The unprecedented civil unrest in Chile towards the end of 2019 was driven by inequality and had a severe knock-on effect on that country’s economy. Where Chile has a Gini coefficient of .48, SA remains the most unequal country in the world with a Gini coefficient of .63. The higher — not the better.

It’s a number that increasingly demands action. With the GSG Impact Summit to be hosted in SA this coming spring — the biggest impact-investing event on African soil to date — it’s an opportune moment to accelerate the positive social and environmental impact of finance and business...

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