Institutional investments that generate social and environmental impact are increasing, and they are changing the field of impact investing as they go.
A closer look at the role finance must play in solving the world’s problems.
Emerging insights indicate an opportunity for impact investors to better align commercial and social targets with market realities in Africa.
A broader view of the impact of climate change can offer mainstream and impact investors a competitive edge.
Until recently, both foundations and venture capital firms were wary of directing resources toward education technology startups. Here’s how “blended capital” is expanding the ed-tech field.
Substitute the word “impact” for “social performance,” and current debates in the investment community sound exactly like the ones the microfinance industry had 10 years ago. The investor community can learn from microfinance’s successful efforts to set standards for non-financial returns—the “other bottom line.”
How impact investors, commercial investors, and social enterprises can take advantage of Series B financing and create greater impact.
Let’s be ambitious about using innovative financing to help sort out global supply chains, provide catalytic capital for energy transition, and link talent in emerging markets to online marketplaces.
Solving the problem means taking an inclusive approach to foster sustainable development in the countries of origin.
Even foundations that don’t have an impact investment program can catalyze market-based social innovations by getting creative with how they structure their grants.