- 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.
- “New energy vehicles” are a pillar, along with advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, of China’s “Made in China 2025” plans to dominate strategic industries. EVs are also strategic to China’s efforts to reduce pollution and oil imports.
Indonesia's lack of access to finance, coupled with deep mobile penetration, is driving the popularity of alternative credit and lending products, like FinAccel’s Kredivo.
Singapore’s Impact Investment Exchange helped ATEC raise the equity financing, which was led by French energy company ENGIE's impact fund.
- It took four years for Dolma Impact Fund to raise its first fund in Nepal, and only took two years to achieve its first exit.
- Institutional investors of GPIF’s size can’t escape market downtowns as they, effectively, “own the market.” That makes them “universal owners” and, in Mizuno’s view, responsible for systemic risks to the market.
USAID will repay the U.K.-based philanthropy if the four-year project is successful in eliminating open defecation in rural villages.