Category Archives: Observations

Kenyan Economy on the Run—and the Need to Take a Breath | Stanford Social Innovation Review

A growing economy appears to contribute little to most Kenyans’ quality of life. Why the government and outside investors need to rethink Kenya’s education system and development model. Source: Kenyan Economy on the Run—and the Need to Take a Breath

Kenyan Economy on the Run—and the Need to Take a Breath | Stanford Social Innovation Review

A growing economy appears to contribute little to most Kenyans’ quality of life. Why the government and outside investors need to rethink Kenya’s education system and development model. Source: Kenyan Economy on the Run—and the Need to Take a Breath

Investing for Impact with Program-Related Investments | Stanford Social Innovation Review

A report on strategic investing at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Source: Investing for Impact with Program-Related Investments | Stanford Social Innovation Review The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest family foundation, is also one of the

Investing for Impact with Program-Related Investments | Stanford Social Innovation Review

A report on strategic investing at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Source: Investing for Impact with Program-Related Investments | Stanford Social Innovation Review The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest family foundation, is also one of the

Bridging the Gap: Impact Investment Supply and Demand in the Chicago Region | Connections | PND

The gap between the demand for and supply of impact investment capital in the Chicagoland area is as much as $100 million, a figure that could rise to $400 million in coming years, a report from the John D. and

Bridging the Gap: Impact Investment Supply and Demand in the Chicago Region | Connections | PND

The gap between the demand for and supply of impact investment capital in the Chicagoland area is as much as $100 million, a figure that could rise to $400 million in coming years, a report from the John D. and

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016 | The GIIN

Source: Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016 | The GIIN The sixth edition of the Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of 158 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including fund managers, foundations, banks,

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016 | The GIIN

Source: Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016 | The GIIN The sixth edition of the Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of 158 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including fund managers, foundations, banks,

Foundation CEOs Struggle to Boost Mission Investing – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The pressure for strong financial returns continues to overshadow efforts to do good by reallocating portfolios. Source: Foundation CEOs Struggle to Boost Mission Investing – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Foundation CEOs Struggle to Boost Mission Investing – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The pressure for strong financial returns continues to overshadow efforts to do good by reallocating portfolios. Source: Foundation CEOs Struggle to Boost Mission Investing – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A $100 Million Impact Investment Made Easy – Penta Daily – Barrons.com

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur and Calvert foundations in Chicago hope to introduce the public to impact investing with a $20 minimum investment in a do-good fixed-income instrument. Source: A $100 Million Impact Investment Made Easy – Penta

A $100 Million Impact Investment Made Easy – Penta Daily – Barrons.com

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur and Calvert foundations in Chicago hope to introduce the public to impact investing with a $20 minimum investment in a do-good fixed-income instrument. Source: A $100 Million Impact Investment Made Easy – Penta

Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy receives $1m donation and changes its name

The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University will become the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, after receiving just under £700,000 ($1m) from a US-based global fundraising consulting organisation. Source: Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy receives $1m donation and changes its

Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy receives $1m donation and changes its name

The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University will become the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, after receiving just under £700,000 ($1m) from a US-based global fundraising consulting organisation. Source: Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy receives $1m donation and changes its

United States Tops Philanthropic Giving According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy

Source: United States Tops Philanthropic Giving According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy

United States Tops Philanthropic Giving According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy

Source: United States Tops Philanthropic Giving According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy

Big aid donors failing to lift the lid on how they spend their cash | Global development | The Guardian

Publish What You Fund campaign finds only quarter of aid meets global transparency standards Source: Big aid donors failing to lift the lid on how they spend their cash | Global development | The Guardian

Big aid donors failing to lift the lid on how they spend their cash | Global development | The Guardian

Publish What You Fund campaign finds only quarter of aid meets global transparency standards Source: Big aid donors failing to lift the lid on how they spend their cash | Global development | The Guardian

Global inequality may be much worse than we think | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

How do we measure inequality? From some angles, things appear to be improving, but from others the situation is getting worse and worse Source: Global inequality may be much worse than we think | Global Development Professionals Network | The

Global inequality may be much worse than we think | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

How do we measure inequality? From some angles, things appear to be improving, but from others the situation is getting worse and worse Source: Global inequality may be much worse than we think | Global Development Professionals Network | The