The Case for Philanthropy in
Impact Investing

There is growing interest in the role of market-based solutions in addressing the problems of poverty, through inclusive businesses that tap into the potential
of the global poor as customers and suppliers—the so-called ‘fortune at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP).’ Encouraged by the growth of microfinance, many promising new models are emerging. This has elicited a rush to the new field of ‘impact investing’—producing social or environmental good as well as financial return—with hundreds of funds set up in just a few years and billions of dollars waiting to be invested.

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