Video: Investor appetite for social impact contributions

Monique Vledder, Practice Manager at the Global Financing Facility, explains how GFF partners with other investors on social impact causes.

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, Monique Vledder, practice manager at the Global Financing Facility, shared with Devex that GFF is looking for joint investment opportunities to help low-income women and children.

What has been most exciting to see, she said, is the appetite from private investors to contribute to causes that have a social impact — combined with GFF’s ability to work with governments and tailor projects to people’s needs.

GFF ensures that financing is linked to results, Vledder added, and above all, focuses on equity, in order to reach the poorest and most disadvantaged populations.

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