Posts by Geeta Goel
Facilitating New Markets: Philanthropies are uniquely suited to fostering market-based solutions to poverty
Monitor Deloitte’s recently released Beyond the Pioneer report includes a call for organizations to step up as “industry facilitators” to help overcome key challenges to scaling market-based solutions to social problems. Based on its experience in India, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation describes several ways philanthropies can play that role.
Capital from impact investing often acts as a catalyst to commercial capital. For instance, it helps to showcase the viability of new business models and products, and it drives existing enterprises toward improved services and new geographies. But organizations that don’t generate commercially attractive returns often can’t attract mainstream capital. Geeta Goel argues that in these cases, impact capital focused on social impact has a vital role.