Entrepreneurs in Africa 1 of XX

The Kauffman Foundation is bullish on entrepreneurship in Africa and will push it at the African Innovation Summit at the end of the week: Governments in the region seem to be valuing bottom-up movements for entrepreneurship in their efforts to set in motion a long-term economic growth strategy. According to the 2012 Doing Business report

The Atlantic: How Financial Innovation Can Save The World

Financial innovation got a bad rep in the financial crisis. But inside the well-barricaded Federal Reserve Bank in downtown San Francisco last month, the financial engineers were at it again. Teams of financial statistical whiz kids pitched complex new bonds, loan-guarantees, and hybrid structures of debt and equity. Their target? It wasn’t mortgages. It was

Do Impact Investments Need Subsidies?

Impact investors may not be all that interested in jump-starting new ventures that aim to provide vital services to the world’s poorest people after all. But a new report from Acumen Fund – one of the earliest impact investing funds – and the Monitor Group suggests there is another class of funders who should play

Catalyzing Capital, 1 of XX

We talk about how “impact” is becoming increasingly central to capital markets overall, as emerging markets come to the fore and as new technologies and new financial mechanisms open opportunities to provide affordable health care, education, water and energy to the global poor. The inverse is also true as “investing” becomes increasingly attractive to philanthropists

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