Impact investing could be a game changer for moving the needle on the Sustainable Development Goals. So, it is no coincidence Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)‘s latest forum enjoyed a huge turnout and prestige.
The event took place in Amsterdam last December, and attracted not only fascinating people, but delivered conversations around promising areas of development for 2017 and beyond. Here are the key topics as listed by Devex:
- Climate. 2016 marked the moment where wind became cheaper than fossil. Dozens of investors leapfrogging onto the opportunity is all but expected.
- Niche and boutique. Large institutional investors are creating room for alternative investments, on a trend reported across the industrial and developing world.
- Pooling. Partnerships are a way to deploy a record volume of assets in a timely manner, along with expertise in “resilient” finance.
- De-risking. Newcomers, like insurers and pension funds, bring risk modeling expertise and creativity in the way potential losses are distributed.