Natural disasters affect roughly 217 million people each year, and emerging markets are particularly vulnerable. To get ahead of these problems, the Sendai Framework creates alignment among state governments and the private sector, supporting their ability to work together to develop and implement a plan that reduces the loss of lives and livelihood when disaster strikes. Continue reading Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future
Blog author Gavin Serkin is the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy. By Gavin Serkin In the tradition of emerging markets soothsayers, Ruchir Sharma has a knack for catchy acronyms. But … Continue reading Tail Risk of an Orange Swan Event?
Blog author Gavin Serkin is the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy. By Gavin Serkin In the midst of global political upheaval, the surprise verdict from the investment world is that … Continue reading Why Emerging Markets Are Turning Trump Cheerleaders
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, uses private capital to tackle some of the world’s biggest development challenges – and in the process, advance U.S. foreign policy. Dia Martin, Director on the Social Enterprise … Continue reading OPIC: Advancing U.S. Foreign Policy with Private Capital
Who are the linchpins holding the promise of emerging market impact investing together? Many, like the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), believe it is the small and growing business sector. The entrepreneur with five to 250 employees who has … Continue reading SMEs: Emerging Markets ‘Promise Land’ for Impact Investment
The Global Innovation Fund is a London-based non-profit fund with a unique mandate: It has $200 million to invest – either in the form of grants or as risk capital investments – in social innovations that have the potential to … Continue reading The Global Innovation Fund: Addressing the Pioneer Gap in Impact Investing
When you are doing due diligence in frontier markets you have to embed yourself in the local market and be ready to stray from set plans to do your own on-the-ground research – from chatting with consumers in an agricultural … Continue reading 6 Expert Research Hacks