British International Investment
3 February 2022

New Insight podcast episode: The future of impact led investing in Africa

Impact led social investment in Africa has experienced steady growth over the last decade, spurred by the need for a sustainable private sector which supports the economic and social demands of a growing young and rapidly urbanising population.

From building vital infrastructure, to creating future-proof employment, and supporting the growth of new industries, impact led investors can both address the continent’s social and economic challenges; and meet market and consumer needs.

Join us for a conversation with Frank Aswani, Chief Executive of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance – a network of investors dedicated to unlocking new capital for social impact across Africa.

In this discussion we explore the evolution of social impact investment in Africa; examine how the UN Sustainable Development Goals funding gap has exposed systemic weaknesses; and reflect on the role of impact led investment in addressing the challenges and shaping the future of the continent.

The interview is hosted by CDC’s Colin Buckley.

Listen on the player below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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