$172.5 trillion is needed to meet SDGs by 2030
$365 Billion annually flows from developed to developing countries
$60 billion assets under “impact“ management today
3.2% of the world's population is starting social ventures
Achieving the hugely ambitious Sustainable Development Goals will require not just conventional development assistance but also creative new ways to apply private capital. In short, a paradigm shift is needed.
Impact Investment has gained worldwide traction as a method of solving development problems in a more sustainable way – and that also targets the financial bottom line. International development organizations are beginning to recognize the potential impact investment as a new way of addressing development challenges and scaling up solutions. The question is how to fully realise this potential.
Striving to answer this question, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and knowledge partner INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative invite you to a two-day summit on opportunities and mechanisms to promote impact investment for development.
The Summit is a first of its kind collaborative dialogue that convenes a wide range of impact business leaders, social venture philanthropists, United Nations officials and other development practitioners, as well as social entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations, government representatives and leading academics.
The Summit will bring together key stakeholders from the growing impact investment ecosystem, in order to create new models of collaboration between investors, ventures, governments and international development organizations.
HOW IS THIS SUMMIT DIFFERENT?
The IID Summit includes a set of events, including a series of TEDx talks, showcase-sessions for pioneering impact ventures that present fresh solutions for the SDGs, interactive discussions, a thematic exhibition, and more.
The Summit will take place at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies – a venue intentionally selected as an example of an innovative impact venture that directly supports development. Several other social enterprises have contributed to the Summit.
The format of the IID Summit is designed by the Value Web, who will help inspire and engage participants to foster real results.