Impact investment is about generating a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. This often takes place in emerging and developing markets and usually targets below-market rate returns.
Impact investment includes and goes beyond Social Responsible Investment (SRI), which primarily seeks to avoid any negative social impact of investments. Impact investing is ideally suited to microfinance, placing capital into micro-businesses that have the ability to lift hard-working poor entrepreneurs, employees, suppliers and their families out of poverty. This creates an important social and financial value-addition, which GEMicro is happy to broker for you.