n Development Finance Agenda (DEFA) - Investing in the right things makes business and ethical sense
|Article Title||Investing in the right things makes business and ethical sense|
|© Publisher:||Chartered Institute of Development Finance (CIDEF)|
|Journal||Development Finance Agenda (DEFA)|
|Affiliations||1 Bertha Centre|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||8 - 9|
Investing in companies that create social, environmental and economic value is a trend that has been increasing worldwide. This type of triple-bottom-line investing is commonly called impact investing, a market estimated to be worth $60bn worldwide in 2014 and up to $1-trillion by 2020. With 22% of global-impact enterprises located in Sub-Saharan Africa, much of the opportunity lies on this continent. The time is ripe for fund managers, asset managers, financial portfolio managers and foundation management to educate themselves about the impact investment market and how they can participate not only in creating wealth for a few, but creating opportunities for millions of Africans as well.
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