This week Yvette Torres-Rahman, Partnerships Director at Business Fights Poverty, interviews Andrew Palmer, Stakeholder and Policy Manager, CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution.
This interview sets the scene for a new Challenge being run by Business Fights Poverty on Investing for Impact, supported by CDC, Standard Chartered and Shell. The Challenge focuses on the question: How can we further unlock private investment to deliver the SDGs in challenging places?
This Challenge will explore how to unlock the investment needed to deliver the SDGs in challenging places. It will explore key enablers, unpack success stories and present practical lessons. It will also serve to demonstrate the impact that investment can make and the role of the private sector in development more generally. The Challenge will look at the role of multiple players, from Development Finance Institutions and national governments, to international companies and the domestic private sector.
The Challenge will bring together a range of stakeholders and perspectives from across the Business Fights Poverty community and beyond to explore how to scale both the total amount of investment in the places where it is needed most, as well as the developmental impact of this investment for the people who need it most.
The Challenge will include an integrated programme of research, analysis and engagement, both face-to-face and online, over the next 6 months. Activities will include an online programme of content and engagement, including an online discussion and a survey. We will also hold workshop at Business Fights Poverty Oxford 2017 on 10 July.
Do you have expertise or examples that you would like to share? Please get involved! To find out more and to join the Challenge, click here!