Tag Archives: Impact Investing

Let there be Light

Light_InnovationA fifth of the world’s population lives without electricity and a billion more with unstable supply of energy. Close to 35% of the world live in darkness – even during the day. The lack of light has incredible negative effects on productivity and thereby directly results in a death spiral for the poor. The end result is that the poor continue to be poor. Yes, it’s bleak.
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The Impact Investor Survey & Brighter Impact

The Impact Investor Survey & Brighter Impact

Brighter Impact is the name of our entrepreneurship venture a few of us started at IE Business School. The project focuses on bringing impact investment opportunities in the EM (Emerging Markets) to retail investors in the DM (Developed Markets) wrapped in a private equity model. Impact Investing is investing with a dual purpose. It’s a non-bifurcated method of investment that hopes to generate both social/environmental and financial returns. While charity and financial investments are binary, impact investment brings together as one the goals achieved by charities and financial investments. While still an emerging asset class, I believe it’s on an upward trajectory and the recent report by GIIN and J.P Morgan confirms that.

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