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Digitizing Rural Value Chains in India (Intellecap)
Claudius Gutemann, Digitizing Rural Value Chains in India (Intellecap) 12 Sep 2018
Graymatters Capital - coLABS learning report #1
Claudius Gutemann, Graymatters Capital - coLABS learning report #1 25 Jul 2018

Real Assets and Impact Investing: A Primer for Families

The ImPact Asset Class Primers series explores the many ways families make impact investments today, and the potential to create diverse and balanced portfolios of impact investments.

This month's report focuses on to real assets. Families investing in sustainable real estate, farmland, timberland, and fisheries can create measurable progress in addressing the local and global challenges of climate change, food security, affordable housing, and community revitalization. This primer explores real asset investment strategies families use today, as well as trends that may affect the market in the future.

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Private Capital for Sustainable Development Concepts, Issues and Options for Engagement in Impact Investing and Innovative Finance

Private Capital for Sustainable Development: Concepts, Issues and Options for Engagement in Impact Investing and Innovative Finance is the result of supported by the Danish Government (Danida) in cooperation with ET Jackson & Associates on strategies and tools available to donors (and other social funders) to mobilize private capital for sustainable development.


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What's Working in Acceleration

Despite the emergence of hundreds of accelerator programs around the world, we know little about their effectiveness or how differences across programs influence venture performance. To address this gap, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta at Emory University and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) launched the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) in collaboration with a consortium of public and private funders. GALI builds on the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University, which works with accelerator programs around the world to collect and analyze data describing the entrepreneurs that they attract and support.


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Gray Ghost Ventures 2015 Annual Report

This year Gray Ghost Ventures celebrate the 10th year of investing in early-stage social impact enterprises. In early 2006, their work began as a pilot with the intention of bringing a 'venture capital' approach to impact investing. 


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YSB 2015 Impact Report


The 2015 Impact Report is all about the hard-working individuals who drive large-scale social change in the countries we work in. Thanks to the tremendous effort of YSB entrepreneurs, over 800.000 people now have access to vital services like safe drinking water, access to health care, education or clean energy. 

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Energy and Power

Could off-grid electricity systems accelerate energy access?

Small off-grid electricity systems are growing rapidly in South Asia. A new study, The Effects of Small Scale Electricity Systems on Rural Communities in South Asia, provides the first assessment of how these systems are impacting communities in the region.

Previous research has shown multiple benefits of electricity access for education, livelihoods, and health. However, small-scale systems—which are often set up in an ad-hoc way in remote areas outside the purview of regulators—have not previously been systematically studied. Off-grid systems can include a wide variety of energy sources, from a simple diesel generator, a solar-powered home system sold by entrepreneurs, or a biomass-based micro grid.


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Tackling the Sustainability Challenge

In an effort to better understand sustainability models and best practices among impact incubators and accelerators, UnLtd India has interviewed and analyzed 15 innovative entrepreneur support organizations around the world. While the sample group was constructed to draw on characteristics that were particularly relevant to UnLtd India , the findings and case studies carry broad relevance that should inform other incubators and accelerators exploring revenue model sustainability and market revenue generation. Each section of the report includes a collation of best practices for each topic drawn from these 15 accelerators. These best practices are intended to provide clear and actionable insights that are applicable to a wide range of acclerators.

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A Launchpad for Social Entrepreneurs

A Report on the First Seven Years - April 2008 to March 2015


To date UnLtd India have supported more than 200 early stage entrepreneurs across India and their Affiliate Network continues to bring their model to new communities throughout the country.


The report features some of our most promising grantees, whose work and impact UnLtd India is proud to have been a part of. It also details their goals looking forward, and celebrates the achievements of UnLtd India and our Network.

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Health Services and Supplies

Health Horizon 2021

Health Horizon 2021 - Health Horizons 2021 is the first of a series of sector-focused "Future Social Enterprise Opportunities" reports written in partnership with Okapi Research. The series is meant to provoke would-be social entrepreneurs, impact investors, incubators, and others involved in the system of private finance for enterprise-driven responses to social challenges to look forward as well as around themselves. Read more »
Agriculture Products

Growing Prosperity: Developing Repeatable Models to Scale the Adoption of Agricultural Innovations

More than 2.5 billion of the world’s poor rely on agriculture for their livelihood. Helping these smallholder farmers gain access to better products and inputs, such as micro-drip irrigation systems, drought-resistant hybrid seeds and asset-backed micro-loans, has the potential to improve their lives permanently. Because when farmers grow more food and earn more income, they are better able to provide for their families, send their children to school and invest in improving their farms. Little will happen, however, unless pioneer firms—the entrepreneurial companies responsible for developing and delivering those innovations—are able to find new, effective ways to profitably serve these hard-to-reach customers at scale. Read more »