Impact investing could help plug $2.5tn funding gap for development


theguardian.com| Published Thursday 23 July 2015

by Alison Moodie

Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic infrastructure. But foreign investment into these countries dropped by 16% in 2014, to $1.23tn, further widening the $2.5tn gap needed annually to address the most critical areas…

...Impact investing – investments that have a social or environmental benefit while also turning a profit – might be one of the best ways address the financing shortfalls, experts say… read more>


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