Impact investing and beyond: support for social enterprises in emerging markets

9 May 2013
Public event

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.

Shell Foundation