Recommended Papers

Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship

Greg Dees

May 2001


How We Think About Impact

Mulago Foundation

Spring 2009

When Measuring Social Impact, We Need to Move Beyond Counting

Mike McCreless, Director of Strategy and Impact, Root Capital

July 2013


Impact of the Internet in Africa

Dalberg Report

April 2013

The Shifting Ground Beneath Us: Framing Nonprofit Policy for the 21st Century

Lucy Bernholz, Chiara Cordelli, and Rob Reich

September 2013


Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class

Rockefeller Foundation

July 2012

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

Sir Ronald Cohen and William A. Sahlman, HBR Blog

January 2013


Sustainable & Impact Investment: How We Define the Market

Bridges Ventures

August 2012

Impact Investing 2.0, What $3 Billion Tells Us About the Next $30 Billion

Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley, Huffington Post

September 2013


In Search of Gamma, An Unconventional Perspective on Impact Investing

Uli Grabenwarter and Heinrich Liechtenstein

November 2011

Investing for Impact, Case Studies Across Asset Classes

Bridges Ventures

March 2010


From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

World Economic Forum

September 2012

Global Health Innovation Insight Series

48 mini-cases highlighting insights and lessons to help innovators succeed on their journey from an idea to the implementation of a global health solution.


Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Company Growth Dynamics

World Economic Forum

September 2013

Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale

Harvey Koh, Nidhi Hegde and Ashish Karamchandani

April  2014


From Blueprint to Scale: The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing

Harvey Koh, Ashish Karamchandani and Robert Katz

April 2012