This two-day course demystifies impact investing for people working in development cooperation. Impact investing — the idea that it is possible to “do good” as well as make money with certain types of investment — is changing the landscape of development cooperation. Impact investing is growing rapidly and development agencies and nongovernmental organizations increasingly seek to leverage private investor resources. But many development actors are not accustomed to working with private investors, and are uneasy about their profit motivation and modes of operation. The course provides an introduction to the terminology and instruments involved in impact investing and evaluates developmental opportunities and trade-offs.
NADEL ETH - Center for Development and Cooperation