Principal and Amartha Encourage the Achievements for Sustainable Development Through Impact Investment, 12 February 2020
Jakarta, 12 February 2020 - PT Principal Asset Management (Principal) and PT Amartha Mikro Fintek (Amartha) held a public and media discussion session on the topic "Impact Investment: Encouraging Accelerated Achievement of SDGs".
Located in Senayan, Jakarta, the session was held in order to increase public education about the impact of investment in relation to accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or sustainable development targets.
Impact investment aims to provide or create social and environmental impacts while generating financial returns for investors.
Maria R Nindita, Executive Director of CECT Trisakti University said, "Based on research, Indonesians are among those who are most likely to donate. The potential of investment products for social enterprises is huge, but impact investing is a new thing that needs to be popularized. The key here is education, and to study the challenges ranging from regulation to connecting various stakeholders to achieve the SDGs."
After more than 20 years of gaining public trust in managing customer funds in Indonesia, Principal continues to offer a variety of Mutual Fund products that not only provide benefits for investors, but also a number of added values. Through its products such as Reksa Dana Principal Philanthropy Social Impact Bond Fund, investors now have investment choices with tangible positive contributions to the community.
"This event is a part of the Principal and Amartha's commitment to invite Indonesian people to invest more responsibly, and to provide positive social and environmental effects, in addition to getting financial gain," said Diah Sofiyanti, Chief Marketing Officer, PT Principal Asset Management .
Amartha is a fintech peer to peer lending alternative investment providing social impact, focused on empowering women micro entrepreneurs in rural areas. Amartha has channeled Rp 2 trillion in funding to more than 418 thousand partners in Java, parts of Sumatra and Sulawesi.
Aria Widyanto, Chief Risk & Sustainability Officer Amartha added "For 10 years Amartha has consistently sought mainstreaming impact investment in Indonesia and provided alternative social investment services for the community. With Amartha, we may invest in good deeds, not only for profit. Because, something good is definitely more beneficial." Amartha helps the achievement of SDGs in Indonesia, especially in reducing poverty. In 2019, Amartha won an award from the United Nations (UN) as a growth stage company that is considered the most contributing to helping reduce poverty in the world.
Hopefully, this discussion session can be a start for the evolution of impactful investment, for investors in Indonesia.