Impact Investing are investments into social businesses, organizations and funds that aim to create social impact alongside financial return.
It provides capital to solve the world’s most pressing problems in agriculture, health, education and access to savings and loans.
Impact Investing is growing at an almost +30% rate every year, and it is estimated to represent one third of Official Development Aid by 2020.
According to Cambridge Associates, impact funds have delivered higher returns vs. those traditional funds smaller than 100 million US$.
SME’s and micro-entrepreneurs, who employ over 50% of people worldwide and still lack access to financial markets, particularly in developing countries.
The Official Development Aid funds compromised towards the fulfilments of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are only one third of the yearly requirements, so we need private investment to fill the gap.