Saturday, 24th February, 2024
Saturday, 24th February, 2024

Impact investment to help achieve SDGs: survey

More funding opportunities are  available for enterprises if there are large scale impact investments, says a survey.

Besides, it reveals, impact investing catalyses innovative new approaches to social, environmental and economic challenges, which proves instrumental in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The survey report was presented while unveiling the Innovative Finance Toolkit titled ‘The Thriving Future of Impact Investing in Bangladesh’ in the city today, a press release said.
The survey was carried out among 100 investors and high officials of business firms.

The report was presented at a virtual programme organised by Roots of Impact, a German-based financial consultancy firm, and LightCastle Partners, a Bangladeshi business consultancy firm.

The event was organised in partnership with Biniyog Briddhi, Bangladesh Angels, SBK Tech Ventures, Startup Bangladesh Limited, and Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh (VCPEAB).

The survey was carried out for two months (March-April) this year.

In the survey, 30 percent respondents said that increased impact investments provide more funding facilities for enterprises, while 27 percent said that it becomes easier to face social and environmental challenges if business is done with innovative and new approaches.

About 14 percent thought that there will be positive effect regarding achievement of SDGs in case of impact investments.

Later, a discussion titled ‘Effect and future potential of impact investment’ was held.

Bijon Islam, Founder & CEO of LightCastle Partners, and maxim Cheng, programme manager of Roots of Impact, presented the keynote papers. Bijon Islam also moderated the discussion.

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