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August 1, 2016

Convergence CEO Joan Larrea in ImpactAlpha

What is blended finance? Convergence CEO Joan Larrea admits she didn’t always know, and many others don’t either. When I meet counterparts from development banks, philanthropic institutions, and the private sector, I find there’s still confusion about what exactly blended finance is. Where does it fit in the landscape of impact investing? How does it […]

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July 24, 2016

Are You Sure You Should Be Launching Another Partnership?

The number of multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) in the social impact space has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Known by many names—including coalitions, public-private partnerships, and alliances—these types of organizations naturally appeal to those seeking transformative change. They offer a powerful model to solve increasingly complex global development problems, particularly because they bring together […]

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July 13, 2016

GDI on partnerships in Stanford Social Innovation Review

Building on our report “More than the Sum of Its Parts: Making MSIs Work,” GDI urges funders and founders to remember the question of “whether” is just as important as “how” when thinking about launching a multi-stakeholder initiative for social impact. Click the link below to read the full article. Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review […]

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April 24, 2016

Convergence mentioned in The Economist

“Private investors do not typically fund the construction of rural roads in Africa, say, or vaccination drives in villages, even though the returns on such investments are often enormous. That is because the returns are either hard to monetise, or the risks are too great for the private sector to tolerate. The point of blended […]

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April 15, 2016

Tendrel, new association for impact entrepreneurs, launches

Tendrel, a new global professional association for entrepreneurs committed to social impact, launched this week at the Skoll World Forum. GDI has incubated Tendrel since fall 2015, providing strategic expertise, helping build core operational infrastructure, and formulating the organization’s initial branding, positioning, and communications strategy. A a member-driven organization, Tendrel gathers entrepreneurs in local peer groups, or […]

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FIGH Forum 2016 draws investors, innovators

GDI was proud to host the inaugural FIGH forum alongside Convergence from April 13-15, 2016. Financing and Innovation in Global Health (FIGH) is an independent initiative that aims to spark the deployment of blended finance, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology to drive effective and transformative global health investment to address the world’s most complex global health […]

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December 24, 2015

What’s Your Endgame?

Nonprofits each play a specific role in the overall solution to a social problem. To scale impact, they must define and pursue one of six “endgames”. Learn more about these endgames in our piece for SSIR.

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November 24, 2015

More Than the Sum of its Parts: Making Multi-stakeholder Initiatives Work

Multi-stakeholder initiatives can help address challenging global problems. But when are they the right solution, and what makes them succeed or fail? Learn more in our landmark report:  

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March 24, 2015

Innovative Financing for Development

Innovative financing that blends public and private capital can unleash scalable business models with economic, social, and environmental outcomes. Learn more by reading our report:

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