The more that impact measurement is relied on to shape investor decisions, the more worried we should be, says Dr Jess Daggers: the information gathered does not necessarily correspond with reality, and yet few take this risk into account.
The Mumbai slum romanticised in the film Slumdog Millionaire is to be redeveloped – but current plans ignore its function as a hub of enterprise and creativity. Sustainability-linked finance could unlock an alternative future.
INTERVIEW: Putting a price tag on a company’s social and environmental impact is the only way to demonstrate its true profit and loss, believes Sir Ronald Cohen, who is now focusing on driving forward the next accounting revolution.
The impact investment market still represents only 0.5% of the €17.8tn investment market in Europe – still not enough, warn EVPA and GSG, as they present the first harmonised market sizing of the continent.
The institute launches this week in Brussels, together with landmark research on the Belgian market to kickstart Impact Week, which also includes the Ashoka Changemaker Summit and EVPA’s conference and C-Summit.
Larger businesses are often seen as the better investment bet. But for more resilient economies, we must focus on helping SMEs to flourish. GSG's Krisztina Tora on lessons from pioneering efforts in Zambia and Ghana.
PLUS: EdTech Provider APDS gains US$7m to 'transform the correctional system'; new report calls for US$6trn in impact investing improve urban slums; Wysa raises US$20m to expand AI-powered mental health services, and more.