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Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017
Deborah Keller, Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017 04 Jul 2017
insights from impact advisors & consultants 2017
Deborah Keller, insights from impact advisors & consultants 2017 04 Jul 2017
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 »
Construction, Materials, and Fixtures

LEED in Motion: India

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a global, regional and local green building rating system that provides third-party verification of the features, design, construction, maintenance, operation and effectiveness of green buildings. Developed and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is a simple and effective program for navigating complex, often competing building and environmental issues affecting humans worldwide. It is a tool that can be used to improve the environment, create better performing buildings and enhance public health. With specific achievement paths built in, LEED is designed for use in a variety of climates and localities, often synching with local laws and requirements. Read more »
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Regional Ecosystems Research

This research provides insights into the current state of regional social enterprise ecosystems – the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to invest in support ecosystem – and also highlights the gaps, and priorities for filling those gaps, as felt locally. Read more »
Health Services and Supplies

Low Cost Healthcare Delivery - Sustainability v/s Impact

Low cost healthcare delivery (LCHD) has progressed considerably in India. National Rural Health Mission’s (NRHM) reforms have led to improvements in key health indicators such as institutional deliveries, out-patient cases, complete immunization, availability of diagnostic and family welfare services and disease control programmes. However, the country’s healthcare market continues to face challenges of affordability, availability and quality. Also pertinent questions still persist: Read more »
Other

Invest. Catalyze. Mainstream: The Indian Impact Investing Story

Intellecap presents a first of its kind report that takes a consolidated view of impact investments in India in the last 14 years. Read more »
Other

India Impact Equity Investment Report 2013

In 2013, impact equity investing continued to be an important component of the India private equity landscape comprising 23% of the overall private equity transactions in India. These investments were spread over 80 deals and totaled a quantum of US$ 390 mn. Read more »
Other

India’s path from poverty to empowerment

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute finds that while India has reduced its official poverty rate, more than half a billion people lack the means to meet their basic needs. Policy makers need a better way to measure the gaps and allocate resources. Read more »
Other

A market led, evidence based, approach to rural sanitation

Globally, lack of access to hygienic sanitation facilities causes 2.7Mn deaths annually, and 0.8Mn children die of diarrheal disease every year. The UN has made access to sanitation a Millennium Development Goal, and foundations and multilateral organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), World Bank, etc. have dedicated fund outlays and / or service verticals addressing the issue. Read more »
Other

A De-risking Toolkit for Impact Investment

The debate about a supply-demand mismatch in impact investing has often centred on its characterisation as a relatively high risk strategy and therefore on whether sufficiently high risk-adjusted financial returns are achievable. This report shifts the lens: while demonstrating a track record of sufficient financial return is one way to bring supply-and-demand into line (and is a key step forward for the impact investment industry), another approach is to adjust the risk side of the equation – to ‘de-risk’ impact investment. Read more »
Other

Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains - A Primer on Industry Transformation

The global textile and garment industry is at a crossroads. It is a three trillion dollar industry that encompasses the manufacturing and selling of textiles and garments, and has long been considered a source of economic progress around the world, historically serving as a catalyst for national development and industrialization. The flipside of this growth and the accelerating production of fashion has been a broadening and deepening track record of poor working conditions and heavy pollution. The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in April 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh jolted to life widespread and increasingly prolonged scrutiny of the industry. This incident has brought longstanding questions to the forefront over how to bridge the gap between economic viability and social and environmental performance. Read more »