Today, more than 80 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide – facing significant challenges to thrive in their new locations, despite data showing their enormous untapped potential. The Refugee Investment Network (RIN) is the first impact investing and blended finance collaborative dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global forced migration. RIN has developed a ‘Refugee Lens’ investing framework to qualify and track investments which it leverages to move private capital from commitment to active investment in projects and companies that benefit refugees and host communities.
GDI helped to create RIN, alongside systems entrepreneurs John Kluge (Alight Fund & Toilet Hackers) and Tim Docking (IBM & Millennium Challenge Corporation). The GDI team has helped develop the initial strategy and the communication materials and website; supported partnership and funder relationships; and, served in interim leadership roles, such as the interim COO.