Reimagining Blended Finance in Africa – Survey Results

How can we strengthen and scale blended finance in Africa so that we can achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030? We are very excited to share the outcome of a rapid survey that was conducted this month,…

Growing gender-lens investing and its potential to empower women

From Newsphere in Japanese. Gender-lens investing is increasingly becoming an important impact investing strategy globally. The article talks about the economic impact of investing in women, various strategies within gender-lens investing, and key trends in Japan. Check out the article here!

Will Covid-19 be a catalyst for the long-term growth of impact investing?

From Newsphere in Japanese. The piece highlights the increasing interest & capital flowing into ESG investment products; rapid response from impact investors on short-term recovery & long-term growth from COVID-19 (e.g R3Coalition by The Global Impact Investing Network) and increasing awareness of stakeholder-based…

Creative & Social Entrepreneurs in South Africa

British Council's Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) program, in partnership with Simayne and Social Enterprise UK, recently published a survey on creative and social entrepreneurs in South Africa. Some of the key findings from the report: Many of the…