The federal government has the tools to combat global poverty with investment. It should use them.
Eugene Ellmen, former Oikocredit Director, identifies ways that Global Affairs Canada can get back on track with its blended finance strategies.
The future of Canadian impact investing in developing countries
Eugene Ellmen, former Oikocredit Director shares 6 recommendations emerging from a report conducted by CAFIID - Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development, that "can help to develop a vibrant Canadian ecosystem for impact investment in developing countries"
Investment in small farmers key to feeding the world and reducing poverty
According to UN estimates, the world population is expected to grow from about seven billion currently to more than nine billion by 2050. This means that farmers around the world are going to have to produce a lot more food, while limiting their impact on land, water and the global climate.
Innovative investment needed to eradicate energy poverty
The goal to eradicate poverty in the developing world will take more than just money. It will also take energy to cook food, heat and light homes and power computers and cellphones.
The high price tag behind the SDGs and why investors need to get behind them
Up to £4.8 trillion will be needed every year to achieve the sustainable development goals on infrastructure, clean energy, water, sanitation and agriculture. Governments alone won’t be able to handle this.