As the impact investing industry marks five years since the term ‘impact investing’ was coined, Omidyar Network has developed a series of six articles that highlight key issues and opportunities for the industry. Presented in partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review, the online series, “Priming the Pump for Impact Investing”, begins today and extends through October 2.
Omidyar Network makes the case for a fundamental shift from a firm-based to a sector-based approach to impact investing. By re-directing investments, re-evaluating the role of subsidies and policies, and re-examining returns across the investment continuum, we believe that impact investors can accelerate greater social and financial returns impacting millions of people worldwide.
Join Omidyar Network and the SOCAP’12 community in this dialogue about the approaches and ideas that can help prime the pump to spark, nurture and scale new sectors.
The first article in the series, “Sectors, Not Just Firms,” can be read on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website.
Join the conversation on Twitter by following #primingthepump.