Articles by Eva Yazhari
There's a troubling trend in the impact investing sector: Despite growing awareness of the need for more socially conscious investing, most investors don't know how to get started — and they often don't realize the breadth of opportunities they have to make an impact. Eva Yazhari of Beyond Capital Ventures explores ways to make this young industry more accessible, and explains how investors can — and should — address the bias and exclusivity that are preventing impact investing from maximizing its potential.
In many emerging markets, social entrepreneurs are financing their ventures with personal funds and high-interest loans - mainly because it's so tough to grow out of the startup phase without being able to show financial returns. The nonprofit Beyond Capital Fund provides pro bono advisory services to help investee enterprises establish and implement operating procedures and regular impact reporting systems, writes CEO Eva Yazhari. She explains how these formalized structures lend credibility and stability to sustain the businesses and attract potential investors - functions that are often lacking in the impact investing ecosystem.