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GIIN Draws Connection Between Financial Inclusion Investments and SDGs

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has published a new report outlining how investments targeting financial inclusion can contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 1.4 targets universal access to economic resources and basic services by 2030. To achieve this goal, an annual 4.1% global increase in clients actively using responsible financial services among investments will be needed, the report noted. South Asia, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa have outperformed the regional thresholds necessary to achieve SDG 1.4, at 4.2%, 8.6% and 8.5% respectively. “As the body of available data on impact performance grows, impact performance analysis can unlock opportunities and allow investors to gain increasingly comprehensive, robust insight on real-world impact and the mechanisms through which they drive change,” GIIN said. This follows the launch of GIIN’s Financial Inclusion Impact Performance Benchmark.  

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