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Enabling impact led investments in emerging markets

Wednesday 29 September 2021 – 10:00am to 11:00am

About this event

A thriving private sector is the foundation of a healthy economy – creating employment, delivering vital goods and services, and providing valuable tax income. Which is why investment in emerging markets is critical to advancing development.

However, these markets are complex and need different types of financial interventions to enable economic growth. So the question arises, how do we ensure the growth from private sector investment is sustainable, inclusive, and equitable? Vineet Rai, chair of Aavishkaar Group, an emerging market financial group, believes impact investment is the key. A pioneer of the industry, Vineet’s realisation that investors need to offer a suite of products to truly meet the needs of burgeoning private sector, has transformed the way many think about impact investment today.

Join us for a conversation with the industry leader, in which he will share the story behind the growth of Aaviskaar over the last two decades, to become one of today’s leading impact investors. As well as reflecting on the current impact investing landscape, we will also discuss future industry trends and ask what more can be done to support the growth of impact led investment in emerging markets.

The event will be chaired by British International Investment’s Head of External Affairs, Colin Buckley.


Vineet Rai

Founder and Chairman, Aavishkar Group

Colin Buckley

General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, British International Investment

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