Princesses, Presidents and Ex-Prime Ministers

UN September 2017 Giles

It was exciting to end UN General Assembly (UNGA) week in New York as a panellist on the SDG Impact Finance group at UNHQ talking about how we can accelerate the pipeline for impact investing.  We discussed blended finance models and using capital markets more efficiently to mobilise the SDGs.

The UN Social Impact fund (UNSIF) has been a positive force for engaging the ecosystem to work together and we look forward to continuing our great relationship. The most positive aspect of the week has been seeing diversity in action – by gender, age, geography, culture, sector and religion all united by a desire to do good.

At GII, we believe that investment capital can and should be used to mobilise the SDGs and this week further showed that there is the desire, willingness and more importantly action. I look forward to continuing our work with friends at the UN, Government, NGOs, Social Enterprises, Family Offices, Foundations, Pension Plans and Corporates to continue to create bespoke impact investing strategies that solve social problems now.

I’m excited about the possibilities that lie ahead when people take the time to listen and understand each other.

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