Africa Recovery Strategy Series

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.

 

Guest Speakers

 

Webinar Recording and Presentation

 

Case Study Resources

 

Selected Impact Reporting Resources

 


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.

 

Guest Speakers

 

Key Topics

  • 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

 

Selected Resources

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

Selected Articles

 

Panelist Organizations