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Farming as a Service (Bain & Company)
Claudius Gutemann, Farming as a Service (Bain & Company) 15 Mar 2018
Acumen Energy Impact Report 2017
Claudius Gutemann, Acumen Energy Impact Report 2017 28 Feb 2018

Skills Development by Green and Inclusive SMEs in India: Entrepreneurs’ Approaches

This paper examines the approaches of entrepreneurs in developing the skills necessary for themselves and their employees to achieve green innovation. Read more »


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 »


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 »


India's Nonperforming Assets: A Lurking Crisis

by Rasika Gynedi Read more »


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 »


Edition 14 - March 2013

Edition 14 - March 2013 Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »