InsideNGO and INGO Impact Investing Network release “Amplify Impact Investing: The INGO Value Proposition for Impact Investing”
The image above is that of a social enterprise, funded by impact investing, providing electric power to rural villages in India.
InsideNGO and the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) Impact Investing Network released Amplify Impact Investing: The INGO Value Proposition for Impact Investing. Encompassing $545 million in deployed “impact-first” assets, impact investing breaks from traditional development funding models that rely upon government contracts and grants, foundations and philanthropy. InsideNGO, comprised of 330 international non-governmental organizations and sector expects, was formed by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Pact, Mercy Corps and GOAL. The report is being presented to its members today at InsideNGO’s annual conference.
One of the key takeaways is the focus on blended capital, as described in the report… “INGOs can work with bilateral and multilateral donors, private foundations, and high net worth individuals to complement investments with philanthropic capital, providing support to activities difficult to cover through traditional investment structures, like technical assistance to invests.”
Key findings and charts from the report are provided below: