Catalytic First Loss Capital

In the nascent but growing impact investment market, some investment opportunities that have strong potential for social or environmental impact are perceived as having high financial risk. Catalytic credit enhancement tools, such as first-loss cap

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Sankalp Africa Summit 2014: An Analysis

In 2013, Sankalp Forum expanded in to Africa with the ambition of accelerating enterprise growth and building a South-South corridor to promote greater learning and partnerships between developing countries. Sankalp in Africa launched with an emergin

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Charting the Course: How Mainstream Investors can Design Visionary and Pragmatic Impact Investing Strategies

In recent years, much has been written about impact investing – an investing approach that intentionally seeks to create both financial return as well as positive social and/or environmental impact that is actively measured. Topics have included th

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Spotlight on the Market: The Impact Investor Survey

Spotlight on the Market: The Impact Investor Survey presents the findings of the fourth annual impact investor survey conducted by The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and J.P. Morgan. Building upon the surveys from previous years, it takes a

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Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale

There has been increasing interest around the world in the role that inclusive businesses, which engage and benefit the global poor, can play in the fight against the problems of poverty. However,disappointingly few of these have achieved the scale r

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What Investees Think

Keystone’s first report on the field of impact investing ‘What Investees Think’ presents robust feedback from social enterprises about the performance of their investors. The conclusions are based on a survey of 330 social enterprises anonymous

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