Three elephants in the impact investing room

Ever more funders are venturing into impact investing: globally, the number of impact investors rose from fewer than 50 pre-1997 to well over 200 in 2017, according to the Global Impact Investing Network. But for all its potential benefits, major questions remain unresolved. Gorgi Krlev, a researcher at the University of Heidelberg’s Centre for Social Investment, reflects on some of the more heated discussions at the OECD’s Private Finance for Sustainable Development (PF4SD) Week earlier this year.