Ten Years Since Industry Was Formally Established, Impact Investing Exhibits Growing Track Record and Broad Investor Satisfaction
Capturing data from 209 of the world’s leading impact investors, this survey presents a detailed analysis of market activity, capital flows (including by geography and sector), and investor insights into key market topics. In 2016, survey respondents committed a total of USD 22.1 billion into nearly 8,000 impact investments.
The world is experiencing a data deluge with millions of devices and things talking to each other. According to one estimate, 90% of this data was created in the last few years only. As Eric Schmidt famously said, “There were 5 Exabyte of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 years”.
Given that impact investment is growing rapidly and has become an important source of funding the SDGs, a blending with Islamic finance provides a formable partnership that could play a significant role in achieving the SDGs.
- North Africa & Near East
Achieving this goal — and indeed all of the SDGs by 2030 — requires the cooperation of governments, the private sector and nonprofit actors across the globe. They will also need considerable resources, which is why finding innovative and sustainable financing mechanisms will be critical to their success or failure.
- Health Care