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BlogResponding locally to a global crisis

Responding locally to a global crisis

17th April 2020
With the world entering an economic downturn of unprecedented magnitude, high on our agenda is protecting our partner organisations and the social value they have created. The organisations and innovators in the GIF portfolio were on track to positively impact the lives of 89 million people by 2030 before this crisis. We must work to […]
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News and blogsJames Habyarimana joins the GIF Board

James Habyarimana joins the GIF Board

18th November 2020
We are delighted to announce that James Habyarimana has joined the GIF Board of Directors. James is the Provost Distinguished Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where his research is focused on identifying low-cost strategies to address barriers to better health and education outcomes in developing countries. He serves on an […]
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News and blogsJames Clark of Cabot Square Capital joins the GIF Board

James Clark of Cabot Square Capital joins the GIF Board

27th October 2020
We are delighted to announce that James Clark has joined the GIF Board of Directors. James brings with him a wealth of financial experience and acumen. In 1996 he co-founded London-based private equity firm, Cabot Square Capital, which provides growth capital to small and start-up businesses in the UK and western Europe. Investing on behalf […]
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BlogGoing Beyond Capital

Going Beyond Capital

22nd September 2020
Bridging innovations from pilot to scale requires more than just the patient, fit-for-purpose capital GIF provides. Effective organisations must develop internal processes and systems, increasing operational efficiency as they prepare for scaling and ramp up growth. Similarly, building the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties is crucial, as the effect of covid-19 has most recently […]
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BlogFranchising the model of scaling social innovations

Franchising the model of scaling social innovations

17th September 2020
One of the biggest challenges faced in international development is scaling successful or impactful development innovations. While scaling innovations through governments is always a challenge, it has been equally daunting to scale through non-government and market-based approaches. There are numerous examples of such innovations which have remained stuck on the scaling pathway. A promising scaling […]
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News and blogsWhen is the right time to exit an investment?

When is the right time to exit an investment?

19th August 2020
When trying to maximize social impact with limited resources, determining when, and how, to exit an investment successfully is as important as weighing when to enter one. In addition to demonstrating the potential success of impact investing generally, an exit allows the private sector economy to grow without distortion and provides liquidity without dilution to […]
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