Development Finance Institutions with Andrew Palmer, BII

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This podcast is a 101 on development finance institutions. Social impact pioneer Andrew Palmer joins us to examine what development finance institutions are, how they came into being, what they do and how they create lasting sustainable impact.

Andrew is the Director of Global Affairs at the UK’s development finance institution. During our conversation he peels back the curtain for us, explaining why the UK’s development finance institution is going through a rebrand. From CDC to British International Investment (BII) and what the plans are going forward. Before sharing with us just how we can all get involved, partner and help shape their work. Listen in to learn how an investment strategy is developed to deliver social impact by development finance institutions. Understand how a small injection of money at the right time can create long term lasting social change.

Prior to joining the UK’s development finance institution, Andrew worked in private business, think tanks and in the UK Houses of Parliament as an adviser on international development. He is a member of the Impact Investing Institute’s Public Affairs Panel, the Department of International Trade’s Africa Investors Group and the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council Advisory Council.

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British International Investment (BII) (CDC)
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