Towards an Enabling Policy Environment for Impact Investment in Asia and the Pacific

Akash Uba, Christina Tewes-Gradl, Megan Leahy-Wright

Governments can leverage private capital for societal objectives by supporting impact investment. An enabling policy environment helps to attract more funds to impact investment, to grow impact-oriented businesses, and to facilitate the match between supply and demand. This report is targeted at policymakers and ecosystem players, such as representative bodies of impact investors or impact businesses. It introduces a conceptual framework for impact investment policies along with examples from the Asia-Pacific region.