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Impact Investing Trends

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Impact Investing Trends:
Evidence of a Growing Enterprise

by the Global Impact Investing Network

The ‘Impact Investing Trends: Evidence of a Growing Industry’ report has found that among a consistent sample of dedicated impact investors, both overall assets under management and capital raised by fund managers increased substantially at a compound annual growth rate of 18 percent between 2013 and 2015. Additionally, the study found that up to 95 percent of impact investors surveyed report financial returns at or exceeding expectations and 98 percent met or exceeded impact expectations.

Download the case study here.

Tags:  enterprise development  impact investing  sector publication  Sector Trends  social enterprise 

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World Bank Enterprise Surveys: Country Reports

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Since 2002, the World Bank has collected firm-level surveys of a representative sample of an economy's private sector. To date, this has resulted in data that covers a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, performance measures, and more. 

The Enterprise Surveys team has recently released five country highlights: Ghana, India, Namibia, Sweden, and Tanzania. The country highlights are two-page summaries of key findings from each survey, and provide a great overview of priority issues in each country's business environment. 

More reports are available for download on the Enterprise Surveys website

Tags:  enterprise development  Ghana  India  Namibia  Research  sector publication  surveys  Sweden  Tanzani 

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The Enterprise Development Report

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

This report  frames the landscape of current Enterprise Development strategies in an effort to understand how these strategies are decided and implemented. Sixty Enterprise Development practitioners from the Top 100 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, representing some of South Africa’s largest ED programs, contributed their time and insights to this study. They shared details about all aspects of their companies’ ED strategies and offered rich, thoughtful commentary on their perceptions of Enterprise Development as a tool. To read more, please click here

Impact Amplifier
& NYU Center for Global Affairs 
July 2013 

Tags:  enterprise development  Philanthropy; impact investing  Sector publication  South Africa 

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