Investing for impact often requires alternative investment structures, but it's not always easy to understand the options. Toniic's John Berger on revenue-based financing, steward ownership and blended finance – and how the Impact Terms Project can help.
Research from The Young Foundation – seen as a first step in the “learning journey” – recommends setting up a group to explore low-cost tools and to test new ways of hearing from the people social investors aim to serve.
VIDEO: What does investing for impact actually mean? How does such an investor behave, and what principles do they live by? Watch this 5-minute introduction to EVPA's new Charter of Investors for Impact.
What happens when a philanthropic foundation starts offering repayable finance? Anything from stronger relationships with investees to “awful situations”, as we heard recently. Pioneers Post digs a little deeper.
Social investors are too busy looking to the rooftops, instead of spending time helping investees build strong and solid foundations – leaving a clear role for impact-first foundations moving into this space.