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 organized a two-day summit on opportunities and mechanisms to promote impact investment for development.