“Impact investing is a strategy whereby investments proactively seek to create positive social or environmental impact beyond financial return”. Increasingly, investors are investing in social for-profit companies in emerging markets to generate positive impact in sectors such as education, health and access to finance.
Over 100 dedicated funds have committed over $3 billion in assets to these goals. In fact, estimates by the Monitor Group and the Money for Good Initiative suggests that impact investing could mobilize $500 billion annually within 10 years, $120 billion impact investing could mobilize $500 billion annually within 10 years, $120 billion from U.S. retail investors alone. Investable companies and committed funds are growing quickly in emerging markets, primarily India and East Africa… What about Tunisia?
Through promoting social businesses, our center is also aiming at developing impact investing opportunities and partnerships in the region.
Please also see What is Impact Investing