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Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The world is on the brink of a revolution in how we solve society’s toughest problems. The force driving this revolution is “impact investing”, which harnesses entrepreneurship, innovation and capital to power social progress. This report, Impact Investing: The Invisible Heart of Markets – Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital for public good, examines what is needed to catalyse the growth of a global market for impact investment. It makes recommendations that can be implemented across Taskforce countries and beyond to deliver better social outcomes and improve millions of lives across the world. 

The crash of 2008 highlighted the need for a renewed effort to ensure that finance helps build a healthy society rather than endanger it. This requires a paradigm shift in capital market thinking, from two-dimensions to three. By bringing a third dimension, impact, to the traditional capital market priorities of risk and return, impact investing has the potential to transform our ability to build a better society for all.

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Tags:  access to finance  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  Global  Impact Evaluation  impact investing  Policy  Sector publication 

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ANDE 2012 Impact Report

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

ANDE’s 2012 report on small and growing businesses (SGB) focuses on three “action areas” for the SGB sector:  hurdles for female entrepreneurs; the finance gap for start-ups; and the difficulties faced by small holder agricultural businesses when attempting to enter the global market. In addition, the report includes a comprehensive review of ANDE’s work in 2012. 

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Tags:  access to finance  Agriculture  ANDE publication  Entrepreneurship  Global  SGB  Women 

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Innovations - Bridging the "Pioneer Gap"

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Village Capital believes there is a pressing need for a more holistic, evidence-based approach to leveraging the potential of incubators and accelerators and to understanding what makes them successful. 

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Tags:  accelerators  access to finance  ANDE publication  Entrepreneurship  Global  Impact Evaluation  impact investing  Investors 

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Innovations - Incubators Are Popping Up Like Wildflowers...

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) believes there is a pressing need for a more holistic, evidence-based approach to leveraging the potential of incubators and accelerators and to understanding what makes them successful. This lead essay by ANDE Executive Director, Randall Kempner, published in MIT Press' "Innovations,"details what we know about incubators and accelerators in the developing world so far, and what more we need to learn. 

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Tags:  accelerators  ANDE publication  Global  Randall Kempner  SGB 

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Early-Stage Company Growth Dynamics

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Entrepreneurs are key drivers of economic and social progress. Rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises are often viewed as important sources of innovation, productivity growth and employment (small and medium-sized enterprises account for a high percentage of all jobs in emerging economies). Many governments are therefore trying to actively promote entrepreneurship through various forms of support.The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Stanford University, Ernst & Young and Endeavor, surveyed over 1,000 entrepreneurs from around the globe with the goal of better understanding how successful entrepreneurial companies speed access to new markets and become scalable, high-growth businesses. Executive case studies for 43 early-stage companies from 23 different countries were developed to enrich the feedback from the survey.

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Tags:  accelerators  Economic Growth  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  Global  private sector development  Sector publication  SGB  SME 

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GIZ Publications on Inclusive Business

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Market Led Approach to Rural Sanitation (Monitor Inclusive Markets)

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lack of sanitation is an acute issue in India, where close to 600Mn people defecate in the open, and 67% of rural households do not have toilets. Efforts are being made to address this issue – the Government of India subsidizes rural toilet construction through the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan campaign (previously known as the Total Sanitation Campaign, or TSC) and over the years has approved funding of over INR 200 Bn (USD 4Bn). However, less than 60% of these funds have actually been used. Also, data from the Census indicates that a significant proportion of the TSC toilets that are reported to have been constructed may be non-existent or not in use.

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Tags:  access to finance  Entrepreneurship  Poverty  Sector publication  SME  Water 

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Working with Smallholders

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This handbook responds to the challenges agribusinesses face by laying out the business case for working with smallholder farmers. It also provides a framework for decision making and recommends tools and resources for firms engaging with smallholder farmers.This handbook is designed for operational managers who are responsible for integrating smallholder farmers into value chains as suppliers , clients, or customers. Although the handbook is designed for the private sector, it may also be useful to governmental or nongovernmental agricultural development programs working with smallholders.

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Tags:  access to finance  Agriculture  Development  Economic Growth  Entrepreneurship  Global  impact investing  Sector publication 

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The Indian Impact Investing Story

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

At Intellecap, we have always been fascinated by the power of entrepreneurship in driving social change. The passion and drive shown by numerous entrepreneurs working with the Base of the Pyramid is one of the most  powerful forces to address the many challenges of access, affordability and livelihoods facing low-income  communities in India. Our own tryst with narrating this entrepreneurial journey began with our first research series ‘Inverting the Pyramid’ from 2007, analyzing the rapid evolution of the microfinance sector in India. We were fortunate to have always been close to all the practitioners in the sector and the series was our effort to provide a robust commentary on the many highs and lows of this sector. 

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Tags:  access to finance  Development  Economic Growth  Environment  impact investing  India  Market Sizing  Sector publication  Social Entrepreneurship 

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ANDE Legal Working Group: Entrepreneur Introduction to Term Sheets

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

This guide provides an introduction to what term sheets are and provides entreprnuers with an overview of the key points to look for in negociating their own term sheets. 

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