Workshop with representatives from the investment sector to discuss findings of the research exploring impact investing.
In partnership with Shell Foundation, ODI has conducted a pilot study to map the magnitude and nature of funding actually provided in middle and low income countries across the growth path of a social enterprise. Using publicly available data, surveys and targeted interviews we have developed a methodology to measure actual volume of finance committed, against a defined typology of actors and instruments, at each stage of the enterprise lifetime. We have:
- developed and tested a methodology
- created a comprehensive picture of impact investment in emerging markets
- support assessments of the effectiveness of current activities
- identified opportunities for new interventions
At this workshop, stakeholders, interviewees and survey participants provided feedback on the study concept, methodology and initial findings from pilot survey.