OPIC CEO David Bohigian and USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick at SOCAP19 in San Francisco. Photo by: Bailey Garrot / Social Capital Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — In order to close the $2.5 trillion investment gap in emerging markets, there is an urgent need to translate growing investor interest into action, according to a new report from the Global Impact Investing Network.

Several of the organizations mentioned in the report as leaders in frontier finance were also present in San Francisco last week at the Social Capital Markets conference, which focuses on impact investing and social entrepreneurship.

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    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported domestically and internationally for outlets including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. Outside of her own reporting, Catherine also supports other journalists to cover what is working, through her work with the Solutions Journalism Network.