SpainNAB highlights MAPFRE AM and GSI’s impact fund before the G7
The Impact Task Force (ITF), a work group launched under the British G7 presidency, coordinated by the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and bringing together 120 leaders from the world of business, public policy and the social sector, has presented a report in London featuring recommendations for promoting impact investment on a global level.
These notably include the transformation of quality and information transparency, making impact accounting mandatory for enterprises and investors, the promotion of public-private collaboration and instrumentation on the scale of financial vehicles with a social and environmental impact.
SpainNAB, the Advisory Board for Impact Investment, representing Spain before the GSG (Global Steering Group for Impact Investment) and taking part in the drafting of the dossier, included two successful cases in our country, as part of the presentation. These included the case of MAPFRE in its collaboration with and co-creation of a fund between the group’s asset manager and Global Social Impact Investments (GSII) in 2020 for the purposes of authorizing funding for high social-impact businesses.
More specifically, the open private debt fund, called the Global Social Impact Fund (GSIF), puts the focus on the consolidated business models of Sub-Saharan Africa. Further, the investment, whose primary goal is to raise 50 million euros, is centered on three sectors: agriculture, energy and financial inclusion.