India ranks 102 among 135 nations on the Social Progress Index, highlighting the huge funding gap that threatens to slow down the development of social infrastructure. In recent years, impact investing has become a prominent financial tool at the global stage to channelize private capital to generate measurable positive social and environmental benefits in addition to financial returns. In India, the industry is witnessing growth and a cumulative $2 billion has been invested by around 50+ funds in over 300 social enterprises.

Here are 6 suggested ways to increase social impact & impact investing in India 1. Promoting social finance 2. Bridging the gap between early stage development and venture financing 3. Measurement and evaluation standards 4. Expanding the scope of CSR funds 5. Establishing a National Social Entrepreneurship Institute (NSIN) 6. Launching a Social-Startup platform

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