Supply and Demand Side Assessment of Impact Investment within the Caribbean

International Financial Consulting Ltd.;
Dec 2011
Impact Investing is a relatively new phenomenon, gaining attention within the last few years. While the multilateral development banks have been investing for many years with the expectation of a development impact, it is only recently that private investors have begun to be attracted to the concept of seeking to earn both a financial return, as well as creating a positive social and environmental impact. The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities for impact investments in the Caribbean with a focus on five specific countries: Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago. These five highly disparate nations exemplify the opportunities and challenges faced by the region and investors within it.