Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets – Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital for public good, calls on governments and the financial sector to take action to unleash $1 trillion of private sector impact investment to tackle social problems. It highlights the potential that impact investment has to help solve some of society’s most pressing issues, such as caring for children and the elderly, community regeneration, financial inclusion, housing and prisoner reoffending. Social Impact Investments are investments made into businesses and social sector organisations, directly or through funds, with the intention of generating a measurable, beneficial social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
The report lays out several clear recommendations, devised by government and private sector experts from across the G7, EU and Australia, which include:
Africa’s compelling growth story is changing the continent’s perception as a grant receiver to an attractive investment destination and future hub for innovation. Africa’s GDP growth is expected to reach 5.2% in 2014, making it one of theRead More
In recent years, much has been written about impact investing – an investing approach that intentionally seeks to create both financial return as well as positive social and/or environmental impact that is actively measured. Topics have included thRead More