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Impact: The new watchword for investing in the 21st century

Mohit Saini 17 August 2020

Increasingly, impact investors in India are thinking beyond the trade-off between doing good and doing well. Experienced investors acknowledge the potential of private capital to address social issues and achieve financial return (doing well) while …

How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 2

Gorgi Krlev 16 August 2020

Rethinking pathways to impact The need for impact investing to meet and support social entrepreneurship is growing stronger. And yet, we often witness a mismatch between the profiles of investors and those of social entrepreneurs. …

How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 1

Gorgi Krlev 15 August 2020

Rethinking the rationales for decision-making by entrepreneurs and investors Social Finance and Impact Investing are clearly hot topics. The media are full of them and the global impact investing market is growing dynamically. However, it …

Dismantling inequality must be part of the pandemic response

Regan Ralph 31 July 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to surge across the globe, the international community is delivering trillions of dollars toward the fight against COVID-19, creating funds for pandemic response, and sponsoring new initiatives to tackle the …

Riding the impact wave: The brave new world

Farahnaz Karim 20 July 2020

In this uncertain era, many are re-imagining and preparing for a Brave New World. A world where profit is inextricably linked to people and the planet; a world where disciplines such as economics and accounting …

Infrastructure is so much more than bricks and mortar

1 Carl Manlan and Michael Mapstone 16 July 2020

Often when people speak about the need for infrastructure development in Africa, they are discussing bricks and mortar, improved physical structures such as transportation links, hospitals and schools. But creating a world in which the …

Equipping young people with the skills of the past for the work of the future

Abeer Al Fouti 15 July 2020

Today the world marks an International Youth Skills Day like no other – 2020 not only heralded the beginning of a new decade but the beginnings of a new, unforeseeable world; one that will be …

Global impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners forms Latin American Board of Directors

Alliance magazine 21 June 2020

Impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners has formed a new Latin America Board of Directors. The Board will support Bamboo’s Latin America hub in the areas of corporate governance, strategy, and fund management. Members of …

If this crisis is an opportunity, how do we seize it? – Part 1

Harvey Koh and Laura Amaya 18 June 2020

As we write this, the world is reeling from a calamitous health and economic crisis due to COVID-19. Infection numbers continue to climb, as is, tragically, the death toll from the disease. The economic impacts …

Reflecting on strides in the impact investment industry

Athena Lam 15 June 2020

Between June 8–12, 2020, the AVPN hosted its annual conference virtually, allowing for an unprecedented number of participants to participate and access archived videos. This piece is a reflection on the evolution of the AVPN …