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How a mandate for impact in emerging markets helped the IFC outperform the S&P 500

Investors often meet skepticism when they say that they can make money while doing good. A new analysis of every equity investment International Finance Corporation has ever made validates this notion, especially when capital is scarce. IFC, the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, is one of the longest-standing equity investors in emerging markets

Weathering the Storm: COVID-19 lessons from social entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia

No matter where you are in the world, if you work somewhere in the entrepreneurial ecosystem – entrepreneur, investor, support organization – your life has unavoidably changed in recent months. You likely spend a lot more time on a webcam and a lot less time “grabbing coffee” or hopping on a plane to meet partners.

Beyond gender-lens: CARE’s new impact fund opts for ‘gender justice’

As impact investors who have launched a new “gender-justice” impact investment fund, CARE wants to make it clear: we seek deep systems change.  CARE— alongside its partners, Bamboo Capital Partners and International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Initiative — have designed the CARE-SheTrades Impact Fund with hopes of moving beyond counting women to tackling root causes of

Building a better post-COVID food system with investments in small businesses in developing economies

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition has partnered with Incofin Investment Management to create the Nutritious Food Financing Facility to help overcome gaps in financing for small and medium-sized enterprises operating along nutritious food value chains.

COVID-recovery financing facilities aim to bridge capital gaps for small and growing businesses

A spate of efforts have arisen to prevent the emerging markets' small businesses sector from collapsing, which would decimate the enterprises, the funds that have backed them, and the impact they're having.