Operate credibly and independently to promote the development of impact investing in Ghana through public education and continuous research into major social and environmental challenges, policy advocacy and impact measurement of various initiatives to address social and environmental challenges
Welcome to our website, a window into our vibrant community of research, advocacy and training in the area of impact investing.
Impact Investing is defined as “Investments intended to create positive impact beyond financial return”. Though the term “Impact Investing” is relatively new compared with the purpose for which the practice is intended to achieve. Several instances may be cited where both the private and public sector have come together to achieve impact beyond financial gain. In the past, charities, through institutions such as foundations and NGOs have been focused on addressing social and environmental challenges. However, funds available from these sources including Government are woefully inadequate to meet the funding requirements of social and environmental challenges. It is this situation and the potential for social enterprises to meet the financial return objectives of commercial investors that has resulted in the emergence of impact investing as an asset class.
On the 28th of August, The Venture Capital Trust Fund (VCTF) and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) officially launched the Centre for Impact Investing after signing a Memorandum of Understanding on May 8th 2013. The partnership was to establish a collaborative framework for the promotion of impact investing as a means of developing a business community of social enterprises to deal with the social and environmental challenges confronting the country. Read more...