SME funding: Lack of life cycle support, fit-for-purpose packages

There’s a mismatch of capital requirements between investor and investee but there are notable success stories to draw from, says Dr Susan de Witt.

As “impact investing” becomes a major theme for wealth managers and high-net-worth individuals, Moneyweb and Nedbank Private Wealth recently held a breakfast meeting with industry experts to debate opportunities.

In this video, Dr Susan de Witt, finance programme coordinator for Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, unpacks challenges to SME funding. De Witt takes us through two interesting examples of successful impact investing and ends with a plea to the industry to take pockets of excellence to scale.

“What we’d like to see is champions from mainstream capital; the private sector, pension funds, people who are willing to forego quarterly returns to help to stabilise and grow the country.”

Watch more from the breakfast:

Private sector has role to play in stimulating social enterprises

Stock exchange for social enterprises could grow the industry

Education, regulation will drive impact investing

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