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Beyond Investment: The Power of Capacity-Building Support

Global Impact Investing Network October 12, 2017 Aliana Pineiro, Rachel Bass

Capacity-building support, or technical assistance, is a versatile, widely-applicable tool that offers multiple direct benefits to both investors and investees.

The GIIN’s issue brief, Beyond Investment: The Power of Capacity-Building Support, provides an in-depth look at capacity-building practices in the impact investing industry. The report documents how capacity-building support can contribute to the impact that investors seek to achieve, and surfaces three key insights about the current state of such support in impact investing.

Specifically, the report draws from interviews with 31 leading impact investing practitioners to identify common, effective practices for capacity-building support, and highlights opportunities to further enhance these practices. The report also includes four investor profiles that demonstrate how investors can leverage, design, implement, and fund their capacity-building support to enhance the performance of their investees—and ultimately have a greater positive social and environmental impact on the communities in which they operate.

This project was funded in part by generous support from the DOEN Foundation.