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Impact measurement will be part of industry lexicon: Omidyar Network MD

ROOPA KUDVA speaks to Anjuli Bhargava about how the impact sector has coped with the pandemic and how companies in Omidyar's own portfolio have fared

Roopa Kudva, MD, Omidyar Network
Roopa Kudva, MD, Omidyar Network

The impact sector globally has come into being only since the early 2000s. In India, a total of US $ 10.8 billion has flown into the sector between 2010 and 2019, of which US $ 2.7 billion was in 2019 alone. The CAGR for impact capital has been roughly 14 per cent and it is estimated that investments in the sector have assisted 60-80 million beneficiaries annually. But what happens in a world that’s increasingly conscious of making sustainable and right choices, one that keeps a track of its carbon footprint and tries to minimise the damage it does to the world it finds ...