The Future of Impact Investing online event
The Future of Impact Investing: An investor’s guide to ESG. On 2 December 2021, Investment Monitor will host an online event – The Future of Impact Investing – which will focus on finding the balance between ESG criteria and profitable investment.
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Opinion: Innovative investing is the only way through a crisis
(8 days ago) Opinion: Innovative investing is the only way through a crisis. Most companies prioritised their core business over investing in innovation during the Covid-19 crisis. Many will resume this investment as the crisis passes, but it could be too little, too late. Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, just before the financial crisis hit, but the
Dissecting the investor decision-making process
(3 days ago) Dissecting the investor decision-making process. As companies rethink their investment strategies, Investment Monitor assesses the investment decision-making process. For someone investing in a new country, physically inspecting the site of any new operations is strongly advised, although this process has been made much more complicated by the
Investment incentives explained
(7 days ago) • Investing back. Sometimes governments will take a longer-term approach to investing back into the new project in order to have the power to influence business decisions. These can take the form of marketing strategies and bigger-picture operating plans. This can be done in the form of a direct investment to the company or, more indirectly
(9 days ago) Opinion: Innovative investing is the only way through a crisis. Most companies prioritised their core business over investing in innovation during the Covid-19 crisis. Many will resume this investment as the crisis passes, but it could be too little, too late.
A guide to investing in North Africa
(2 days ago) Morocco ranked top in North Africa in the Doing Business ranking in 2020 with a score of 73.4/100, improving on its score of 71.7 in 2019. A further positive for investors looking to Morocco is the average time to start a business of nine days, although the country's corporate tax is relatively high at 31%.
A guide for where to invest in West Africa
(1 days ago) As a Francophone country, Côte d’Ivoire’s key investing countries are France and Canada. One of the aims of Côte d’Ivoire’s 2021–2025 National Plan of Development is to facilitate private investment and improve economic growth. Major reforms have been implemented since 2017 to bolster political stability and encourage a healthy
Theranos case shows perils of deep-tech investment
(5 days ago) Responsible investing means requiring start-ups to prove incremental progress so that capital-raising is scaled according to tangible progress. Otherwise, an abundance of available capital alongside a lack of governance is a recipe for disaster. Bridging the knowledge gap.
Investing in Spain
(5 days ago) Investing in Spain: what you need to know. All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Spain. By Carmen 22 Feb 2021. E-mail article; Share on LinkedIn; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook; As of 2021, Spain has a population of 47.4 million, making it the 30th largest country in the world by this measure. There are
Is microfinance a force for good or bad
(1 days ago) Is there room for impact investing? The World Bank estimates that globally there are more than 1.7 billion adults without access to a bank account. This number shows the level of opportunity for both the microfinance industry and foreign investors looking to change the world for the better.
A guide on where to invest in Central Africa
(4 days ago) France and Germany are Cameroon’s leading investing countries, and mining is its key sector. The country has also witnessed a rise in Chinese investment in large infrastructure projects. In June 2021, Cameroon signed a deal with two China-linked companies to construct a railway from the coast to the disputed Mbalam-Nabeba iron ore project.
ESG and FDI: A glossary
(1 days ago) Impact investing. Impact investing refers to investments that generate measurable social or environmental impact, along with financial returns. Impact investments are made in several sectors, with some of the more prominent being renewable energy, affordable housing and healthcare. The investments are carried out by both companies and funds.
What kind of investment can save the blue economy
(5 days ago) Ted Janulis, founder and principal of Investable Oceans, an investment hub that connects investors with sustainable blue economy opportunities, says: “Philanthropy and concessionary investing, where there is a discount to market levels, are vital to responsible ocean stewardship, as is the work that non-governmental organisations and
Why every nation must have a sovereign wealth fund
(6 days ago) In a further departure, the sovereign funds are systematically investing in the innovation ecosystem to boost their domestic economies. This is an ongoing, powerful trend spanning continents. Reflecting this, not every sovereign investment …
Top five trends in FDI to look out for in 2021
(4 days ago) Investment Monitor has identified five key trends to keep an eye on in 2021. Freight lorries queuing in Kent in December bode badly for the UK should it leave the EU without a trade deal. Brexit, and its impact on the UK’s economy, is one of the five big FDI trends identified by Investment Monitor. (Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images) 1.
How can FDI help to achieve SDG12
(Just Now) Investing in sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is the UN’s 12th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG12), looks set to present tempting opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the coming post-pandemic years, given the potential it offers when it comes to both building back better and generating higher profits.