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Impact Investing Needs Better Returns to be Sustainable

In 2020, global extreme poverty increased for the first time in over 20 years, with an additional 100 million people living in poverty. Inequality is reaching concerning levels almost everywhere. Pollution is threatening our planet. All these worrying developments are disproportionately affecting the poorest regions of the world, with effects expected to linger or even worsen post-covid. What should investors do to help? Many people agree that capital should not only generate returns for investors, but ultimately feed into a flywheel that makes the world a better place for everyone. Impact investing has enormous potential to do just that. To…
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Clemens Feil is a growth equity investment professional at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global development finance institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. He has spent the majority of his 14-year private equity career investing in emerging markets and has led investments in India, Vietnam, ... Read more
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