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Sanitation Technology Funder Landscape Report

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 9, 2018
Sanitation Technology Funder Landscape Report
by the Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP)

STeP released the Sanitation Technology Funder Landscape report in October 2018. Resources to validate new sanitation technologies and prepare for market entry – prerequisites for achieving sustainable, scaled solutions – tend to be quite scarce compared to those available to scale proven solutions. As such, a problematic ‘Pioneer Gap’ exists. This funder landscape seeks to both clarify the ‘Pioneer Gap’ and point readers to potential funding and other resources poised to help fill this problematic gap. Two promising forms of funding are explored in detail: catalytic philanthropy and blended finance leveraging impact investment.

Tags:  2018  sanitation  sector publication  sustainability  technology 

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A Research Agenda for the Small and Growing Business Sector: Summarizing the Current Evidence and Research Needs

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 9, 2018
A Research Agenda for the Small and Growing Business Sector: Summarizing the Current Evidence and Research Needs
by ANDE and the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics

ANDE and the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics released the report A Research Agenda for the SGB Sector in November 2018. Hundreds, if not thousands, of programs exist to help drive business growth in emerging markets. But what does the evidence actually tell us about whether these programs help businesses grow? And what can practitioners learn from this evidence to design more effective interventions? This knowledge synthesis summarizes the current evidence, identifies gaps in the academic research, and proposes a practitioner-oriented research agenda for the sector.

Want to learn more? You can read the full knowledge synthesis here, in addition to the practitioner summary.

Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  Economic Growth  SGBs 

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Impact Investing Sector Spotlights

Posted By Administration, Monday, November 5, 2018
Updated: Friday, October 26, 2018

Spotlights setoriais em investimento de impacto

 

Após o lançamento da terceira edição do estudo de investimento de impacto, com o objetivo de se aprofundar e entender melhor tendências, desafios e oportunidades de crescimento, a Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) está desenvolvendo uma série de spotlights sobre investimento de impacto em quatro setores específicos: conservação da biodiversidade, educação, serviços financeiros e saúde

 

Spotlight: Conservação da Biodiversidade

O Spotlight sobre Conservação da Biodiversidade é o primeiro da série de relatórios setoriais lançados pela ANDE.

O relatório, produzido pela ANDE em parceria com a Fundação Grupo Boticário, apresenta um panorama ambiental, social e econômico do setor e fornece dados sobre o impacto do investimento na conservação da biodiversidade a partir do relatório "Panorama do Setor de Investimento do Impacto na América Latina". A fim de ilustrar o potencial de negócios e investimentos no setor de conservação da biodiversidade, apresenta um estudo de caso, e finaliza com uma série de oportunidades e recomendações para melhor fomentar o investimento neste setor.

O relatório mostra que foram feitos 8 investimentos de impacto na conservação da biodiversidade na América Latina em 2016-2017, no valor de US $ 5 milhões, com 6 deles ocorrendo no Brasil. Mais da metade dos respondentes da pesquisa afirmaram que alinham seus investimentos com ODS que estão direta ou indiretamente ligadas à conservação da biodiversidade. Além disso, o setor ficou em quarto lugar no número total de negócios em 2016-2017, atrás de Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (TIC), educação e saúde, e também teve uma saída reportada no período.

Confira o relatório completo aqui.

 

Sector spotlights in impact investment

 

After the launch of the third edition of the Impact Investment Study, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is developing a series of spotlights on impact investment in four specific sectors, to analyze and better understand trends, challenges and opportunities for growth, The sectors are biodiversity conservation, education, financial services and health.

 

Biodiversity Conservation Spotlight

The Biodiversity Conservation Spotlight is the first in the series of sector reports launched by ANDE.

The report, produced by ANDE in partnership with Boticário Group Foundation, presents an environmental, social and economic panorama of the sector, then provides data on investment impact in biodiversity conservation from the report "Overview of the Investment Sector of Impact in Latin America". In order to illustrate the potential for business and investments in the biodiversity conservation sector, it presents a case study, before ending with a series of opportunities and recommendations to better foster investment in this sector.

The report shows that 8 impact investments were made in biodiversity conservation in Latin America in 2016-2017, to the amount of US $ 5 million, with 6 of these taking place in Brazil. More than half of the survey respondents stated that they align their investments with SGDs that are directly or indirectly linked to biodiversity conservation. In addition, the sector ranked fourth in total number of deals in 2016-2017, behind Information and Communication Technology (ICT), education and health, and also had one exit reported in the period.

Check out the full report here.


 

Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  Brazil  impact investing 

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Global Warming of 1.5°C: Summary for Policymakers

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 2, 2018
Global Warming of 1.5°C: Summary for Policymakers
by WMO and UNEP

Global Warming of 1.5 °C is an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. This summary for policymakers is based on the assessment of scientists and socio-economists, and is an effort to strengthen the global response to the threat "of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty." You can find the full summary for policymakers here.

Tags:  2018  climate  energy  environment 

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Too Tough to Scale? Challenges to Scaling Innovation in the Humanitarian Sector

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 2, 2018
Too Tough to Scale? Challenges to Scaling Innovation in the Humanitarian Sector
by Elrha

Elrha released the report Too tough to scale? in October 2018. Despite increased investment in the area, scaling humanitarian innovation is still a big and ongoing challenge. The report explores why more innovations aren’t successfully scaling and identify key barriers.

Drawing from Elrha’s own experience in funding over 150 humanitarian organisations to develop, test and scale many highly impactful innovations, and drawing on research and experience from the social and development sectors, Too tough to scale? identifies 13 key barriers across five different challenge areas. The report goes on to provide clear calls to action for different humanitarian actors and encourages those groups to contribute to sector-wide transformative change.

Tags:  2018  scaling  sector publication  social innovation 

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Closing the Circuit: Accelerating Clean Energy Investment in India

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 2, 2018
Closing the Circuit: Accelerating Clean Energy Investment in India
by Miller Center, William Davidson Institute

Miller Center and the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan partnered to produce this report in September 2018. The Energy Access India Program (EAI) recognizes that development of solar energy, including decentralized solar off-grid and mini grids can immediately extend clean energy access to those who need it most. This report is based on the experiences of enterprises and investors working to scale up clean energy access through mentorship, which boosts enterprises’ investor readiness by facilitating more funding. It analyzes the business models and strategies that EAI portfolio companies implemented and provides actionable recommendations for enterprises and investors to influence the development of the overall clean energy industry. Read the full report.

Tags:  2018  energy  sector publication  sustainable energy 

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Empowering through Collective Action

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 2, 2018
Empowering through Collective Action
by Pierre Marie Bosc, IFAD Research Series

This paper is focused on how collective action can contribute to inclusion objectives, with particular respect to the agriculture sector. It was released in October 2018 as part of IFAD's Research Series, which brings together cutting-edge thinking on smallholder agriculture and rural development. Drawing on empirical and theoretical references, the paper posits that collection action could influence the domains of "public goods provision, expanding opportunities and challenging current norms and behaviours."

Tags:  2018  agriculture  inclusive business  sector publication 

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Fostering Productive Entrepreneurship Communities: Key Lessons on Generating Jobs, Economic Growth & Innovation

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Fostering Productive Entrepreneurship Communities: Key Lessons on Generating Jobs, Economic Growth & Innovation
by Endeavor Insight

Endeavor Insight recently completed one of the largest studies ever conducted on entrepreneurship communities. This research was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in order to answer the following question: How can decision makers empower local entrepreneurship communities to become more productive?

This project is one of the first studies to use network analyses to assess the collective impact of founders, investors, support organizations, and other entrepreneurship actors.  You can learn more and download the full report here.

Tags:  2018  development  entrepreneurship  sector publication 

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Panorama do setor de Investimento de Impacto no Brasil

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Panorama do Setor de Investimento de Impacto no Brasil
Resultados de Mercado 2016 & 2017

ANDE & Lavca
Outubro 2018

 

O Panorama do setor de Investimento de Impacto no Brasil é um desdobramento do estudo lançado pelas duas organizações sobre investimento de impacto na América Latina, lançado pela Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) e da Associação para o Capital Privado na América Latina (LAVCA), em outubro de 2018. 

Este relatório nacional é baseado em uma subamostra dos 67 entrevistados da pesquisa da América Latina, dos quais 29 estão ativos no Brasil e 22 investiram no país durante o período 2016-2017. A maioria deles se identifica como investidores de impacto ou gestores de fundos de private equity ou venture capital. O relatório fornece dados sobre o perfil dos investidores ativos, atividade de investimento de 2016-2017 e expectativas de investimento no Brasil em 2018-2019.

Os resultados do estudo brasileiro ressaltam que o investimento de impacto é uma indústria em crescimento no país e tem se mantido resiliente apesar do cenário político e econômico. O Brasil foi um dos países que apresentou os maiores números em termos de atividade de investimento de impacto na região. O relatório apresenta dados de investimento de impacto com base em características como setor, tamanho e estágio de negócios, e também compara a atividade de investimento com a de 2014-2015, antes de concluir com recomendações para o desenvolvimento da indústria no futuro.

 

 

Impact Investing Landscape in Brazil
Trends 2016 & 2017

ANDE & Lavca
October 2018

The Impact Investment Landscape in Brazil is a follow-up to the study launched by the two organizations on impact investing in Latin America, launched by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) in October 2018.

This national report is based on a sub-sample of the 67 survey respondents from the Latin America study, of which 29 are active in Brazil and 22 invested in the country during the period 2016-2017. Most of them identify themselves as impact investors or managers of private equity or venture capital funds. The report provides data on the profile of the active investors, investment activity for 2016-2017 and expectations for investment in Brazil in 2018-2019.

The results of the Brazilian study emphasize that impact investment is a growing industry in the country and has remained resilient despite the political and economic scenario. Brazil was one of the countries that presented the highest numbers in terms of impact investment activity in the region. The report presents impact investing data based on characteristics such as sector, size and business stage, and also compares investment activity with that from 2014-2015, before concluding with recommendations for developing the industry moving forward.

 


Tags:  2018  ANDE publication  Brazil  impact investing 

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ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 22, 2018
Updated: Monday, October 22, 2018
ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide
by British Council, Tilleke & Gibbins, United Nations ESCAP and Thomson Reuters Foundation

British Council, Tilleke & Gibbins, United Nations ESCAP and Thomson Reuters Foundation teamed up to release the ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide in February 2018.  The Thomson Reuters Foundation has always championed the emerging impact economy. A key priority for TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service, is to support innovative organizations who are addressing environmental, humanitarian and social problems across the globe. Thomson Reuters Foundation is continuously inspired at the passion, innovation and resilience of these businesses. Thomson Reuters Foundation's work in Southeast Asia continues to prove that social entrepreneurs are at the forefront of driving change and creating social impact.

The legal structure a social entrepreneur chooses for their venture can have a significant bearing on their ability to achieve social change. This guide identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each structure and sets out the relevant registration procedures, regulatory and governance considerations, tax treatment as well as finance and fundraising options – an understanding of all of this is so crucial to ensuring the sustainability, good governance and success of a social venture.  Read the full report.

Tags:  2018  asia  impact investing  social entrepreneurship  southeast asia 

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