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Luke Seidl

Small and Growing Businesses: Investing in the Missing Middle for Poverty Alleviation

By The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Research Initiative | Economic Development, Library, SME Finance

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is an international network of over 150 organizations that support an important subset of firms in developing countries – Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs), defined as growth-oriented firms employing between 5 and 250 people, and seeking between $20,000 and $2 million in investment…

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Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries Through Private Investment

By Calvert Foundation, International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery, CASE, Investors' Circle | Health, Library

This report was produced by the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery, the Duke Center for the Advancement of Social Enterprise (CASE), the Calvert Foundation, and Investors’ Circle, with funding from USAID. The report’s authors reviewed ~80 organizations and interviewed ~30 capital providers to understand the landscape of global health…

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Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Offices

By World Economic Forum | Impact Investing, Library

This report, published in December 2014, is the latest in a series of reports the World Economic Forum has produced on impact investing. Its authors are Michael Drexler, Senior Director Head of Investors Industries, and Abigail Noble, Associate Director Head of Impact Investing Initiatives at the WEF.  Impact investing has become…

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Investing In Conservation: A landscape assessment of an emerging market

By NatureVest, EKO Asset Management Partners | Conservation Finance, Environment, Library

With this report, EKO Asset Management Partners, JPMorgan Chase, The Nature Conservancy, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are pleased to present the first study of the market for conservation-related impact investments. This report is intended to speak to a range of audiences,…

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Private Schools for the Poor: Educating Millions in the Developing World

By Tulloch, Krämer and Overbey | Education, Library, Low-Cost Private Schools

This report on Low-Cost Private Schools was authored by James Tulloch, Aline Kraemer, and Lisa Overbey for the nonprofit international development organization, Endeva. Below is an excerpt from the executive summary: Low-cost private schools can help the poor bridge the basic education gap. Indeed, they already play a significant role…

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Impact Investing Through A Donor-Advised Fund

By Levitt, Adler & Colvin | Impact Investing, Library

The Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a rapidly growing vehicle for charitable giving in the United States. What is a DAF and how can impact investors use it to invest in social challenges. This report by David Levitt, principal of Adler & Colvin law firm in San Francisco, discusses impact investing through…

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Social and Environmental Due Diligence: From the Impact Case to the Business Case

By Root Capital | African Sustainable Agriculture, Agriculture, Library

Root Capital is a non-profit agricultural lender that developed tools and methodologies for conducting due diligence on the social and environmental contexts and practices of the agricultural businesses that it lends to as a way to put its mission into practice, and to demonstrate its impact. Practices ranging from peat burning for palm…

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From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

By World Economic Forum | Impact Investing, Library

The World Economic Forum Report highlights the potential of impact investing to generate market returns while addressing key social and environmental challenges. The report provides a market assessment and recommendations for how mainstream investors can more actively engage in impact investing. The overall objective of the Mainstreaming Impact Investing initiative…

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