Reading List on Impact Investing

Impact Investing – Market Trends and Issues

  1. Eyes on the Horizon: The Impact Investor Survey (JP Morgan and GIIN, 2015)
  2. Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base (OECD, 2015)
  3. Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets (G8 SIITF, 2014)
  4. Bringing Impact Investing From the Margins to the Mainstream (WEF, 2013)
  5. Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry (E.T. Jackson & Associates, 2012)
  6. A Portfolio Approach to Impact Investment (JP Morgan, 2012)
  7. Investing for Social and Environmental Impact (Monitor Institute, 2009)


Impact Investing for International Development

  1. Private Capital for Sustainable Development (Danida, 2016)
  2. Blended Finance Vol. 1: A Primer (WEF, 2015)
  3. Report of the International Development Working Group (G8 SIITF, 2014)
  4. Innovative Financing for Development (Dalberg, 2014)
  5. More than Money: Impact Investing for Development (CGD, 2010)


Impact Investing and Market-Based Approaches in Africa

  1. Impact Investing Market Mapping Surveys in East Africa, West Africa, and Southern Africa
  2. Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (2016) Innovative Finance in Africa Case Studies
  3. Innovative Financing for the Economic Transformation of Africa (UNECA, 2015)
  4. Impact Investing in Africa: Trends, Constraints and Opportunities (UNDP, 2015)
  5. Investing for Impact: A Strategy of Choice for African Policymakers (Bridges Ventures, 2014)
  6. Promise and Progress: Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in Africa (Monitor, 2011)
  7. African Philanthropic Institutions


Investees and Business Models

  1. Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale (Monitor Deloitte, 2014)
  2. Accelerating Impact Enterprises (Case i3, 2013)
  3. Social Investment Manual: An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs (Schwab Foundation., 2011)
  4. Emerging Models for Market-Based Solutions to Poverty (Monitor Inclusive Markets, 2009)