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Freely Available Resources
Variety of resources that are available to all users.
These will be updated in January 2020.
Multiple organizations publish research related to the BoP, including:
- Business Fights Poverty: www.businessfightspoverty.org
- Cases from the UNDP’s Growing Sustainable Business
- Cases from the UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative: www.growinginclusivemarkets.org
- Center for Health Market Innovations: healthmarketinnovations.org
- Cornell University BoP Global Network: https://www.bopglobalnetwork.org/
- Development Gateway: www.developmentgateway.org
- International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery: https://healthmarketinnovations.org/
- MIT Press – Innovations Journal: www.mitpressjournals.org
- Next Billion: www.nextbillion.net
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: www.ssireview.org
- WBCSD-SNV Alliance: https://www.wbcsd.org/Overview/News-Insights/Inclusive-Business-Insights
- WBCSD (in particular, look at its Development initiative): www.wbcsd.org
- WDI: https://wdi.umich.edu/knowledge-sharing/
Many foundations engage in BoP related activities including research, program-related investments (PRI) and venture philanthropy that provides funding to social enterprises.
- Calvert: www.calvertfoundation.org
- KL Felicitas: www.klfelicitasfoundation.org
- Rockefeller: www.rockefellerfoundation.org
- Skoll: www.skollfoundation.org
- Social Ventures Foundation: www.socialventuresfoundation.org
Impact Investment funds invest in social enterprises that generate financial, social and/or environmental returns.
- Aavishkaar: www.aavishkaar.in
- Acumen Fund: www.acumenfund.org
- Agora: www.agorapartnerships.org
- Ashoka: www.ashoka.org
- Dasra (India) www.dasra.org
- Echoing Green: www.echoinggreen.org
- First Light Ventures: http://www.grayghostventures.com/about/initiatives/firstlight.html
- Grassroots Business Fund: www.gbfund.org
- Grey Ghost Ventures: www.grayghostventures.com
- IGNIA Fund: www.ignia.com.mx
- Omidyar Network: www.omidyar.com
- Root Capital: www.rootcapital.org
- RSF Social Finance: www.rsfsocialfinance.org
- Unitus Seed Fund: https://unitus.vc/