A research paper submitted by James G. Cashman as his dissertation for the EDHEC Global MBA in Nice, France in June 2015. The paper was written with referrals and some guidance from TOTAL Impact Capital. Download here
Total Impact Advisors has been working with the Rockefeller Foundation to help advance their thinking on how to create more resilient global systems and communities in the 21st century. Given our expertise in impact investing and financial product development, we were selected to analyze the current reality and propose new opportunities for how major progress can quickly be made in this regard.
Our joint report can be downloaded here. For more on this issue, including a blog from TIA partner Arthur Wood.
Author Wood coauthors a new report by the Brookings Institution, Investment in Global Education: A Strategic Imperative for Business. The report focuses on the role of the private sector in helping to solve the growing global education crisis, and details ways in which it can maximize impact.
The 21st century is marked by global interconnections. People, capital, information and goods all flow across borders at ever-increasing rates. By 2030, not only will emerging market economies contribute 65 percent of the global GDP but they will also be home to the majority of the world’s working age population. As national and international businesses increasingly compete for the best graduates in emerging market economies, skilled young people are rapidly migrating from Asia, Africa, and Latin America to provide much needed talent in the face of aging workforces in Europe and North America. Read More
Rebecca Winthrop, Gib Bulloch, Pooja Bhatt, Arthur Wood. Brookings Institution, September, 2013
Arthur Wood contributed to a new report by the World Economic Forum, From the Margins to the Mainstream - Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors. The report provides a market assessment and recommendations for how mainstream investors can more actively engage in impact investing. The overall objective of the Mainstreaming Impact Investing initiative is to provide an initial assessment of the sector and identify the factors constraining the acceleration of capital into the field of impact investing. Read More or Download here
John Simon was interviewed for a report on possibilities for developing greater support networks for social enterprises in emerging markets. His Center for Global Development Report, More Than Money, was also acknowledged as a key source for the authors' work. Download here
TIA partners John Simon and Arthur Wood have just completed working with FMO (the Dutch development agency) on a follow-up event to the March Hague meeting (which TIA also helped convene with the key Northern European Development Finance Institutions). The three day work session hosted last week in conjunction with the Tallberg Forum in Sweden with a cross section of leaders from the development agencies of European Governements, Citizens Sector leaders and key Impact Investors achieved a remarkable consensus as to the importance of five key areas of development, namely:
1- leveraging new civil society distribution channels;
2 - innovative use of capital, both private and public;
3 - enabling legal and tax structures;
4 - the need for new financial intermediaries;
5 - the importance of the development of new collaborative outcome models.
The focus of the meeting was identifying where government could create or leverage more effective finance flows for development. This forms part of a broader process TIA continues to actively support. You can read more about Tallberg Foundation and download the Hague Report or Summary Report here.
Arthur Wood (Contributor), Informed Judgement Partners, 2010
John Simon, Center for Global Development, December 6, 2010
Arthur Wood, Vermont Law Review, Vol. 35:001, 2010
Arthur Wood (Contributor), Social Finance, March 2010
Arthur Wood, Lien Center for Social Innovation