Impact capital

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

The global development bridge consists of many bricks. Among them: social investing, support of developing-world entrepreneurs through grants and microlending, small-scale cleantech like solar radios and cookstoves, and empowering women. And a recent study by SCU’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society assesses best practices—and shares lessons learned—from around the world on how to support these efforts.

Download and read the Coordinating Impact Capital PDF.

Coordinating Impact Capital: A New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses, looks at how “impact investors” launch and grow social enterprises to yield meaningful returns.

Sometimes those returns take time—twice as long as other types of investments. Another lesson: Syndication is a winning strategy, perhaps in terms of sharing risk; so is passing the baton, where investors work sequentially.

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