Showing results 1 to 3 of approximately 3.(refine search)
Who’s counting? Measuring social outcomes from targeted private equity
The potential of private equity investment in emerging domestic markets to deliver strong financial returns while also giving rise to public benefits has drawn the attention of both venture and economic development capital, as well as policymakers and researchers. Ratcliffe examines this strategy and shares some real world examples of how funds are performing in their double-bottom line objectives.
Increasing access to capital: could better measurement of social and environmental outcomes entice more institutional investment capital into underserved communities?
The role of capital in promoting growth is more apparent than ever as communities across the country struggle to bolster sagging economies and stem job losses brought on by the credit crunch. Although it may seem now that all markets are undercapitalized, some areas are chronically undercapitalized, including inner-city urban markets, rural markets, low-income communities, and enterprises owned by minorities and women or serving undervalued customer bases. Their struggle for capital means a struggle to thrive, and for owners, entrepreneurs, employees, customers, and communities, whether they ...