Today Independent Infrastructure and Impact Investing Partners (4IP) Group celebrates its 1st Anniversary in connection with the UNECE TOS-ICP’s 12th Session, Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XII
4IP Group Geneva staff will be there, alongside other experts and leaders from the Impact Investing and (People-First) PPP worlds.
It was our chance to say a big thank you to those who have already worked with us, supported us, and inspired us over the last 12 months as captured by our quarterly newsletters: 4ipgroup.org/news/
The Management Team is just as excited and optimistic about the implementation of our ambitious medium-term strategy 4ipgroup.org/strategy/ as we were exactly one year ago when we during the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva jointly wrote the CONSTITUTION OF THE COMPANY “4IP Group Sàrl”
Little did we know how difficult and lengthy it was to open a capital deposit account in Geneva the Sustainable Finance Hub of Europe. Seven Banks including members of the Global Impact Investing Network refused to support the creation of our Financial Advisory Services Company devoted to bridging the SDG financing gap in emerging markets with a focus on Africa.
The highlights including an 4IP Group timeline, mapping out 4IP’s evolution from a small outfit of two founding partners who met each other at the African Development Bank in Tunis, to what is rapidly becoming a leading Advisor and think tank on Impact Investing, Impact Assessment and (People-First) PPP issues. Our rapid evolution can be traced in our existing and forthcoming publications: 4ipgroup.org/resources/
Impact Investing and PPP practitioners worldwide can now access our growing collection of knowledge products spanning key moments in our careers both before and after the creation of the 4IP Group.
We want to use this anniversary to look forward towards 4IP Group’s first Impact Investing Debates to be organized in connection with Zambia Development Agency’s Bi-Annual International Investment Forum, 2-3rd October, and our plenary session at the GIIN’s Global Investment Forum in Paris, 30-31st October. We hope to see many of you at these forthcoming events.
The introduction of a new 3 pillar medium-strategy 2018-2020– Advisors (shaping policy & inspiring practice), Capital Raising; and Knowledge Broker (advancing knowledge) – summarises the essence of our work at 4IP Group.
Our ambition is for 4IP Group to be at the forefront of changes in all three areas.