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Can financial innovation save the world? Elizabeth Littlefield weighs in.

June 01, 2012

A recent piece in The Atlantic explores investors’ growing interest in Impact Investing.

The piece describes impact investors and those “who want to use finance to make more food, cleaner water, better healthcare, smarter children and a richer bottom-of-the-pyramid.”

It sounds like a tall order, but OPIC has long understood that investing in common challenges such as access to education, financial inclusion, housing, health care and climate change, also offers the potential to generate significant financial returns.

“I don’t want to bury modern capitalism,” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield says in the Atlantic piece. “I want to cultivate it.” Read the full article here


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