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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.

Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing

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Given the pressure to find liquidity, GPs may face tradeoffs between maximizing financial returns and ensuring the preservation of portfolio companies’ missions, and therefore, many wonder if GPs will sacrifice mission in exchange for financial returns. Impact investing provides investors opportunities to generate social and environmental value through their investable…

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Across the Returns Continuum

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For many years, the field of impact investing played host to great debates that involved seemingly irreconcilable positions: Was it possible to achieve both market-rate financial returns and meaningful social impact? Could philanthropic funding coexist effectively with commercial investment? Now, as the field reaches a new stage of maturity, leading…

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

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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

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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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