08. Decent Work & Economic Growth

SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Learn more about SDG 8 and our related impact investing strategies!

What is Sustainable Development Goal 8?

Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards. 

COVID-19 has disrupted billions of lives and endangered the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects a global recession as bad as or worse than in 2009. As job losses escalate, the International Labor Organization estimates that nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing their livelihoods.

Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, one in five countries – home to billions of people living in poverty – were likely to see per capita incomes stagnate or decline in 2020. Now, the economic and financial shocks associated with COVID-19—such as disruptions to industrial production, falling commodity prices, financial market volatility, and rising insecurity—are derailing the already tepid economic growth and compounding heightened risks from other factors.  

SDG 8 Impact Investing Strategies:

Below you will find our list of current offerings that support this sustainable development goal. 

This Pan Africa Debt Strategy is capitalizing on the growing breadth and depth of a $180 billion plus African Eurobond market. This strategy provides investors the opportunity to participate alongside international banks in the long established hard currency syndicated loan market, accessing the continent’s strongest borrowers across sovereign, state owned enterprises, financial institutions and corporates.
With anchor funding and first-loss coverage from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the world’s largest climate fund, the goal of this Blended Finance Climate Strategy is to catalyze long-term climate investment at the sub-national level for mitigation and adaptation solutions through a transformative financing model (20% public / 80% private). The strategy's Global’s business model is designed to attract primarily private institutional investment and to deliver certified climate and Sustainable Development impacts and Nature-based Solutions at global scale (SDGs, NbS).
This female-founded Manager seeks to generate competitive financial returns PLUS positive economic, social and/or environmental impact by providing financing to Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”) in very select high-growth developing economies with stable political climates and reliable legal systems. All of their borrowers map to at least one of the UN SDGs + conform to the IFC’s exclusion list + meet local and international laws and respective practices + are in compliance with local environmental, labor, health, safety and business laws +commit to identify and track various bottom-up impact metrics, as defined by the GIIN’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) metrics.
This female-founded manager is focused on facilitating trade finance by making short term private loans to private growth stage companies who are committed to responsible, sustainable management of their companies and to creating positive, measurable impact in their communities. The manager’s objectives are to provide current income, capital preservation and modest capital appreciation primarily through providing trade finance facilities to established, growth stage, middle market enterprises.
This manager has been investing in private equity and private credit in Emerging Europe, Central Asia and Turkey since 2005. Their investment focus is on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with an emphasis on developmental impact as a consequence of their investments. They believe that no other private market offers the growth of an emerging market and the structure & stability of the European Union. All of their portfolio companies map to at least one of the UN SDGs + conform to the EBRD & IFC’s exclusion lists + meet local and international laws and respective practices + are in compliance with local environmental, labor, health, safety and business laws +commit to identify and track various bottom-up impact metrics, as defined by the GIIN’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) metrics.

About Impact Capital Partners

At Impact Capital Partners, our mission is to connect institutional capital with the growing impact investment market to address the world’s most pressing challenges. By utilizing impact investments, institutional investors are able to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. We are constantly finding new impact investment opportunities in both emerging and developed markets, targeting market-rate returns. Schedule a call with us HERE if you’re interested in learning more about our impact opportunities.

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