- Not enough money for promising ventures. Too much money flowing to a few companies. Both statements are true for impact-oriented small and growing businesses in emerging markets.
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To kick off ImpactAlpha’s “capital on the frontier” partnership with the Collaborative for Frontier Finance and the Visa Foundation, early capital providers in Senegal, Kenya and Pakistan joined Agents of Impact Call No. 12 to explore ways to bridge the small business capital gap in emerging and frontier markets.
A new entity, Hummingbird Impact, will absorb EWB Ventures' portfolio and add new impact tech investments with a gender lens.
Female fund managers, who are apt to invest in female entrepreneurs, deliver greater impact on women and their communities.
South African “micro-private equity” firm Secha backs small agri- and consumer goods businesses, like Rush, with solid growth and job creation potential.
Different approaches in different sectors, “all add up to the same thing, which is improving small business infrastructure,” the key to inclusive economic growth.
Impact investors in Latin America are setting an example for how to structure creative impact finance, which is building the region’s pipeline of social impact investments and trickling into climate impact.