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The Impact Investing Market in the COVID-19 Context: Investor Support of Enterprises

Response, Recovery, and Resilience Investment Coalition (R3 Coalition) August 6, 2020 Rachel Bass, Ruby Khan, Matt Guttentag; Sponsored by the R3 Coalition, which is financially supported by David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the DOEN Foundation, Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Sorenson Impact Foundation.

As businesses close and employees are furloughed around the world, it is clear that COVID-19 has had—and continues to have—severe impacts on the business community both in the US and abroad. In an effort to address the large-scale social and economic consequences of this crisis, The Response, Recovery, and Resilience Coalition (R3 Coalition), which is managed by the GIIN as the organizing body, has issued several issue briefs on The Impact Investing Market in the COVID-19 Context. This edition is focused on investor support of enterprises during this time of crisis.

The Impact Investing Market in the COVID-19 Context: Investor Support of Enterprises seeks to illustrate common challenges that entrepreneurs and intermediating financial service providers are facing because of the coronavirus crisis, as well as various strategies being implemented by impact investors to address these challenges. Specifically, the report explores ways investors work with investees to address immediate solvency constraints, adjust their activities to ensure the achievement of impact and financial objectives, and reimagine business models and processes with the future in mind. The issue brief includes data from 21 asset owners, asset managers, and service providers, as well as input from members of the R3 Coalition.

Download “The Impact Investing Market in the COVID-19 Context: Investor Support of Enterprises” below and scroll down for a full list of issue briefs published by the R3 Coalition.

About the R3 Coalition: Launched in May 2020, the Response, Recovery, and Resilience Investment Coalition (R3 Coalition) aims to streamline impact investing efforts that will address the large-scale social and economic consequences of COVID-19. This initiative is a collaboration across prominent impact investing networks – managed by the Global Impact Investing Network as the organizing body. The R3 Coalition is financially supported by a group of leading foundations including: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the DOEN Foundation, Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Sorenson Impact Foundation. Along with the GIIN, initial Partner Networks include Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), AVPN, B Lab, Confluence Philanthropy, Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI), European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), India Impact Investors Council (IIC), Mission Investors Exchange (MIE), Synergos, Toniic, and U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. See more here >

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