Two years ago, 60 investors met at the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings to agree to a set of principles for investing in companies and organizations making a positive social or environmental impact. Since then, a global pandemic has changed so much around the world, and that includes impact investing: there’s been soaring demand from investors seeking a more sustainable and inclusive recovery.

In this month’s newsletter, writer Andrew Mayeda explores both the growth and the lingering questions around impact investing and, in a separate story, Jennifer Pryce, CEO of Calvert Impact Capital, gives an insider view on what’s next. Also in this edition, we bring you to Egypt, where writer Andrew Raven reports on the booming health tech start-up sector–perhaps a harbinger of more investment ahead.

– Devon Maylie