Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector-Based Approach to Impact Investing

SOCAP Global October 22, 2012

Matt Bannick, Managing Partner, Omidyar Network
Kevin Jones, Convener, SOCAP
Since the term impact investing was coined in 2008, scores of new investors have entered the scene expecting to find a steady stream of investment-ready businesses offering both high social impact and risk-adjusted returns. Unfortunately, such deals are relatively hard to come by. What can we do to ‘prime the pump’? Omidyar Network’s Matt Bannick sketches out a new approach to scale entire industry sectors along with individual businesses.

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