We are going virtual – and truly global – with the:
GSG Global Impact Summit 2020: For a Just Recovery
September 9th, 10th and 11th
The time is now for a just and impact-led recovery that benefits all people and our planet. Bringing together stakeholders from across the world, this year’s event will showcase how the actions of us all, are putting impact at the heart of COVID-19 response and recovery.
Join us! To view speakers and to register, click here.
The human suffering caused by Covid-19 has disproportionately hit those who are most vulnerable. It is shining a light on structural issues and the lack of resilience in our economic systems, in addition to injustices deeply embedded in our societies.
The global resonance of the Black Lives Matters movement – far beyond the US – is a symbol of the inequalities which millions of people experience around the world.
As a result of historic injustices, ethnic minorities and low-income populations are experiencing higher levels of health risks and are the first to be hit by the economic crisis.
As economic growth and productivity slow, so too do the primary drivers that raise people out of poverty. The long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals is at risk.
As I take up leadership of the GSG, the responsibility of the impact investment movement has never been so strong.
We have an opportunity to re-build economies that are truly equal and resilient to future shocks. We need to strengthen national education systems, rebalance labour markets, safeguard progress towards the SDGs and promote low-carbon development that will protect our planet.
We will work for this just recovery – a recovery with social, economic and environmental justice. But there is no justice unless it is justice for everyone.
As an impact investing movement, we recognize the challenges, and we will do our part in overcoming them.
How are you driving real impact?
A growing number of impact entrepreneurs are innovating to tackle pressing social and environmental issues around the world – from access to basic services to youth unemployment and education.
Investors – ranging from high net worth individuals, philanthropists, institutional investors, DFIs and corporations – are increasingly backing ventures that have both measurable social or environmental impact and attractive financial returns.
A wide range of intermediaries are innovating across different asset classes to allocate capital to projects delivering social good as well as financial returns.
Individuals and organizations around the world are working to create impact-friendly ecosystems, from building capacity to helping shape more supportive policies.