From Blueprint to Scale: The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing

Monitor Inclusive Markets, Acumen Fund April 17, 2012

Acumen Fund and Monitor Inclusive Markets find impact capital alone will not unlock the potential of impact investing for the global poor. The report explains how impact investing is constrained by realities of inclusive business, analyzes case studies from Acumen Fund's portfolio, offers recommendations for philanthropic funders and for impact investors, and more.

There is tremendous excitement today about ‘impact investing’ in inclusive businesses that benefit the poor by engaging them as customers and suppliers.