Author: Bill Harrington

Building the impact investing market

Fishermen pull their fishing boat to the shore after their day’s job on Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Babu When the UK’s Department for International Development [DFID] launched the Impact Programme, just over a…

Tools to improve African agriculture

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development weaves a picture through maps that shows the opportunities for increased smallholder productivity in Africa. (shutterstock) The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently published The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development (Atlas), which…

Kenyan start-up will manufacture car

VENTURES AFRICA – Kenyan car manufacturing startup Mobius has gotten an undisclosed capital from American billionaire Ronald Lauder, which would help it deliver on its promise to produce Africa’s cheapest car. The capital will be provided through the billionaire’s New…

Investment in pediatric health care in India

Making affordable pediatric primary care available to a wide-range of urban Indian children  18 June 2014. Bangalore, India: Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor, has invested in AddressHealth, India’s first pediatric primary healthcare network, providing comprehensive care…

Start-up’s journey to capital

By Professor Arun Sangwan, Alliance University School of Business To be a successful startup takes more than just an idea. The budding entrepreneurs often believe that success is all about the ‘best’ cookies, apparel or carwash. Such myths can wreck…

Impact investing in francophone Africa

Issam Chleuh is the 27-year-old Malian national and founder of the Africa Impact Group, an advisory, research, data and news service provider that specialises in impact investing in francophone Africa. Impact investing refers to investments made into companies or funds…