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Myanmar’s IB landscape is at a nascent stage. This study assessed 176 businesses that already function as inclusive businesses or have the potential to become inclusive.

This working paper is a primer on “innovative finance”, a catch-all term that refers to a range of strategies to effectively generate, combine, and use public and private financing to achieve a range of development goals and impact. This umbrella term is also used to describe blended finance, impact investing, and results-based finance, which are being adopted and implemented by an increasing number of international donor and development agencies to fund social impact-generating firms and enterprises.

El presente documento de trabajo es una introducción a la "financiación innovadora", un término general que se refiere a una serie de estrategias para generar, combinar y utilizar eficazmente la financiación pública y privada para lograr una serie de objetivos y repercusiones de desarrollo. Este término genérico se utiliza también para describir la financiación mixta, la inversión de impacto y la financiación basada en los resultados, que están adoptando y aplicando un número cada vez mayor de organismos internacionales de donantes y de desarrollo para financiar empresas y negocios generadores de impacto social.

This Impact Investing Market Map was developed by the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) to help businesses move beyond the traditional environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting to measuring societal impact of business strategies and investments according to the SDGs.

Este informe examina el ecosistema de inversión de impacto en el sudeste asiático y la experiencia de dos tipos de inversores presentes en la región: los inversores privados de impacto, como administradores de fondos, filántropos, fundaciones, bancos comerciales y fondos de pensiones; y las instituciones de financiación del desarrollo apoyadas por los gobiernos, como la CFI del Banco Mundial y el Banco Asiático de Desarrollo.

This report by the Global Impact Investing Network and Intellecap looks into the impact investing ecosystem in Southeast Asia, and the experience of two types of investors present in the region: private impact investors (PIIs) such as fund managers, philanthropists, foundations, commercial banks, and pension funds; and government-supported development finance institutions such as the World Bank’s IFC, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Este estudio pretende describir el estado actual y las tendencias del mercado de inversión de impacto. La inversión de impacto persigue la rentabilidad financiera, además de un impacto social y/o ambiental.

This study aims to depict the current state and trends of the impact investment market. Impact investment targets financial returns, alongside generating social and/or environmental impact.

According to impact investment chain actors - fund managers, development finance institutions, intermediaries, entrepreneurs, governments, civil society stakeholders, and other experts - there are five crucial factors to improving impact incentives and increasing impact investments that capital providers, fund managers, and businesses/enterprises should focus on:

El financiamiento combinado tiene como propósito lograr que el sector financiero sea más sostenible y responsable, mediante el desbloqueo de la inversión privada a una escala sin precedentes para alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sost

Blended finance aims to make the financial sector more sustainable and more responsible by unlocking private investment in unprecedented scale to achieve the SGDs – as a matter of good conscience, but also of good business. Financial investments from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and the private sector in form of blended finance are critical to build more inclusive businesses. DFIs have a key role to play to influence the participation of institutional investors in blended finance.

Le financement mixte a pour but de rendre le secteur financier plus durable et plus responsable en déverrouillant l’investissement privé à une échelle sans précédent afin de réaliser les ODD – pour se donner bonne conscience, mais aussi

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