About Impact Investing

Impact Investments are investments made into impact enterprises with the intent to contribute measurable positive social or environmental impact, alongside a financial return. These impact enterprises generate substantial social impact by offering low cost, innovative solutions.

In the Indian context, it can be defined in terms of three factors:

How is Impact Investing different
from other forms of investing?

Impact Investing lies in the centre of the spectrum ranging from not-for-profit
investing or grants to for-profit (commercial) investing

Why Impact Investing?

Impact investing has posited the role of private capital for the public good.
In this new era of cooperation, impact investing holds the potential of delivering on the national development priorities of:

Providing access to quality services and meaningful jobs to low-income and underserved populations

Driving economic growth through greater private investment, entrepreneurship and innovation focused on India’s developmental needs

Impact Investing is well aligned to the
Sustainable Development Goals

Sector

Financial
Services

Agriculture

Healthcare

Education

Technology for
Development

Client-level
Impact

Access to
financial
inclusion

Higher income
for farmers

Access to
affordable
Healthcare

Access to
affordable
Education

Multiple

Impact Investing is well aligned to the
Sustainable Development Goals

Sector Financial
Services
Agriculture Healthcare Education Technology for
Development
Client-level
Impact
Access to
financial
inclusion
Higher income
for farmers
Access to
affordable
Healthcare
Access to
affordable
Education
Multiple
SDGs
Impacted

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