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The University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) will soon be launching the first impact-investment course for lawyers in SA, which aims to increase knowledge and promote opportunities in the field of impact investment. The course will be convened by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Impact investing is increasingly seen as a key driver of socioeconomic development, drawing on the power of capital to advance social change. "Impact investment is growing at a rapid pace, both globally and in SA, and as more international funding becomes available with demands for better social and environmental as well as financial returns, there will be a need for legal expertise to craft the kind of agreements and deals that will ensure these outcomes are realised," course convener on the programme Susan de Witt said. The Global Steering Group for Impact Investing (GSG) predicts that $3-trillion will be invested globally in high-impact assets by 2030. T...

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