General Resources and Research

ANDE
ANDE is a global network of 165+ organizations that work to propel entrepreneurship in the developing world.

Alliance Magazine 
Thorough analysis of, and updates about, philanthropy and social investment.

Beyond Profit
Beyond Profit is an online magazine focused on the stories and people behind social enterprises and social ventures.

CASE Working Paper Series

CASE at Duke staff and faculty working papers on Social Entrepreneurship.

Change.org Social Entrepreneurship Page
Change.org is a hub for over twenty online causes.  Within each cause is a blog that reports on news relevant to the space.  Overall, Change.org has over 100 writers and 3,000 nonprofit partners.

Global Impact Investing Network
An impact investing industry association serving large institutional players

Intellecap Publications
Intellecap’s research and analysis on economic development issues related to impact investing

J.P. Morgan Social Finance Research

Reports and publications from J.P. Morgan’s Social Finance unit.

MIT Innovations Journal
Cases, research, and commentary on entrepreneurship and global development, mobile communications, global public health, water and sanitation, and energy and climate.

NextBillion

Explores the connection between development and enterprise.

NextBillion en Espanol

Responsible Research
An independent research provider covering emerging markets, with a focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

Santa Clara University Impact Capital Research
SCU Impact Capital research focuses on investment vehicles to launch and grow social enterprises.

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

A magazine and website covering cross-sector solutions to global problems while bringing together academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change.

Third Sector

Based in the U.K., the site provides news on impact investing, social enterprise, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.

Impact Rating Systems

B Lab
A nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations, which is a type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

CARS

A CDFI assessment and ratings system, providing a third-party assessment of impact and financial performance.

CSRHub
CSRHub is the world’s largest corporate social responsibility (CSR) sustainability ratings and information database.

FIELD at the Aspen Institute

Its mission is to identify, develop, and disseminate best practices, and to educate funders, policymakers and others about microenterprise as an anti-poverty strategy.

Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS)
Assesses the social and environmental impact (but not the financial performance) of companies and funds using a ratings approach analogous to Morningstar investment rankings or S&P credit risk ratings.

Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS)
IRIS is a set of metrics that can be used to describe an organization’s social, environmental and financial performance.

MIX Market
Provides access to financial and social performance information covering thousands of MFIs around the world.

Progress out of Poverty Index

A tool for pro-poor organizations to estimate and track the poverty rates of those they serve.

PULSE/App X

Web-based software managed by App-X helping organizations track and benchmark financial, operational, environmental, and social data to better demonstrate impact.

SVT Group
SVT Group is an impact accounting firm providing advisory services, education, and R&D for value driven organizations.