Image credit – Addenda Capital
On the sidelines of the DealMakersAFRICA annual awards held in February 2019 in Nairobi, our Director for SME and Impact Finance, Julio De Souza spoke about impact investing gaining traction in Africa and what this portends for the business environment in the continent. The co-existence of a general upswing in the business environment in Africa and persisting socio-economic challenges present a fertile ground investors chasing the triple bottom line encompassing economic value, social responsibility and environmental impact.
“Increasingly, more mainstream investors are interested in impact investment as an asset class. It’s a way for investors to unlock value which is not only monetary but more importantly impact oriented” – Julio De Souza
Full commentary available via the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIGHbAi6REk#action=share