Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance

Wharton Social Impact Initiative: The study is the culmination of nearly two years of work (all of which is still ongoing) and includes over 200 variables from 53 impact investing private equity funds, representing 557 individual investments. Specifically, Great Expectations looks at the interplay of financial returns and mission preservation upon a successful exit from[…]

Frontier Capital: Early Stage Investing for Financial Returns and Social Impact in Emerging Markets

Omidyar Network: Standing at the convergence of impact investing and venture capital, Frontier Capital focuses on low- to lower-middle-income people in emerging markets.  This report underlines the immense potential of new business models to serve these populations, generating both outsized impact and strong financial returns.  The report also underscores the need to segment the lower-middle-income[…]