DevExplains: Impact investing

What is impact investing? Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger explains in this video.

There is a consensus among those in the aid community that official development assistance alone is not enough to finance development; innovative funding streams definitely have a role to play in addressing the world’s most pressing concerns.

One such type of innovative finance that has seen interest grow in recent years is impact investment. But what is it exactly and how does it work?

Impact investments are investing in funds, organizations or companies whose goal is to create a social or environmental impact while still being profitable, Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger explains in this video.

Watch the clip above to know more about impact investment, the challenges it faces and what it potentially means for the development landscape.

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    Jacques Jimeno

    Jacques is a copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature. He is currently taking his master’s degree in communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.