My first trip to Dhaka was a success. I met the DAM team and visited the first two sites.
April 18th I took the plane to Dhaka. I met Riad and Irfan, two excellent engineers from DAM. Did you know 10.000 people are volunteering or working for this NGO? I visited the first two sites, located 45 minutes drive from Jessore. The first site is in a village, the second site near a school. On May 16th Riad and Irfan will visit the Netherlands for a 1 week training.
Social impact investing is on the rim to become main streamed, this will take another 3-5 years, but the trend is clear: more and more high net worth individuals prefer to invest instead of donate, taking a more business wise approach. Investing in Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) is a clear example impact investing pays off, from a financial point of view. However the social and environmental impact of commercial operating MFIs' is not a given fact of their business. Most of these institutes realize they have to improve, so why don't MFIs' invest in water and sanitation?More »