I found that the Rockefeller East and Southeast Asia Impact Investing Forum managed to frame and address two core challenges faced by new social entrepreneurs in the Asian market: limited early stage investment and an ecosystem that is only just beginning to coalesce.
To enable bigger and bolder solutions, today’s impact investing leaders should be given the time and bandwidth to think big … collectively.
We need to create affordable housing for individuals living with mental health issues, while also ensuring adequate income supports are available for this type of housing. Download our new report to see the role social finance can play for supportive housing.
Entrepreneurs the world over know how difficult it is to convince people of their potential and to get the support they need. But what if there was a computer-based questionnaire an entrepreneur could fill out in 45 minutes that assessed their potential to run a business? And what if credit-granting institutions took those results seriously enough to lend significant amounts to entrepreneurs based on the results?
Impact investing is an emerging approach to investment, and there is a lot to learn about balancing people, planet, and profit. The MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the opportunities in this emerging industry.