Heated debate on impact investing at Skoll World Forum raises concerns about poor evidence of impact and “misguided” assumptions. But some say it can work if investors adopt alternative vehicles and reach out to untapped pools of capital.
How to incentivise social entrepreneurs to make even more impact? How to protect impact businesses against mission drift? Impact-linked finance, the youngest kid in the impact investing family, offers some solutions.
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