Private Capital for Social Outcomes
Reading List: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets
Recommended by: Jana Svedova, UBC Impact Fund
"There is a growing recognition that markets and the private sector must play a more significant role if we are to solve or at least make a dent in addressing some of the greatest challenges facing developing countries worldwide. Impact investments – which target social or other non-financial returns along with a financial return, and require measuring the achievement of both – provide an opportunity to bring new capital to developing economies, improve the effectiveness of international development interventions, and advance development using market principles. The report explores the concept of blending private and public capital for impact outcomes to help grow this market and practice."
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