CO2 savings.

Why it matters

The company has built a multi-decade reputation as a go-to resource for businesses looking to further their sustainability, offering a full suite of services to reduce waste and landfill.

The HL advantage

Our strategic relationship with the sponsor and our impact alignment resulted in a significant allocation into the deal.

Intersect Power

Who they are

Intersect Power is a developer of large utility-scale renewable energy with a current focus on solar and battery-storage projects primarily located in the Western U.S.

Why it matters

Intersect’s projects will directly facilitate significant renewable energy generation and storage, offsetting traditional fossil fuel energy sources.

The HL advantage

Hamilton Lane’s strategic relationship with the sponsors allowed for unique access to a strong impact deal with attractive pricing dynamics.

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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