As impact investing continues to show strong growth as a sector, the Sustainable Development Goals are fast emerging as a reference for an ever-diversifying range of actors seeking guidelines on how to invest for impact.

Four trends that this interesting update from Devex notes:

  1. Climate financing takes centre stage and goes beyond renewable energy
  2. The sector is growing and diversifying –
    Impact investing has gone mainstream. A wide range of actors, from niche investment funds to traditional finance institutions, are now at the table.
  3. Partnerships between diverse financial stakeholders (banks, pension funds, insurance firms, investment firms…) and of course the government
  4. Watch for developments in de-risking and speedy deployment – Among developments to watch for will be how pioneer funds, public finance institutions and development agencies will position themselves in the sector as helping de-risk these newer products.

Read more from this report at Devex