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Economic Development

The Value of Informal Enterprise

Informal enterprise is expanding rapidly, raising questions about what we mean when we say “the” economy and how we can better engage with it.

By Abby Margolis | 3 | Nov. 1, 2012

Impact Investing

Blazing New Paths For Social Impact

As the impact investing landscape becomes more fertile, how do we stay focused on the forest before the trees, considering ROI in the context of problems we wish to solve?

By Antony Bugg-Levine | 1 | Oct. 31, 2012

Impact Investing

Sparking Impact Investing through GIIRS

The Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) has been created to change investor behavior and unlock sidelined investment capital.

By Beth Richardson | 2 | Oct. 24, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Ideas Changing Minds or Money Changing Hands?

Development cooperation support for social innovators is an opportunity that calls for a focus on social and ecological funds and the networks that regenerate and sustain them.

By Rafael Ziegler & Jana Gebauer | 1 | Oct. 19, 2012

Impact Investing

Using the Right Tools

Impact investors must build consensus around standards and best practices.

By Beth Busenhart | Oct. 18, 2012

Impact Investing


The second in a four-part series on impact investing and the role of metrics.

By Sarah Gelfand | Oct. 10, 2012
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Impact Investing

Protecting and Monitoring Impact as an Investor: Part II

Tactics and tools for monitoring impact investments.

By Brian Axelrad | Oct. 5, 2012
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Impact Investing

Protecting and Monitoring Impact as an Investor: Part I

Tactics for negotiating the terms of an impact investment.

By Brian Axelrad | Oct. 4, 2012

Impact Investing

Impact Investing’s Three Measurement Tools

IRIS, PULSE, and GIIRS may sound like alphabet soup, but a growing and dynamic industry needs all three measurement tools.

By Margot Brandenburg | 1 | Oct. 3, 2012

Impact Investing

Achieving Takeoff

Part VI in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing.

By Matt Bannick & Paula Goldman | Oct. 2, 2012