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The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in partnership with Intellecap Advisory Services, has published The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia, the first-ever detailed analysis of impact investing activity across Southeast Asia. The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia provides deep insight into the three most active markets in the region: Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and a broader regional overview of the remaining eight countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.
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From the foreword:
At GMC coLABS, we rely on the entrepreneurs in whom we invest to educate us on how to be better funders. We aren’t the experts in our portfolio companies’ different regions and sectors; they are. They have much greater knowledge and lived experiences, and they operate in the real world dealing with real challenges every day. As investors, we feel that we have a responsibility to share what we are learning from those we support. Our first report focuses on the customer.
Despite the diversity of our portfolio, we find that most entrepreneurs face some of the same challenges. Our hope is that by sharing what we are learning we can help someone else’s journey to becoming a better investor or a better entrepreneur. We encourage you to share this report with anyone in your network who may find it similarly helpful.
We hope our insights are interesting, and welcome any comments and insights of your own.
The coLABS Team
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The POP-UP INDIA Incubator 2018 is now accepting applications for its incubator program to solve business and social challenges in accessibility, affordability and awareness of essential services, managing solid waste and compost valorization.
The early-stage organizations will receive access to Veolia's world-class infrastructure, scaling-up with existing customer base build in last 160 years, mentoring from experienced executives from team of 179,000 employees and networking opportunities for investment and commercialization.
The projects will be selected through a competitive selection process and the top 5 finalists will then go for a 6-week co-creation phase with Veolia and Ennovent. During this phase, start-ups develop plans for creating and testing the minimum viable product or service in Veolia’s value chain.Read more »
One of the challenges that enterprises face is ‘Communications’, which is often seen as a cost head that is needed but not essential. That is until it’s time to fundraise or launch a product or a service or grow your customer base. Telling your impact story is critical to building your brand and visibility in a crowded sector.
Unlock Impact, a platform and consultancy that partners with businesses and non-profits, brings you the Virtual Communications Ninja – an experienced resource dedicated to your organisation, without the challenges of hiring, training or managing on a day-to-day basis.
Someone who will:
* Work with you ‘virtually’ as part of your team
* Execute your communications and strategy developed and customised to your needs
* Managed through tried-and-tested tools, systems and frameworks built by Unlock Impact
Find out more about how this new and useful resource can help you amplify your impact.
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This report contains information on Gray Ghost Venture's impact measurement and financial performance, special features on some of their portfolio companies, and continued tracking of their companies against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to further evaluate the social impact of their investees.Read more »
Kabeela.life is pleased to share their latest edition of #PitchShare Ecosystem Report - #FinTech in India.
In this edition, they cover:
Many foundations are adopting new approaches for supporting social change—approaches that aim to create impact at scale and change systems.
As foundations embrace a wider variety of approaches, the roles that foundation staff members play must also change.
Based on in-depth conversations with 114 practitioners representing 50 foundations, Being the Change explores how foundations are rethinking staff size, backgrounds, roles, and culture to better serve their ambitions for social impact.
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To understand how their energy portfolio is transforming the lives of low-income people, Acumen spoke with more than 5,500 off-grid customers across 11 countries using Lean Data, Acumen's customer-centric, technology-based approach to impact measurement. The result is the Energy Impact Report, a comprehensive look at the impact of Acumen's 10 years of investing in off-grid energy.
Please find the report here on Acumen's website.Read more »