Tweet In June, I wrote about IGNIA, a social venture capital (“impact investing”) firm that has just closed on its first fund. In some exciting news, yesterday IGNIA announced an investment in a Mexican company called Barafon, a “provider of public telephony and related services to low income populations in Mexico through a network of [...]
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November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · VC, socent
Tweet …………. A little less than a year ago, Monitor Institute, an affiliate of the consulting firm Monitor Group, released a comprehensive report on the current state of the impact investing world. If you have read my post regarding the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), or the Antony Bugg-Levine’s article in Beyond Profit magazine but [...]
November 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments · VC, socent
Tweet In September of this year, the the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) launched at the Clinton Global Initiative. You can read the press release here. What is impact investing, you may ask? As GIIN explains, impact investing is “the use of for-profit investment to address social and environmental problems.” If your first thought is [...]