Articles by Julio De Souza
It's no surprise that impact investing has been adopted by development-focused organizations – but it has increasingly also attracted the attention of more profit-driven institutions, including some leading private equity firms. While this represents a milestone in the sector's march toward the mainstream, Julio De Souza and Gianluca Storchi at StratLink Advisory Group discuss some persistent concerns – illustrated with examples from their home base in Kenya.
As the impact sector grows, a clear need has emerged for a common set of principles that help define what impact investing is – and what it isn’t – as well as how social impact should be measured. At the recent Alpbach Forum, a forum of 40 thought leaders explored these questions, charting a path forward for investors, particularly in emerging markets. Julians Amboko and Julio De Souza of StratLink Africa break down the top takeaways from the forum.