Impact investing is essential and SA needs to run with it
Investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impacts are gathering momentum in SA
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...