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10/14/2013
Evolution of an Impact Portfolio: From Implementation to Results
This report from Sonen Capital demonstrates to investors that impact investments can compete with, and at times outperform, traditional asset allocation strategies while pursuing meaningful and measurable social and environmental impact results.

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10/10/2013
Catalytic First-Loss Capital
Catalytic First Loss Capital is an issue brief released by the GIIN. The issue brief details the motivations, benefits, considerations and suitable scenarios behind the use of catalytic first-loss capital in impact investment transactions.

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Aggregated research reports on Impact Investing.
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12.18.14 The Landscape for Impact Investing in South Asia
The Global Impact Investing Network and Dalberg Global Development Advisors
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12.17.14 GIIN Webinar Series on the Social Impact Investment Taskforce and Working Groups
Social Impact Investing Taskforce, established under the UK's presidency of the G8
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12.05.14 Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Offices
The World Economic Forum
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11.06.14 Investing in Conservation: A landscape assessment of an emerging market
EKO Asset Management Partners and The Nature Conservancy
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10.31.14 Choosing social impact bonds: A practitioner’s guide
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bridges Ventures
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09.15.14 Measuring Impact
Social Impact Investment Taskforce, established under the UK’s presidency of the G8, chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen
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06.30.14 Beyond Good Intentions: Measuring Impact Investment and Social Performance in Microfinance
Micol Pistelli, Armonia Pierantozzi, Malika Hamadi | MIX and University of Sassari
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06.30.14 Align Your Portfolio with Your Values
Scott Kirby | RBC Global Asset Management
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05.01.14 Spotlight on the Market: The Impact Investor Survey
Yasemin Saltuk, Ali El Idrissi, Amit Bouri, Abhilash Mudaliar, Hannah Schiff | J.P. Morgan and the GIIN
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04.22.14 The Art of the Responsible Exit in Microfinance Equity Sales
Daniel Rozas, Deborah Drake, Estelle Lahaye, Katherine McKee, and Danielle Piskadlo | Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
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04.01.14 Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale
Harvey Koh, Nidhi Hegde, Ashish Karamchandani | Monitor Deloitte
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03.20.14 IRIS Data Brief: Focus on Beneficiaries
Global Impact Investing Network
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01.27.14 Shifting the Lens: A De-risking Toolkit for Impact Investment
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bridges Ventures
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12.10.13 Impact Investing: A Framework for Decision Making
Kyle Johnson and Holden Lee | Cambridge Associates
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11.25.13 E-Guide to Early-Stage Global Impact Investing
Lisa Kleissner and Cathy Clark | Toniic
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11.08.13 Impact Investing 2.0: The Way Forward
CATHY CLARK, JED EMERSON, BEN THORNLEY | InSight at Pacific Community Ventures, Case at Duke University, ImpactAssets
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11.07.13 Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds
Center for Global Development and Social Finance
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10.10.13 Catalytic First-Loss Capital
GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTING NETWORK
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09.03.13 Getting Started with IRIS
GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTING NETWORK
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07.24.13 Making Impact Investible
Maximilian Martin | Impact Economy
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06.11.13 Collecting Impact Data Using Mobile Technology
Global Impact Investing Network
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06.05.13 IRIS Data Brief: Focus on Employment
Global Impact Investing Network | IRIS Initiative
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05.09.13 Accelerating Impact Enterprises
CASE i3, the SJF Institute and O-H Community Partners
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04.29.13 Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
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04.25.13 A Practical Guide to Measuring and Managing Impact
The European Venture Philanthropy Association
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04.02.13 IMPACT – Australia: Investment for social and economic benefit
Rosemary Addis, John McLeod, Alan Raine
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04.01.13 Social Impact Bonds: Using Impact Investment to Expand Effective Social Programs
Luther M. Ragin, Jr. and Tracy Palandjian | FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO
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03.30.13 Funding Industry Growth: Going Beyond Numbers
Syed Mohsin Admed and Ali Basharat | Pakistan Microfinance Network
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02.28.13 Guidebook for Impact Investors: Impact Measurement
Hilary Best, Karim Harji | Purpose Capital
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02.28.13 PIIF Signatories’ Report on Progress
Sarah Forster | PRI Initiative and CGAP
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02.01.13 The Good Investor
Investing for Good
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01.30.13 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in MENA: Leveraging Growth Finance for Sustainable Development
Khalid Al-Yahya and Jennifer Airey | Citi Foundation and Shell Foundation
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01.29.13 Bridges Ventures Ten Year Report
Bridges Ventures
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01.29.13 IRIS Use Case: IDB Group’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ)
GIIN and IDB Group’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ)
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01.07.13 Perspectives on Progress
Yasemin Saltuk, Amit Bouri, Abhilash Mudaliar, Min Pease | J.P. Morgan and the GIIN
The Impact Investor Survey
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12.01.12 Building a Healthy & Sustainable Social Impact Bond Market: The Investor Landscape
Steven Godeke and Lyel Resner | Godeke Consulting
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12.01.12 2012 Highlights from the Center for Health Market Innovations
MARIA BELENKY ET. AL | Center for Health Market Innovations
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11.28.12 IRIS Use Case: Accion's Frontier Investments
GIIN and Accion's Frontier Investments
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11.01.12 2011 Underbanked Market Sizing Study
The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) and Core Innovation Capital
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11.01.12 Collaborating to Harmonize Standardized Metrics for Impact Investors
Saurabh Narain, Joe Schmidt, Alice Geglio, Sarah Gelfand, Min Pease | NCIF and the IRIS initiative
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10.01.12 A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact Investing
Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, Ben Thornley | PCV Insight, CASE at Duke, ImpactAssets
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10.01.12 Standards of Evidence for Impact Investing
Ruth Puttick and Joe Ludlow | Nesta Impact Investments
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09.21.12 Community Development Loan Funds, September 2012: Sector landscape and financial analysis
Paige Chapel, Tess Colby, Jon Schwartz | AltruShare Securities and CARS
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09.17.12 Investing in Social Franchising
International Centre, Social Franchising
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07.18.12 Environmental, Social and Governance Investing by College and University Endowments in the United States
IRRC Institute and Tellus Institute
Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Stakeholder Relations
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06.20.12 Generating Impact and Returns
Arabella Advisors
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06.18.12 A Framework for Action: Social Enterprise and Impact Investing
The Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations Global Compact
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06.07.12 Gateways to Impact
Calvert Foundation
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06.07.12 Diverse Perspectives, Shared Objective
Sapna Shah, Min Pease | Global Impact Investing Network
Collaborating to Form the African Agricultural Capital Fund
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04.26.12 Insights and Innovations
Georgette Wong | Correlation Consulting and Take Action!
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03.29.12 The Impact Investor: The Need for Evidence and Engagement
Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson and Ben Thornley | Pacific Community Ventures et. al
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03.19.12 Cracking the Conundrum
cKinetics
Making the case for Standardization of Environmental and Social Impact Measurement for Investors
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03.15.12 Strong, Straightforward and Sustainable Banking
David Korslund, Laurie Spengler | Global Alliance for Banking on Values
Financial Capital and Impact Metrics of Values Based Banking
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03.13.12 Bridging the Gap: The Business Case for Financial Capability
Anamitra Deb, Mike Kubzansky | Citi Foundation and Monitor Group
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03.01.12 The Good Analyst
Adrian Hornsby | Investing for Good
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02.15.12 Sustainable Capitalism
Generation Investment Management
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02.06.12 Financially Inclusive Ecosystems:
The Roles of Government Today
Tilman Ehrbeck, Mark Pickens, and Michael Tarazi | CGAP
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01.29.12 Investing for Impact
Catherine Clark et. al | Credit Suisse Research Institute
How Social Entrepreneurship is Redefining the Meaning of Return
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01.06.12 Advancing Social Impact Investments through Measurement
David Erickson et. al | Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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12.14.11 Insight into the Impact Investment Market
Yasemin Saltuk, Amit Bouri, Giselle Leung | J.P. Morgan and the GIIN
An In-Depth Analysis of Investor Perspectives and Over 2,200 Transactions
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11.28.11 Counter(Imp)acting Austerity
Yasemin Saltuk | J.P. Morgan
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11.17.11 Impact Capital Measurement
Melinda Tuan | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Approaches to Measuring the Social Impact of Program‑Related Investments
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11.11.11 2011 Highlights from the Center for Health Market Innovations
Maria Belenky et. al | Center for Health Market Innovations
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10.06.11 Making Good in Social Impact Investment: Opportunities in an Emerging Asset Class
Rupert Evenett and Karl Richter | The Social Investment Business
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08.11.11 Introducing Impact Investing
Gesche Niggemann and Stefan Bragger | UBS
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07.12.11 The RBS SE100 Data Report 2011
Social Enterprise, RBS Community Banking
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06.28.11 Subsidies as an Instrument in Agriculture Finance: A Review
Richard Meyer | The World Bank et. al
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05.24.11 Promise and Progress: Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in Africa
Michael Kubzansky, Ansulie Cooper, Victoria Barbary | Monitor Inclusive Markets
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05.07.11 360 Degrees for Mission
David Imbert and Ivo Knoepfel | Mistra and onValues
How leading European foundations use their investments to support their mission and the greater good.
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04.28.11 Impact Investing in West Africa
Dalberg Global Development Advisors
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04.18.11 KL Felicitas Foundation IRIS Case Study
KL Felicitas Foundation & IRIS
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01.18.11 Impact Investing: A Framework for Policy Design and Analysis
Insight at Pacific Community Ventures & Initiative for Responsible Investing at Harvard University
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12.19.10 Community Equity Capital: The Opportunities and Challenges of Growth
Ben Thornley | InSight at Pacific Community Ventures
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12.13.10 More than Money: Impact Investing for Development
John Simon and Julia Barmeier | Center for Global Development
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12.13.10 Impact Finance Survey 2010
Tim Radjy, Nina Cejnar | AlphaMundi Group
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12.06.10 Over-indebtedness and Microfinance: Constructing an Early Warning Index
responsAbility, Triodos Investment Management, and Council of Microfinance Equity Funds
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12.01.10 Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good
Canadian Task Force on Social Finance
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12.01.10 Impact Investing: A Special Report from This is Africa
Paddy Partridge, Anne Stubert, Nathan Williams, Alex Carter | This is Africa magazine
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11.29.10 Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class
Nick O'Donohoe, Christina Leijonhufvud, Yasemin Saltuk, Antony Bugg-Levine, Margot Brandenburg | J.P.Morgan, Rockefeller Foundation, GIIN
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11.04.10 From Faith to Faith Consistent Investing: Religious Institutions and their Investment Practices
Katinka C. van Cranenburgh, Daniel Arenas, Celine Louche, Jordi Vives | 3iG
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10.14.10 Power to the People: Investing in Clean Energy for the Base of the Pyramid in India
Sreyamsa Bairiganjan (CDF-IFMR), Ray Cheung, Ella Delio, David Fuente (CDF-IFMR), Saurabh Lall, Santosh Singh (CDF-IFMR) | IFMR, New Ventures, World Resources Inst
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09.07.10 Rising Global Interest in Farmland
The World Bank
Can it Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits?
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07.10.10 Building Houses, Financing Homes
Anamitra Deb, Ashish Karamchandani, and Raina Singh | Monitor Inclusive Markets
A white paper summary of findings of a study commissioned by the NHB, funded by First Initiative, and supported by the World Bank.
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06.02.10 Maximizing Impact: An Integrated Strategy For Grantmaking and Mission Investing in Climate Change
Mark Kramer, Adeeb Mahmud, Serah Makka | FSG Social Impact Advisors
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04.01.10 Learning for Social Impact
McKinsey & Company
What Foundations Can Do
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03.05.10 Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes
The Parthenon Group and Bridges Ventures
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03.03.10 All Eyes on Microfinance Asset Quality: Microfinance Global Valuation Survey 2010
Nick O'Donohoe, Frederic Rozeira de Mariz, Xavier Reille, Christoph Kneiding, Daniel Rozas | J.P. Morgan Global Research and CGAP
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01.15.10 Stretching the Fabric of MFI Networks
Nishant Lalwani & Michael Kubzansky | Monitor Inclusive Markets
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12.28.09 Viewpoint 2010: What is ahead for Social Investment?
Compilation and Editing: Maximilian Martin & Andreas Ernst | IJ Partners
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11.23.09 Solutions for Impact Investors: From Strategy to Implementation
Steven Godeke and Raul Pomares with others | Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
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09.17.09 Addressing Climate Risk: Financial Institutions in Emerging Markets
Anja Strautz (DEG), Peyton Fleming (Ceres), Sarah Cohn (RiskMetrics Group)
A best practice report
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07.22.09 Business Linkages: Enabling Access to Markets at the Base of the Pyramid
IFC, International Business Leaders Forum, and the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School
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03.01.09 Emerging Models for Market-Based Solutions to Poverty
Monitor Inclusive Markets
A Monitor Inclusive Markets Report
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03.01.08 Banana Skins 2008: Risk in a Booming Industry
Center for the Study of Fin. Innovation
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01.01.08 Innovative financing for sustainable
small and medium enterprises in Africa
UNEP Finance Initiative with WWFand GIAN
International Workshop Geneva, Switzerland. 2007 Meeting Report
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01.01.08 Mission-Related Investing: Philanthropy's New Passing Gear
Trustees, Rockefeller Philanth. Advisors
A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation
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11.01.07 Compounding Impact: Mission Investing by U.S. Foundations,
Sarah Cooch & Mark Kramer
FSG Social Impact Advisors
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01.01.07 From Fragmentation to Function
Jed Emerson and Joshua Spitzer | Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Critical Concepts and Writings on Social Capital Market' Structure, Operation, and Innovation
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03.01.06 Blended Value Investing
Jed Emerson and Josh Spitzer | World Economic Forum
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Capital Opportunities for Social and
Environmental Impact
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03.01.04 Unleashing Entrepreneurship:
MAKING BUSINESS WORK FOR THE POOR

United Nations Development Programme
Making Business Work for the Poor