‘India to see $35-40 billion worth impact investments by 2025’

New Delhi, April 30
India is projected to see impact investments worth up to $40 billion by 2025 as the country is in a “sweet spot” with high potential to deliver solutions for various problems, according to global grouping GIIN. Based in New York, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a not-for-profit group that works to promote impact investments and has around 230 members. Generally, impact investments refer to those made with the aim of having a social and environmental impact along with the investors getting financial returns.GIIN’s Advisor for South Asia, Anil Sinha said, there has been tremendous development in India around impact investing activities in the last five years and the country is in a sweet spot. “In India, about $4 billion has been invested as part of impact investments in about five years. On an average annual basis, it is around $1 billion,” Sinha in an interview. India is a place where poverty is high but the potential to deliver solutions is also very high, Sinha said, adding the country can be a global innovation hub for models that can address issues at the base of the pyramid.

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