Applying Impact Reporting to African Enterprises – 21 October 2020
Measuring and managing impact is critical for impact investing to grow and make significant contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. A shared understanding of how enterprises and investors impact people and the planet can reduce the negative and increase the positives.
This webinar showcases the first African case study to apply the international Impact Management Project’s impact measurement framework to a social enterprise, and discusses how an impact statement can incentivise further investments and facilitate greater impact.
- Dr. Colin Habberton – Director, Relativ Impact
- Tracey Chambers – CEO, GROW Educare Centres
- Mabinty Koroma-Moore – Founder & CEO, LIVE Africa
- Moderator: Dr. David McClean – Principal, DMA Consulting Group / Impact@Africa Board Member
Webinar Recording and Presentation
- Video recording
- Presentation used during the webinar
- Automated transcript and translation into French
Case Study Resources
Selected Impact Reporting Resources
- Impact Management Project: https://impactmanagementproject.com/
- IRIS+ : https://iris.thegiin.org/
- World Benchmarking Alliance: https://www.worldbenchmarkingalliance.org/
- Sopact Impact Cloud: https://www.sopact.com/
- SDG Impact Standards: https://sdgimpact.undp.org/practice-standards.html
- Impacti: https://impacti.solutions/
The Value of Impact Investing for Equality – 22 July 2020
Impact investment has tremendous but likely underutilised potential to advance SDG 10, which centers around reducing Inequalities. Until recently, impact investors have focused on many other SDGs and not actively interrogated how to actively impact invest to improve equity and equality, especially to counteract age-old economic disparities along lines of gender, race, national origin. Today, there is an increasing visibility of the deleterious impact of inequality, particularly racial and gender inequality, on our economies and societies.
What can and should impact investors be doing to tackle these issues? How does SDG 10 fit into the wider strategies impact funds are exploring and what can be done to further improve equality within the sector and portfolios?
Please find a recording of the webinar here.
- Tara Sabre – Advisor, Shell Foundation / Impact@Africa Board Member
- Christelle Kupa – Advisor, Uhusiano Capital
- Quinton Zunga – CEO, RH Bophelo
- Moderator: David McClean, PhD, Principal, DMA Consulting Group / Impact@Africa Board Member
- Synergies between SDG 10 on reducing inequalities and other SDGs
- Key areas impact investors are already addressing (ex: gender lens segment growth)
- Key areas impact investors still need to address (ex: racial representation)
- Interplay with gender and racial representation within impact fund leadership and teams
- Recent developments
- Expected or recommended strategies
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- The UN’s SDGs: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/
- SDG 10 Progress Report: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg10
- #Envision2030 Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/envision2030-goal10.html
- Goal 10: Reduced inequalities: https://www.sdgfund.org/goal-10-reduced-inequalities
- Investing in Africa’s People Yields Impact, Strengthens Efforts to Beat Pandemic: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/immersive-story/2020/06/17/investing-in-africas-people-yields-impact-strengthens-efforts-to-beat-pandemic
- African venture funding is expected to slow but impact investors are boosting health and agri-tech startups: https://qz.com/africa/1869334/covid-19-impact-investors-eye-african-agriculture-health-startups/
- A tale of two continents: fighting inequality in Africa: https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/tale-two-continents-fighting-inequality-africa