Danone, Aqua for All and BNP Paribas are among investors who have committed €36m to Water Access Acceleration Fund, to provide funds to entrepreneurs providing safe drinking water to 30m people in Asia and Africa.
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.
The very survival of some communities depends on their ability to adapt to the effects of climate change. Meanwhile, the cost of financing adaptation is soaring, while private sources fund just a tiny portion of this. Enter impact investing.
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