Impact and Thematic Investing in Africa – A Cause for Concern
Friday, November 13, 2015
But while many investment companies pay lip service to the practice, there are only a handful of industry leaders that are able to demonstrate that they do it consistently well, the researchers found. The report seeks to shine light on the practice of Investing for Impact (IFI) in Africa and to put the continent on the map as a global contender in this investment space.
“It is vital to quantify the African IFI market because it demonstrates to the rest of the world that investors operating in Africa are increasingly declaring their commitment to developing the continent in a sustainable manner,” said Dr Stephanie Giamporcaro, research director at the GSB.