Impact investing has grown dramatically, reaching $715 billion USD AUM according to the GIIN, and can help mobilize capital towards addressing crucial challenges including inequality, climate change, gender and racial disparities, and more.
Yet, questions remain about who really benefits and how well the sector lives up to achieving equitable impact. In Canada, research by New Power Labs and SVX has shown women, communities of colour, and other equity-deserving groups still face challenges accessing impact capital, while there is a fundamental lack of data broadly on the demographics of capital recipients. How do we know what impact our investments are having, if any, on communities that could benefit the most?
So, is the impact investing sector up to the task of investing in and benefiting underserved communities? Or does the sector’s data deficit pose a critical challenge to its very mission of mobilizing finance for impact?
Join this compelling moderated debate to hear from both sides, with the winner decided by the SOCAP audience!