Three elephants in the impact investing room

Gorgi Krlev
Apr 12 · 6 min read

Controversy #1: The crowding out of Official Development Assistance (ODA)

“Success in mobilising private finance is much lower in countries with low credit ratings — precisely where the money is most needed”

Controversy #2: We only talk about the supply side and forget the demand side

Controversy #3: We still know too little about the impact of impact investing

“Could we one day have stock exchanges that react to the social impact created by companies, not just their financial value?”

Some potential solutions

Gorgi Krlev

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@gorgikrlev. Heidelberg (GER) researcher. Interested in all sorts of things.

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