"Impact Investing in Latin America: Trends 2018-2019" provides a snapshot of the impact investing sector in Latin America over the past two years, with particular focus on Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.
Latin America has been making global headlines, though often for negative reasons. But, there’s another development that’s been building up under the radar: the growth of impact investing in the region. ANDE recently launched the second edition of "The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America," in association with LAVCA, which explores trends and insights.
Investors cast aside economic growth concerns and deployed $1.4 billion into Latin American impact investments in 2016 and 2017. This is according to data compiled by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America.
ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner, was quoted in one of Brazil's major finance and economics newspapers after the 2018 Impacto Conference.
At an ANDE member event on seed investing for impact businesses, Rob Parkinson, consultant for ANDE Brazil, spoke about the importance of and market size for impact investing in Brazil.
This article (in Portuguese) discusses a presentation and discussion that ANDE Executive Director Randall Kempner led in Brazil on philanthropic capital and private and social investment. ANDE member ICE also wrote up a summary of the event.
With traditional investment funds now hunting for impact opportunities alongside venture capitalists in Latin America, where Mexico, Brazil and Colombia grab most attention, Sophie Hares interviews experts on the subject, including ANDE's Central America and Mexico Chapter Manager, Katia Dumont, to find out where the most impact can happen and how.
The impact investing landscape in Brazil has evolved significantly in the past several years. Two ANDE staff members based in Brazil, Rebeca Rocha and Rob Parkinson, write about the top five things you need to know to understand the evolution of the industry.
As the host of two historic UN summits on sustainable development in the past 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Brazil is actively engaged in testing innovative approaches to reach the sustainable development goals. Rob Parkinson, a consultant for the ANDE in Brazil, writes about how local and global efforts to support small and growing businesses in Brazil are having an impact.
Sergio Goldman, a consultant and former financial market executive who now writes for one of Brazil's major newspapers, explores the growth of the impact investing market in the country. He highlights the Impact Investing mapping exercise that ANDE conducted in 2014, along with the work various ANDE members have been doing locally.