Overthrowing the “dictatorship of profit”, BlackRock’s impact investment ambitions and impact measurement were some of the themes at this year’s GSG Impact Summit.
“We value ecology, community and generosity. But we also value our own comfort, prosperity and economic growth. How do we reconcile this?”
This question was posed at the opening to this year’s Global Steering Group (GSG) on Impact Investing Summit in Buenos Aires.
Now in its fifth year, the GSG Impact Summit has grown nearly ten-fold in terms of attendees, who now come from 45 countries. The GSG network, chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, has today 32 country national advisory boards or NABs, seeking to catalyse impact investing.
At this year’s summit, Ghana and Zambia joined as NABs and the United Nations Development Programme and the GSG agreed a joint plan to unlock capital towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Opening the event, Krisztina Tora, the GSG’s Market Dev…