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.
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.
In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, Convergence’s Adhiti Gupta makes the case that more funding to de-risk the design and structuring of blended-finance vehicles could accelerate the development of the market.
In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, Hewlett’s Marilyn Waite details the new partnership and makes the case that approach should be replicated by governments globally.
ImpactAlpha, Jan. 14 – Green banks are operating in two dozen countries and more than a dozen U.S. states, but establishing a national green bank in the U.S. has proved a stubborn challenge. With interest rates at historic lows – and global temperatures at historic highs – the timing may finally be right. Green banks
As impact investors, we need to focus not just on the portfolio companies, but also the financial structures upon which they are based, in order to truly change capitalism.