Impact Investing in Zambia
What is Impact Investing?
Impact investing or responsible investing, is when investors actively pursue and invest in businesses and organizations where their funds have a positive impact in the community and environments while realizing a healthy financial return. The GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) defines impact investing as a financial driven industry that aims to solve social and environmental challenges while generating profit.
Social funds used in impact investing are sometimes referred to as patient capital, socially responsible investing or mission finance, and are set apart with the core intention to equalize social gaps in society today. This growing school of sustainable investors are not only interested in financial returns but intend for their social funds to assist to relieve poverty and promote sustainable development.
Baobridge Social Investment Consultancy is strategically aligned working with private and public investment in Zambia, Africa. Statistics from the IMF state that sub-Saharan Africa is poised for phenomenal growth with 7 of the world’s 10 fastest growing countries. Foreign direct investment has increased from $15 billion in 2002 to $ 46 billion in 2012. To learn more on how you can access social investment opportunities in Zambia contact us for more information.