We drive innovative research on the practice of strategic impact investing to achieve both positive returns and real social impact.
Project Sage 2.0: Tracking Venture Capital With a Gender Lens
A global scan of gender lens private equity, venture capital, and private debt funds, and key findings on the current state of the field. The report is a follow-up to the 2017 publication of Project Sage and includes data through July 2018.
Four for Women: A Framework for Evaluating Companies’ Impact on the Women They Employ
A summary of extensive academic research as well as a new framework to explore and assess what it is to be a good employer for women.
Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing
A rigorous exploration of the widespread assumption that impacting investing private equity funds cannot achieve market-rate financial performance and findings that suggest otherwise.
A bird’s eye view of the existing range of private equity and debt funds that invest with a gender lens.
Can Investing in Public Equities Improve the Lives of Women?
New research on social impact investing with a gender lens explores the possibilities of using investment capital to positively impact gender equity.
Innovative Finance: Mobilizing Capital for Maximum Impact
A look into new financial mechanisms and strategies for channeling revenue streams from a variety of sources toward development.
The Entrepreneurs Spurring Africa’s Rise
A special report featuring interviews with 18 fascinating entrepreneurs and executives who are spurring growth in unique and dynamic ways in Africa.
Bringing Innovation Back to Innovative Finance
A summary of successful strategies to unleash capital, create positive economic returns, and achieve strategic social impact goals around the world following a convening at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy.