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When financial expert Edda Schr ? 'der reflects on what she thinks about impact investing (German: social impact investing), she speaks of Fatima from Uganda.

Schr ? 'der founded the fund boutique Invest in Visions and launched the first fund in Germany.

The aim of the fund is to give investors access to impact investing.

"The investment is therefore not only about a financial return, but also about having a positive, measurable impact on the Environment or to achieve society," Schr ? 'der tells Business Insider.

Schr ? 'der says that when her father, Mr.Abbas, got a $500 microcredit to buy land in Uganda, he used it to grow bananas and coffee. Read the Entire Article


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