EIF European Investment Fund will deliver a Masterclass at the World Congress of Angel Investors 2019. Congress will have a special masterclass on how to develop co-investment funds to attract European Investment Fund (EIF) finance. The World Business Angels Forum recognises impact investment as an innovative finance approach to closing the gap between the funding needs for global development and the currently available resources. To attract more private capital, the World Business Angels Investment Forum is pursuing innovative financing mechanisms to mobilize private sector capital in new ways.
Impact investment is booming globally
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) estimates a market of US$114 billion in impact investing assets, US$22.1 billion of which was committed in 2016. The expected growth in commitment in 2017 is 25.9%. The supply of impact capital is expected to rise, but so far, impact investment’s share in global financial markets is estimated to be only around 0.2% of global wealth. If this share rises to 2%, it could mean over US$2 trillion invested in impact-driven assets. Some 1,500 asset managers, with combined assets of over US$62 trillion, have signed on for the six United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, while the larger definition of sustainable investment encompasses an estimated total of US$21.4 trillion.
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