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ANDE Brazil Impact Investing Conference

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

ANDE Brazil chapter releases, in partnership with LGT VP, Quintessa Partners and University of St. Gallen, the most recent mapping about the Impact Investment sector in the country. A study conducted with various national and international investors that captures some data about capital and investments on the field as some trends and challenges for the sector evolvement in the country. 

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O polo da ANDE no Brasil lançou, em parceria com LGT VP, Quintessa Partners e Universidade de St. Gallen, o mais recente mapeamento sobre o setor de Investimento de Impacto no país. Um estudo realizado com vários investidores nacionais e internacionais, que capta alguns dados sobre o capital e os investimentos realizados no campo, assim como algumas tendências e desafios para a evolução do setor no país. 

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Brazil  impact investing  Latin America 

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Housing at the Base of the Pyramid in Brazil

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

This report is based on the themes and messages discussed during the Business Opportunities in Housing for the Base of the Pyramid event held in São Paulo, Brazil on 2 September 2013. The event brought together between key actors developing housing solutions for low-income communities in Brazil. More than 70 members from the United Nations Development Programme in Brazil, city government, civil society, real estate developers, private-sector companies and investors attended this invite-only event, a collaborative effort between Business Call to Action (BCtA) and Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Brazil Chapter which enabled participating stakeholders to discuss challenges and solutions.

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Brazil  impact investing  Latin America 

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The Impact of Entrepreneurship Database Program: 2014 Year-End Data Summary

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 27, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

Since 2013, the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database program has been working with partnering accelerators and entrepreneur support programs to collect detailed data from entrepreneurs during their application processes. These entrepreneurs are then resurveyed every six months to gather valuable follow-up data.

This report summarizes application data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to participating accelerator programs during 2013 and 2014. After setting aside duplicate application surveys, surveys with too much missing information, and surveys from entrepreneurs who declined to share their application information with the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database program, the observations in this 2014 Year-End Data Summary are based on 2,376 early-stage ventures.

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Tags:  accelerators  ANDE publication  Entrepreneurship  Impact Evaluation  impact investing 

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Opportunities in Technology for the Base of the Pyramid in Brazil

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

This report is a summary of the main discussions presented during the two editions of “Opportunities in Technology for the Base of the Pyramid” event- the first of which was held in Receife on November 12, 2013, the second of which was held in Sao Paulo on May 20, 2014. The event was hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Ebay Foundation,  Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial (ICE,) with support from ARTEMISIA, Cria Global, and Porto Digital. 

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Information and Communication Technology 

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The Bottom Line Investing For Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S.: "Insights from Abroad: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets"

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

From our perspective at ANDE, we have seen impact investing become an increasingly important tool used to support small and growing businesses in the developing world that are capable of creating jobs, stimulating long-term economic growth, and generating social impact. However, impact investing  is still very much an emerging tool. If it is to scale and become a viable solution to social issues in the United States, There are several key lessons from the international context that the industry should consider.

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Tags:  ANDE publication  Economic Growth  High-Growth Entrepreneurship  impact investing  Randall Kempner 

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Metrics to Align Mission with Financial Performance: Tips from Practitioners

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

Social enterprises and impact investors, along with non-profits and foundations, have invested significant effort in designing metrics to monitor and evaluate impact. Yet these impact metrics do not create as much value as they could. Too often, impact metrics, and the people who manage them, are siloed in their own departments, databases, and discourses, one step removed from strategic and financial decision-making in their organizations.

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Tags:  ANDE publication  impact investing  metrics and research 

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Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small & Growing Businesses

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, October 17, 2013

Value for Women released a new research report, "Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small and Growing Businesses," detailing the problems of under-investment in women-led small and growing businesses. The report is the culmination of research conducted in collaboration with ANDE, BiD Network, ING Bank Sustainability, and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and was launched at the 2013 ANDE Annual Conference in Glen Cove NY.  To read the full report please click here.

Value for Women
2013

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Tags:  ANDE publication  investment  Sector publication  SGB  women 

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Case Study: WEConnect International, Fidenza Disegno, S.A., and Walmart

Posted By Alexander Pan, Aspen Institute, Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that provide critical financing and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) in the developing world. ANDE members believe that support for SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, produce environmental and social benefits, and ultimately help lift developing countries out of poverty. We also believe that in order to thrive, SGBs need an entire ecosystem that promotes their growth. This series of stories from the SGB sector highlights the power of collaboration among ecosystem actors. To read the full article, please click here

ANDE
September 2013

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Tags:  ANDE publication  economic growth  ecosystem  jobs  SGB 

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Collecting Impact Data Using Mobile Technology

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Monday, July 1, 2013
Collecting Impact Data Using Mobile Technology is a paper published the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in partnership with Acumen, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Echo Mobile, and Grassroots Business Fund.This paper highlights a pilot project to explore the feasibility of using mobile technology to collect data that indicates the poverty level of clients.

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
June 2013 

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Tags:  ANDE publication  data collection  ICT  impact investing  mobile 

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Bridging the “Pioneer Gap”: The Role of Accelerators in Launching High-Impact Enterprises

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Monday, June 3, 2013

Acc report 06 2013Bridging the "Pioneer Gap”: The Role of Accelerators in Launching High-Impact Enterprises

June 2013

This report is a quantitative analysis of 52 social impact-focused incubators and accelerators, operating around the world.

Tags:  accelerators  access to finance  ANDE publication  impact investing 

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