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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Mission Driven Investments (MDI)

By Ben Thornley, Brenna McCallick and Daniel Brett In May 2007, the $8 billion W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, launched a Mission Driven Investments (MDI) initiative that, with a commitment to investing directly in for-profit companies, …

Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing

By Cathy Clark, Ben Thornley and Jed Emerson This ebook puts a lens on the underlying practices that bridge impact investing and risk mitigation finance, and outlines the transformations taking place in finance itself, driven by more cross-sector, transparent relationships …

MicroVest Capital Management: Microvest LLP

By Daniel Brett, Christopher Cox and Ben Thornley MicroVest Capital Management, LLC is a private, for-profit investment adviser dedicated to reducing global poverty by applying a commercial framework to investing. We seek sustainable solutions to poverty by facilitating the flow …

Huntington Capital Fund II, L.P.

By Brenna McCallick and Ben Thornley Huntington Capital seeks to be the best-of-class mezzanine fund serving the lower middle market in California and the southwestern United States. This is measured first by return to investors and second by contributions by …

Elevar Equity: Unitus Equity Fund and Elevar Equity Fund II

By Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley Elevar Equity is a thesis based investor focused on generating outstanding investment returns by delivering essential services to disconnected communities underserved by global networks. We back entrepreneurs who deliver innovative market-based solutions that provide …

Deutsche Bank Commercial Microfinance Consortium 1

By Ben Thornley and Daniel Brett About Deutsche Bank and the Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium: The Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium was a $80.6 million fund that served as a platform to combine high risk catalytic development agency resources with the …

A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact Investing

By Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson and Ben Thornley Impact investing is taking shape as a distinct activity, with its own unique stakeholder relationships and operational strategies. As dozens of new funds are created explicitly to tackle the world’s most intractable …