Impact investing is a growing practice defined by its intent to generate positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments are made across the globe, and developing economies provide ample opportunities for market-based solutions and investment capital to address social and environmental challenges. Southeast Asia is developing rapidly, but the region also faces social and environmental challenges that offer substantial potential for impact investments. Indeed, almost a third of impact investors invest in Southeast Asia, and 44% plan to grow their impact investing allocations to the region in the year ahead.
The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia report provides much-needed information about the impact investing market in Southeast Asia to inform investors already allocating capital or considering investing in the region. This report provides detailed information about the investing activity and trends in 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It outlines challenges and opportunities for impact investors and analyzes political and economic factors that may inform investment decisions in each country.Download PDF