"India's only impact investing industry body Impact Investors Council (IIC) kicked off its second edition of impact investing conference Prabhav 2018 (7th - 10th October) in New Delhi. Prabhav was attended by more than 300 delegates from India and other countries including over 50 global impact investors.

The conference aimed to showcase how Impact Investing in India goes hand in hand with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.Over 100 meetings were conducted between Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) from India, the US, Japan and Europe.

The inaugural session was chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, Global Social Impact investment Steering Group (GSG), where he spoke of impact investment's crucial role in inclusive growth in India and how it will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During Prabhav, there were nine parallel sector tracks meetings which focused on the issues of housing, agriculture, education, financial inclusion, energy, affordable health, skilling, sustainable cities, women empowerment and impact measurement.

At Prabhav 2018, IIC also organized grassroots immersion tours to social enterprises across New Delhi and Bangalore, where successful impact investing has helped improve the lives of underserved beneficiaries. The international delegates from Brazil, Australia, Germany, Japan, UK and the US had a fabulous time interacting with the real heroes of India, the Social Entrepreneurs. In Bangalore, the delegates met Address Health, Milaap, Saahas Zero Waste and Cropin. In Delhi, they visited Kamatan, Blowhorn, Avanti and Leapskills Field."