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insights from impact advisors & consultants 2017

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Insights from Impact Advisors & Consultants 2017:

by Toniic

This report highlights different approaches, perspectives, and business models of impact advisors and consultants, demonstrates the growing range of innovative impact products and services, and explores trends, challenges and successes faced by practitioners. It intends to inspire asset owners and managers as they embark on their own journey into impact.

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Social Investment Landscape in Asia

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Social Investment Landscape in Asia:

by Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Limited

The Social Investment Landscape in Asia will be an invaluable resource for funders and resource providers as they assess the opportunities and challenges for philanthropy and social investment in the region. It is designed to be a guide for both new social investors looking to enter the Asian market and existing social investors exploring cross-border or cross-sector opportunities within the region. 

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Mobile Phones & Behavior Change: Good Practices for mHealth Interventions

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Mobile Phones & Behavior Change:
Good Practices for mHealth Interventions

by D-Lab; MIT Practical Impact Alliance

The learnings and best practices presented by members of the PIA Mobile Phones and Behavior Change Working Group informed the development of this guide and the group’s insights and examples have been incorporated throughout. With a focus on maternal and child health, this guide includes a list of good practices for organizations developing mHealth platforms and highlights key considerations for program design.

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Ready, Steady, Scale!

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Ready, Steady, Scale!

by D-Lab; BoP Innovation Center; Danone Communities

This document answers some of these questions through a practical self-assessment tool built from the collective knowledge of practitioners who have been engaged in scaling social businesses. It is a simple checklist that enables practitioners to quickly assess their organization’s readiness for scale and to clearly identify areas for improvement in four distinct areas: Social Impact, Financial Viability, Internal Capacity, and External Enablers.

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The Metrics Cafe

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

The Metrics Cafe:

by D-Lab; MIT Practical Impact Alliance

Funders and grantees don’t always see eye to eye. Impact measurement is often the battleground where these differences play out. Grantees gripe about burdensome and out-of-touch reporting requirements, while funders struggle to make sense of a motley mess of data. In the end, everyone comes away unsatisfied. The heart of the problem? Funders and grantees need different things from impact metrics. Who decides what impact data gets measured? This is a guide to bring funders & grantees to the table.

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Best Practices for BoP Door-to-Door Distribution

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Best Practices for BoP Door-to-Door Distribution:

by D-Lab; MIT Practical Impact Alliance

As more corporations, NGOs, and social ventures have endeavored to bring life-enhancing products to Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets over the last decade, three distinct models for last-mile distribution have emerged: last-mile retail, institutional partnerships, and door-to-door (D2D) distribution networks. The choice among these distribution strategies should be informed by careful consideration of product characteristics, market conditions, and organizational capabilities and priorities.

Building upon the collective knowledge of PIA members and field experts, this document captures patterns and best practices in setting up and managing effective and scalable D2D distribution networks. Best Practices for Door-to-Door Distribution is intended to serve as a guide for practitioners who are working on building and/or managing these types of networks.

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Inclusive Recycling - Five Building Blocks for Implementing Sustainable Systems in Low & Middle Income Countries

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Inclusive Recycling:
Five Building Blocks for Implementing Sustainable Systems in Low & Middle Income Countries

by D-Lab; MIT Practical Impact Alliance

Inclusive recycling initiatives engage all actors in the waste management cycle (waste pickers, multinational companies, municipal governments, NGOs, recycling companies, residents, and others) to create shared value for each stakeholder that leads to broader economic, environmental, and social impact. Unlike in more developed economies, low-income countries tend to lack the infrastructure necessary to provide effective waste removal, recycling, and composting. Civil society and the private sector often fill this gap through targeted interventions.

This document is intended as a practical guide for those working to design and implement inclusive recycling systems around the world.

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School’s In: The Banker’s View On Delivering Profitable Services To Private Schools

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

School's In:
 The Banker's View on Delivering Profitable Services to Private Schools

by CapPlus

To explore the market opportunity for financing private schools from a banker’s perspective, CapPlus interviewed managers at financial institutions in nine countries to learn their view on delivering profitable services that help schools build infrastructure, run operations, and improve education quality. The bottom line: schools are a larger opportunity than first-movers have captured. This paper explores the reasons why, and provides recommendations for pursuing this market segment.

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Base-of-the-Pyramid Distribution Compass - A Decision-Making Tool for Distribution in BoP Markets

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Base-of-the-Pyramid Distribution Compass:
A Decision-Making Tool for Distribution in BoP Markets

by D-Lab; MIT Practical Impact Alliance

Catalyzed by the work of the MIT Practical Impact Alliance working group on Base of the Pyramid (BoP) distribution challenges, MIT D-Lab has developed a practical tool for social business and development practitioners to select appropriate distribution strategies for their products in BoP markets.

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The Art of Sustainable Giving

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 3, 2017

The Art of Sustainable Giving:

by The Boston Consulting Group

Indonesia has grown rapidly and continues to do so, creating great potential for even more wealth. However, growth does not always translate into prosperity for the individual. Many Indonesians still live below the poverty line, with increasing levels of inequality. 

This study highlights the importance of strengthening social entrepreneurship to support both economic growth and individual prosperity in Indonesia. 

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