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JPMorgan: Impact investments-An emerging asset class

Published today, Impact investments: An emerging asset class is a report by J.P. Morgan Global Research and is the result of a recent research collaboration project between Social Finance at J.P. Morgan and The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with the Global Impact Investment Network. The report’s authors suggest that impact investing will establish itself as …

Leave well alone – Capping microfinance interest rates will hurt the poor

Nov 18th 2010, The Economist There are better ways to regulate the industry. MICROFINANCE is an example of something that is sadly all too rare: an anti-poverty tool that usually at least breaks even. If you make small, uncollateralised business loans to groups of poor women, they almost always repay them on time. It has …