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ANDE Brazil Impact Investing Conference

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

ANDE Brazil chapter releases, in partnership with LGT VP, Quintessa Partners and University of St. Gallen, the most recent mapping about the Impact Investment sector in the country. A study conducted with various national and international investors that captures some data about capital and investments on the field as some trends and challenges for the sector evolvement in the country. 

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O polo da ANDE no Brasil lançou, em parceria com LGT VP, Quintessa Partners e Universidade de St. Gallen, o mais recente mapeamento sobre o setor de Investimento de Impacto no país. Um estudo realizado com vários investidores nacionais e internacionais, que capta alguns dados sobre o capital e os investimentos realizados no campo, assim como algumas tendências e desafios para a evolução do setor no país. 

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Brazil  impact investing  Latin America 

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Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This is Monitor Deloitte's report entitled Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale, based on extensive research carried out by its Monitor Inclusive Markets unit based in Mumbai, India.

There has been increasing interest around the world in the role that inclusive businesses, which engage and benefit the global poor, can play in the fight against the problems of poverty. However, disappointingly few of these have achieved the scale required to make a significant difference to the global poor. An analysis of over 400 such firms in Africa showed that a mere 13% of them had begun to scale. This new report explains why this is the case, and provides recommendations for how these problems can be overcome

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Tags:  access to finance  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Development  Economic Growth  impact investing  Sector publication  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship 

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The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa

Posted By Administration, Friday, July 31, 2015

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Open Capital Advisors just launched a new report that provides a comprehensive "state of the market" analysis for impact investing in East Africa. The study, The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa, includes detailed chapters on Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda, and others. 

The full report, executive summary, regional overview, individual chapters, and more can all be downloaded from the GIIN's website

 

Tags:  analysis  East Africa  impact investing  sector publication 

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Social Finance: Creating Value for Investors

Posted By Administration, Friday, July 17, 2015

Why hasn't social finance caught on in the past? What needs to change to extend and broaden the recent growth?

BNY Mellon dives into these questions in their most recent white paper: "Social Finance: Creating Value for Investors.

In their own words:

BNY Mellon has been helping apply capital to social change for more than 225 years. It began with a loan to a fledgling government undertaking a large social experiment: The United States of America and democracy. We continue to think about the potential for investments to enable positive change today. The size and complexity of current environmental, social, and governance issues facing the global economy have motivated us to assess the market structure in order to address these issues, highlight some of the challenges to greater and more effective deployment of capital, and propose ways to address those challenges.

Read the full paper and learn how BNY Mellon sees the path ahead for social finance. 

Tags:  finance  impact investing  investors  Sector publication 

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Measuring Value Created by Impact Incubators & Accelerators

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 2, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I-DEV International, in conjunction with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Agora Partnerships, set out to evaluate the value created by impact incubators and accelerators for social enterprises and impact investors they seek to support. This 18-month analysis included over 100 interviews and surveys with stakeholders from 8 impact-focused incubator/accelerator programs, 54 enterprises that had participated in the incubator/accelerator programs analyzed, and 18 active impact investors. Key research objectives were to:

  • Evaluate the quantifiable value created by impact-focused incubator/accelerator programs 
  • Design and pilot a framework that can be used to objectively compare and benchmark impact incubator/accelerator programs against each other

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Tags:  accelerators  Entrepreneurship  Global  impact investing  Sector publication  SGB 

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New Report: Are India's social entrepreneurs who lack basic financial management skills still seen as investment-worthy?

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Over the past four years, the team at Upaya Social Ventures has repeatedly heard from impact investors that the pipeline of investable social enterprises in India is frustratingly thin. While these investors regularly hear about interesting concepts, they lament the lack of entrepreneurs who have the business management skills needed to make a venture profitable. In fact, many leading investors have said that a social entrepreneur who does not have a sufficient command of fundamental business tools is not someone they can even really consider an entrepreneur.

Looking to turn these anecdotes into actionable information, Upaya has released the first of a series of spot surveys that dig deeper into investors’ impressions of the entrepreneurs they encounter.

Titled What They Really Think: Perceptions of India’s Early Stage Social Entrepreneurs Among Impact Investors, the series provides data and recommendations to the multitude of incubators, training programs and mentorship networks currently operating in India. The report captures investor opinions about the collective critical skills and competencies of entrepreneurs, and starts a substantive conversation on improving the ecosystem for early-stage social businesses.

In “Spot Survey #1: Financial Management Capabilities,” 18 of India’s 25 most active impact investors shared their impressions of the financial management competencies of entrepreneurs on whom they have conducted some level of due diligence. The report looks at entrepreneurs' skills with a variety of financial management tools for decision-making. It also looks at the quality of documentation investors receive from entrepreneurs, as well as the ability of those entrepreneurs to use valuation tools to communicate the financial health and long-term projections of their companies with investors.

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Tags:  entrepreneurship  impact investing  India  Investors  sector publication  Social Entrepreneurship 

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The Impact of Entrepreneurship Database Program: 2014 Year-End Data Summary

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 27, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

Since 2013, the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database program has been working with partnering accelerators and entrepreneur support programs to collect detailed data from entrepreneurs during their application processes. These entrepreneurs are then resurveyed every six months to gather valuable follow-up data.

This report summarizes application data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to participating accelerator programs during 2013 and 2014. After setting aside duplicate application surveys, surveys with too much missing information, and surveys from entrepreneurs who declined to share their application information with the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database program, the observations in this 2014 Year-End Data Summary are based on 2,376 early-stage ventures.

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Tags:  accelerators  ANDE publication  Entrepreneurship  Impact Evaluation  impact investing 

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Venture Finance in Africa: the progress of early-stage high-potential growth companies

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 2, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The VC4Africa 2015 report shows an increasing number of African businesses successfully growing their operations over time. They generate an increasing amount of revenue and add new jobs to the African market place. VC4Africa aims to be the world’s leading social network for entrepreneurs and investors in Africa. The VC4Africa community has over 17,000 members in 159 countries, including 600 investors. 2000 entrepreneurs in Africa present their companies on the platform: early stage ventures that require investments less than USD 1 million. Each venture is scalable, makes smart use of technology, or is disruptive in their application of a business model.

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Tags:  access to finance  Africa  Entrepreneurship  impact investing  metrics and research  Sector publication 

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The Bottom Line Investing For Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S.: "Insights from Abroad: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets"

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

From our perspective at ANDE, we have seen impact investing become an increasingly important tool used to support small and growing businesses in the developing world that are capable of creating jobs, stimulating long-term economic growth, and generating social impact. However, impact investing  is still very much an emerging tool. If it is to scale and become a viable solution to social issues in the United States, There are several key lessons from the international context that the industry should consider.

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Economic Growth  High-Growth Entrepreneurship  impact investing  Randall Kempner 

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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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