In this article, the GIIN's Co-founder and CEO Amit Bouri shares insights about the role of private capital in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and highlights the need for the industry to “work together to make it easier for institutional investors to put money into impact-focused financial products.” Specifically, he highlights how the “SDGs provide a useful framework and common language with which to talk about investments that tackle global challenges,” and notes that while aligning investment with the SDGs is a great first step, it is not enough. Additional capital must be put to work. “The best way to ensure adequate capital is put toward making them a reality is to tap into the investment capital that is already at work, and there is no better synthesis of return-focused capital investing and issue-focused impact than impact investing.”
About the Global Impact Investing Network
The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.