Alternative crypto solutions for impact investing: advancing social impact tokens
Global agendas are aggressively gearing towards climate change strategies and funding the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The total investment gap for successfully achieving the 169 targets in developing countries is estimated at USD2.5 trillion per year (UNCTAD 2020). Unfortunately, limited data and challenges in data consensus have significantly inhibited monitoring bodies' ability to accurately determine how much and where it is needed. Furthermore, developing countries have been slow in developing sustainable fund structures and even slower in attracting impact investment for the SDGs (UNCTAD 2019). Impact investing is defined as "investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return" (Global Impact Investing Network 2019). Once embraced as a mainstream funding vehicle, impact or sustainable investing is expected to enable the public and private sectors in reaching their SDGs targets.
Crypto , Investing , Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , Social impact
Mahomed, Z. (2021). Alternative crypto solutions for impact investing: advancing social impact tokens. IF Hub, 3 (December 2021), pp. 7-12.
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