More availability of education also allows more people from many different markets to enter the global impact investment sphere. This provides more equal opportunities and for some, an all-important road to financial wellbeing, “I love to see the knowledge exchange amongst different countries,” Sollberger shares, “From what I’ve observed, success in the industry comes down to the people behind (the industry) making things happen.”
Sollberger also stresses the importance of being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to impact investing. “I think by now it’s really seen it as inevitable. How are we going to be seen as sustainable? Pressure is coming from all corners and it’s better (for them) to be seen as proactive rather than reactive. It’s better both for image and for corporate planning.”
The changes in social responsibility happening now are reflective of the new direction the industry is heading in. By planning and moving with the change, companies and entrepreneurs can make a greater social impact, improve their own financial state, and help the planet.
Listen to the podcast below to delve into the emerging trends for impact entrepreneurship and global impact investment with our foremost expert, Alessandra Sollberger.