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UNCHARTED WATERS: BLENDING VALUE AND VALUES FOR SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH THE SDGS

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Unchartered Waters:
B
lending Value and Values for Social Impact through the SGDs

by Business Call to Action; Deloitte; Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development; United Nations Development Programme

This toolkit was designed as a practical reference for business leaders as they seek to best position their companies for future success in the context of the SDGs. With considerations tailored to each company’s level of experience with inclusive business, the content is broadly applicable across the private sector. It also offers implications for actors seeking to design a more inclusive global ecosystem. Governments and social sector organizations can use this content to help support business leaders in developing inclusive businesses.

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GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS’ INVESTMENT FUNDS CASE STUDY

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS’ INVESTMENT FUNDS CASE STUDY:

by Convergence

GP demonstrates that philanthropic capital can be deployed strategically to attract additional investment and demonstrate proof of concept. GP also demonstrates the value of leveraging philanthropic capital to fund impact research and partner identification, costs that are traditionally borne by the fund. GP shows the value of carefully building a track record over time in order to drive more impact and raise more capital. This case study also highlights some ongoing challenges for impact-first funds, including dependence on socially-driven investors rather than financially-driven investors, and avoiding market distortion.

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The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

 The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia:

by Palladium

This snapshot presents an overview of the impact investment landscape in selected countries in South and Southeast Asia, specifically Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. It is intended to provide an introduction and overview of the different types of impact investment funds active in the region.

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Imagine Africa 2030: Technologies that will shape Africa’s tomorrow

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Imagine Africa 2030:
Technologies that will shape Africa’s tomorrow

by Intellecap

The report highlights our vision of how emerging technologies can trigger a set of big shifts to help Africa leapfrog and combat its development challenges. Our research indicates that although early evidence of these shifts is already visible signaling the beginning of Africa’s innovation journey, significant whitespaces currently exist. The report identifies these key innovation whitespaces based on scanning of 100 technology use cases in Africa. It concludes by identifying a set of opportunities these whitespaces present for key stakeholders to help nurture a vibrant and high impact technology innovation ecosystem and in the process, become a part of Africa’s journey towards economic transformation.

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Voices that count: The Inclusive Business Scan

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Voices that count:
The Inclusive Business Scan

by VECO

The Inclusive Business Scan is a SenseMaker®-based approach to gain insights into inclusive business principles within a smallholder supply chain. By collecting the experiences of many smallholder farmers on the inclusivity of a supply chain, self-interpreted at the point of origin, the Inclusive Business Scan offers a practical tool for organising real-time feedback from smallholder farmers in formal markets.

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Energy at the Base of the Pyramid Report

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Energy at the Base of the Pyramid Report:

by Impact Amplifier

This research paper reviews the decentralised renewable energy business models being used in poor communities, if and how they have been tried in South Africa, and the potential these models have for expansion. As firm believers in the power of the private sector to create lasting, innovative solutions to the challenges confronting the poor, this paper is intended to support entrepreneurs, researchers, public benefit organisations, government and other institutions interested in creating economically sustainable energy solutions at the base of the pyramid.

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Accelerating Impact for Entrepreneurs

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Accelerating Impact for Entrepreneurs:
Lessons Learnt from TechnoServe's Work with SGB's in Central America

by Emory University; TechnoServe

This report learned from TechnoServe´s work with SGBs in Central America compares more than 400 companies that participated in ten different business acceleration cohorts from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. This diverse sample of entrepreneurs shows that carefully designed accelerator programs can, on average, facilitate revenue growth. However, it also shows important differences in revenue-growth performance across the companies in this TechnoServe sample.

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Scaling Pathways: Case Study

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Scaling Pathways:
Case Study

by USAID; Skoll Foundation; Mercy Corps; Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke

The Scaling Pathways series explores the strategies that leading social enterprises have taken to scale their social impact and answers questions like - What were their scaling tactics? What were their biggest surprises and pivots? What have we learned from their successes – and failures – along the way? Here are three case studies that tell the stories of  three IIA-funded organizations: their scaling strategies, pivots, successes and failures on the road to scale. 

Download the report on Imazon here.

Download the report on Evidence Action here.

Download the report on Vision Spring here.

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Pivoting to Impact: Navigating the Road to Scale

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Pivoting to Impact:
Navigating the Road to Scale

by USAID; Skoll Foundation; Mercy Corps; Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke

To add to the ongoing conversation on how to create systems-level change and sustainable impact at scale, we are pleased to present the Scaling Pathways series. This piece, Pivoting to Impact, distills critical lessons that cut across geographies and sectors and provides vital information for enterprises and funders trying to unlock impact at scale. Pivoting to Impact builds on in-depth Case Studies that share the scaling journeys of three organizations that have completed their IIA-funded work.

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Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017:

by The Global Impact Investing Network

This state of the market report presents investors’ perspectives on key issues important to the impact investing industry, as well as analysis of their investment activity, asset allocations by geography, sector, and investment instrument, impact measurement practice, and performance. For the first time, the GIIN also examined investor perspectives on current market topics, such as market segmentation, the role of below-market-rate capital in impact investing, the entry of large-scale financial firms into the market, and impact investing in public equities. New topics also include investors’ commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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