How to Build an Impact-Focused Investment Portfolio? Read about CDC's Recommendations!

How to Build an Impact-Focused Investment Portfolio? Read about CDC's Recommendations!

The Impact Accelerator, managed by CDC (UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK Government), was created in 2015 to develop the market for impact investing in some of the most remote and challenging business environments in the world. After two years of investing, the team has produced a publication, which makes a series of practical recommendations to investors in emerging markets on how to build an impact-focused portfolio. Highlights include insights from investments made since 2015 including: 14Trees, Virunga Energy and Africa Improved Foods.

 
Affordable Housing: A Hot Spot of Opportunity for Inclusive Business

Affordable Housing: A Hot Spot of Opportunity for Inclusive Business

Housing is hard! It is neither quick, nor simple or sexy. This month, the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business in partnership with Business Call to Action, explores businesses who are finding solutions to the affordable housing challenge.

From Costa Rica to the Philippines we hear how businesses are building multi-stakeholder partnerships to operate in what is predominantly an informal sector, and how they are measuring not just the units built, but the wider social impact of improved housing at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP).