Organisations who want to monitor their impact should first and foremost gather data from people on the ground, says 60 Decibels. The American company is developing a new impact index based on end-user data.
No need to reinvent the wheel – in *The Expert View* impact investing pros share their lessons learned. This week Mezuo Nwuneli on how to deal with risk when investing in West African agrifood businesses.
Which conventional banks are willing to provide a loan to a cash-poor company hiring immigrants to make clothes? Not a single one, was Thami Schweichler’s bitter experience. But Generous Minds offered an alternative path to investors.
Crowdfunding has emerged as an interesting tool for impact businesses to find venture capital. According to some Dutch crowdfunding platforms, more investors are willing to invest even without interest.
Lennard Zwart was hospitalized for two months to combat a nasty corona infection. Once back on his feet, the microfinance startup he had invested in had “a shocking” surprise: It had used his investment for a completely different business idea.
No need to reinvent the wheel: in our regular column ‘The expert’ impact investing pros share their lessons from the field. This week, Michiel Hillen of EMSA on how to invest for impact in African companies.
One of Sweden’s largest pension funds prides itself on being a champion of gender equality. But AP2’s means and willingness to push for real change is limited. “If you invest in many companies, your engagement will always be shallow.”
While B Corporations are being promoted in a global campaign this month, Social Enterprise NL can do nothing but wait for their plans for a benefit corporation in the Netherlands to wind its way through the legislative machinery.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. In *The expert*, impact investing pros share their lessons from the work floor. This week, Mohan Ramani of Leftfield Services on fundraising for impactful scale ups.