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Metrics to Align Mission with Financial Performance: Tips from Practitioners

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

Social enterprises and impact investors, along with non-profits and foundations, have invested significant effort in designing metrics to monitor and evaluate impact. Yet these impact metrics do not create as much value as they could. Too often, impact metrics, and the people who manage them, are siloed in their own departments, databases, and discourses, one step removed from strategic and financial decision-making in their organizations.

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Tags:  ANDE publication  impact investing  metrics and research 

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Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small & Growing Businesses

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, October 17, 2013

Value for Women released a new research report, "Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small and Growing Businesses," detailing the problems of under-investment in women-led small and growing businesses. The report is the culmination of research conducted in collaboration with ANDE, BiD Network, ING Bank Sustainability, and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and was launched at the 2013 ANDE Annual Conference in Glen Cove NY.  To read the full report please click here.

Value for Women

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Tags:  ANDE publication  investment  Sector publication  SGB  women 

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Case Study: WEConnect International, Fidenza Disegno, S.A., and Walmart

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that provide critical financing and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) in the developing world. ANDE members believe that support for SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, produce environmental and social benefits, and ultimately help lift developing countries out of poverty. We also believe that in order to thrive, SGBs need an entire ecosystem that promotes their growth. This series of stories from the SGB sector highlights the power of collaboration among ecosystem actors. To read the full article, please click here

September 2013

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Tags:  ANDE publication  economic growth  ecosystem  jobs  SGB 

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Collecting Impact Data Using Mobile Technology

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Monday, July 1, 2013
Collecting Impact Data Using Mobile Technology is a paper published the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in partnership with Acumen, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Echo Mobile, and Grassroots Business Fund.This paper highlights a pilot project to explore the feasibility of using mobile technology to collect data that indicates the poverty level of clients.

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
June 2013 

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Tags:  ANDE publication  data collection  ICT  impact investing  mobile 

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Bridging the “Pioneer Gap”: The Role of Accelerators in Launching High-Impact Enterprises

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Monday, June 3, 2013

Acc report 06 2013Bridging the "Pioneer Gap”: The Role of Accelerators in Launching High-Impact Enterprises

June 2013

This report is a quantitative analysis of 52 social impact-focused incubators and accelerators, operating around the world.

Tags:  accelerators  access to finance  ANDE publication  impact investing 

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Randall Kempner in the HBR blog - Learning from Microfinance's Woes

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Monday, March 5, 2012


Randall Kempner writes about lessons from microfinance in the Harvard Business Review blog.

Tags:  ANDE publication  Microfinance  Randall Kempner 

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ANDE MBA Internship Best Practices

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Thursday, December 29, 2011
MBA Intern Hub: Best Practices for Developing a Successful MBA Intern Program

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Internship  MBA  talent 

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