Closing our Impact investing forum speaker series; Margot Bradenburg, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation who adds to the value impact investment is creating.
“Impact Investing has made great strides forward in the past five years. We are seeing new and additional resources being devoted to some of the world’s most pressing and intractable problems, like food insecurity, climate change, and illiteracy. India has long been considered a hub of social innovation and entrepreneurship, and therefore a destination for impact investing capital. Until now, however, much of this capital has originated in the US and Europe. We are very excited to partner with Dasra, Omidyar Network and others to unlock the growing supply of capital in India for investments that generate positive social and environmental impact as well as financial return.
We hope that some of the global developments in impact investing will be useful and relevant to Indian impact investors, and know that the global community has a great deal to learn from experiences here. For the past five years, the RF has supported networks for collective action, market infrastructure like reporting standards and impact rating systems, intermediaries like Aavhishkaar and others, and basic research and policy advocacy – all in support of accelerating a global impact investing industry. We look forward to seeing what industry-building ideas come forward as proposals to the Impact Economy Innovations Fund. The Fund will provide valuable grant support for field-building initiatives that create an environment where larger and more impactful investments can be made. We hope that it will build upon, and add to, similar field-building initiatives taking place across the globe.”
And that concludes our IIF: Speaker Series; this topic is still open for discussion and you could be a part of the conversation by tweeting with hashtag #IFFSS.
We also have the Dasra Philanthropy Week that will feature another panel discussion on Impact Investing by prominent speakers. More information on that coming up.