Ronald Cohen on what's needed to drive impact investment to lower-income countries

Ronald Cohen, chair of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing. Photo by: Cabinet Office / Crown copyright

BUENOS AIRES — As the impact investing industry grows and matures, there are increasing opportunities to tap into the money it can mobilize to fund the Sustainable Development Goals and push funding to lower income countries, according to Ronald Cohen, chair of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing.

While today’s impact investments amount to about $500 billion, based on figures from the Global Impact Investing Network, Cohen said he believes that number will double and reach $1 trillion in the next year or two.

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    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.