Articles by Ben Powell
Accelerating the Shift to a Sustainable Future: How Entrepreneurs Can Solve the World’s Greatest Challenges
For the past 11 years, Agora Partnerships has supported the efforts of purpose-driven entrepreneurs to change their communities, their countries and the world. It has now aligned its work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and its CEO, Ben Powell, discusses how those goals will affect its work.
The focus on the proper mix of philanthropy and investment at the individual deal level can obscure even bigger and, I’d argue, more important issues facing the impact investment industry – lack of good deal flow. Lack of good deal flow will become a bigger problem as more capital is mobilized. Imagine Silicon Valley without Stanford. That is the state of the early-stage impact investing movement today.
The Miami Social Enterprise Conference kicked off today in Miami. Stay tuned for updates, an interview with its founder and a wrap up later this week. In the fifth entry of Latin America in the Spotlight, Agora’s Ben Powell explains why next week’s ANDE Latin America Conference marks a landmark for the industry in the region.