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Impact Investing—seeking positive social and financial returns—is generating tremendous interest in the financial and foundation communities as a new, more effective way to achieve development. Can it really change the development dynamic for the good, and can impact investments really fight poverty while they generate returns for well-heeled investors? In a new CGD report, More than Money: Impact Investing for Development, John Simon, former OPIC Executive Vice President and US Ambassador to the African Union, and coauthor Julia Barmeier explore the potential and pitfalls of impact investment. The event will include a discussion of their recommendations for practitioners, development finance institutions, and regulators.
The Center for Global Development Presents More than Money: Impact Investing for Development
Featuring author John Simon
Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
Discussants Wendy Abt
Deputy Assistant Administrator,
USAID Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade
and Randall Kempner
Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs