This inaugural issue brief from Root Capital focuses on the emerging business case for financial institutions to conduct due diligence on the social and environmental practices of their borrowers. Supported by The Skoll Foundation and the Citi Foundation, the new series looks to spark discussion about important issues pertaining to the fields of smallholder agricultural finance, small and growing business development, and impact investing.

From original brief:"Over the past 15 years that Root Capital has been working in smallholder agricultural finance, we’ve found that assessing the social and environmental practices of our clients is way to generate financial benefits as well as impact. Our inaugural issue brief focuses on the emerging business case for financial institutions to conduct due diligence on the social and environmental practices of their borrowers."

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