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The Boundless Library is where you can find research reports and articles from thought leaders and organizations in the impact investing field. These resources are either sector-specific or focused on general impact investing issues. All reports are tagged by sector as well as content keywords. We welcome suggestions for impact investing and sector reports and would like to hear from you. Please contact us at info@boundlessimpact.net to submit recommendations.

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

By | Economic Development, Library, SME Finance | No Comments

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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Deconstructing Impact Investing

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Originally published in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2013 There has been an increasing realization that, along with philanthropy and government aid, private enterprise can contribute to solving social and environmental problems. At the same time, a growing number of investors are expressing a desire to “do good while doing…

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Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries Through Private Investment

By | Health, Library | No Comments

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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Investing In Conservation: A landscape assessment of an emerging market

By | Conservation Finance, Environment, Library | No Comments

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 | Education, Library, Low-Cost Private Schools | No Comments

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

By | African Sustainable Agriculture, Agriculture, Library | No Comments

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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