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We have joined the Global Impact Investor Network

We are delighted to announce that we have become a proud member of the Global Impact Investor Network (GIIN)

Impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate a positive social and environmental impact whilst generating financial returns.

Focussed on reducing barriers to impact investment so more investors can allocate capital to support solutions to the world's most intractable challenges, the GIIN is bringing together impact investors to facilitate knowledge exchange, highlight innovative investment approaches, build the evidence base for the industry, and produce valuable tools and resources for investors. It is hoped that the GIIN will accelerate the industry's development through focussed leadership and collective action, complementing public resources and philanthropy in addressing pressing global challenges.

The Impact Investor survey of 2018 conducted amongst GIIN members shows that impact investment has been growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13 per cent over the previous five years. This trend is likely to grow as we see a broader shift in attitude towards the role of capital. Investors are increasingly aware of how their investments can achieve broader social and environmental goals and how they can do more with their money while still pursuing risk adjusted market rate returns.

A hallmark of impact investing is the commitment of investors to measure and report social and environmental performance and progress of the underlying investments. In so doing, they ensure greater transparency and accountability in aligning their portfolios to their values. This is reflected in the Operating Principles for Impact Management recently launched by the International Finance Corporation.

At Ocorian, we have been keeping abreast of developments in the fund industry from several jurisdictions where we are licensed to operate as fund administrators. In line with the worldwide trend for impact investing, we are fully aligned with the importance attached by our clients in integrating impact in their decision making. We currently administer several funds of which many are impact funds active in Africa.

Non-Executive Director for Ocorian AMEA, Raju Jaddoo added: “We are really proud to become a member of the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN). GIIN is playing a key role in unlocking impact investing with its members committed to redefining the role of capital and channelling its full power to create a better world. Our membership to GIIN underscores our enduring commitment to the development of Africa where more and more of impact investing is happening these days”.

You can find out more about our services offered in Africa here.

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