Impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. This is taking place all over the world, and across all asset classes. Impact investment today constitutes one of the more proactive and promising approaches on the responsible investment continuum, representing a huge opportunity to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the funding of inclusive and green businesses. In order to deliver on the SDGs, developing countries will need to increase their level of public and private annual expenditures by tremendous amounts and impact investing has the potential to play a vital role in this regard, addressing critical social challenges, which often have long gestation periods.
This report focuses majorly on the potential of impact investing to address Africa’s most pressing health challenges.