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ACCELERATING IMPACT: Exploring Best Practices, Challenges, and Innovations in Impact Enterprise Acceleration

Rockefeller Foundation & Monitor Deloitte

February 1, 2015

Carolien de Bruin has co-authored this report, identifying archetypes for, and ways to accelerate the growth of social enterprises globally. Given the nascent nature of this field, many impact accelerators have focused primarily on internal operations thus far. They are concerned with refining their business models - developing the right configuration of services and identifying the best way to deliver those services to impact enterprises. As a result, they often do not have time to share lessons learned with peers, and thus , many accelerators undergo the process of evaluating and adopting (or not adopting) the same curriculum or services simultaneously. As the industry matures, there is a need to better understand best practices and promising new innovations in impact acceleration. This is the basis of The Rockefeller Foundation Impact Enterprise Project, and this report.

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MEASURING IMPACT - Subject paper of the G7 Impact Measurement Working Group

G7 Impact Investing Taskforce

August 1, 2014

Carolien de Bruin was the curator & ghost author of the Working Group paper on impact measurement by the G7 Taskforce for Social Impact Investing, chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen. Writing was conducted as part of Deloitte's pro bono effort to the Working Group and Taskforce and contains a synthesis of the perspectives of global impact measurement experts within the impact investing field.

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ACCELERATING IMPACT: Scaling Impact Enterprises Through Innovative Platforms

Rockefeller Foundation & Monitor Deloitte

November 5, 2013

Impact investing—which helps address social and/or environmental problems while also turning a profit—could unlock substantial for-profit investment capital to complement philanthropy in addressing pressing social challenges. This presentation, given at the inaugural Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum, discusses the priority barriers in scaling for-impact enterprises and examples of innovative acceleration platforms currently operating within the space.

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LEVERAGING LEGACIES FOR GREATER IMPACT: A Review of Social Sector Legacy Institutions

Stanford Social Innovation Review blog

July 24, 2013

Our founder and CEO Carolien de Bruin has written a series of blog posts together with colleagues from Monitor Institute, reflecting on the lessons we learned about how to achieve social innovation at scale by helping legacy nonprofits (older, more established organizations) become more innovative.

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MAINSTREAMING IMPACT INVESTING - Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

World Economic Forum

January 1, 2012

Investors have great influence over the social, environmental and economic challenges of societies, yet operate within a market infrastructure and investment ecosystem where the incentives do not generally balance social, environmental and economic impact. Impact investing – an investment approach intentionally seeking to create both financial return and positive social impact that is actively measured – has been lauded as an emerging investment approach with the potential to reconcile key shortcomings in traditional financial markets. In this report we consult the senior most decision-makers and portfolio managers of the largest and most innovative investors in the world; this uniquely helps facilitate a more realistic vantage point on the challenges in scaling the sector. Working with this group is also instrumental in raising awareness and knowledge among key stakeholders for taking impact investing from the margins into the mainstream.

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