social investment funds

Within the impact investing industry, microfinance has historically been viewed as a fine example of an investable, market-sustained solution to poverty. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed to microfinance institutions (MFIs) and microfinance investment vehicles—across asset classes—generating social impact alongside consistent and stable financial returns.

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After the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, one impact investing-focused clínica looked

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In the first quarter of 2015, Global Partnerships achieved two exciting "firsts." GP made its first investments in Paraguay, marking our entry into our 13th country. And, GP reached an important milestone of impacting over three million lives. Learn more in Global Partnerships' Investors Report:

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In our Investors Report for the fourth quarter of 2014, our Chief Investment and Operating Officer, Mark Coffey, highlights Global Partnerships’ work in rural livelihoods, the challenges in serving small-lot farmers, and promising new channels to deliver credit, technical assistance and market access.

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This year Global Partnerships (GP) celebrates its 20th anniversary as an organization and 10th anniversary as a fund manager. It's a big year for us, and there are many exciting things brewing at GP as we set our strategy for the next couple of decades.

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What is the current state of impact investing in Latin America? The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) hosted a webinar on April 11 to discuss this very topic.

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In our latest Investors Report, Mark Coffey, chief investment and operating officer, underscores our commitment to investments focused on social impact and reiterates the challenge of focusing entirely on numbers for impact measurement.

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Since the launch of Global Partnerships’ (GP) first social investment fund in 2005, we have provided debt financing to social enterprises with the objective of expanding already-proven solutions that help people living in poverty increase their incomes and improve their lives.

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