As impact investing matures as a movement, more investment models are being deployed, especially in sectors and regions where various forms of capital are needed to support solutions to some of the world’s chronic social and environmental issues. In this report, we share a number of examples of how venture philanthropists and impact investors are working together to fund early-stage impact enterprises around the world. How are different types of capital and other resources complementing each other to achieve impact? What lessons can be learned from some of the current efforts by foundations and individual investors to collaborate?
We greatly appreciate the support of the Shell Foundation in conducting this research. We trust that it will help broaden the awareness of and interest in the growing number of connections and collaborations between venture philanthropists and impact investors.