Commitment to Action

Impact Investing: From Access to Outcomes

Commitment by

Bamboo Finance

In 2014, Bamboo Finance committed to raising a $150 million private equity impact investment fund with 70% directed at loans to microfinance institutions and 25% directed at equity investments in companies benefiting low-income communities in emerging markets around the world. The remaining 5% would take the form of cash. With this new Global Access fund in place, Bamboo Finance hopes to develop, test, and share a new framework for measuring the success of the investments themselves, in collaboration with other organizations. The goal is to shift the focus away from outputs, the product or service produced or delivered by a company, and towards outcomes, the effect of the delivered product or service on the client's life. Bamboo Finance will raise an additional $500,000 to support the development and application of this outcome-based impact investment approach including data collection, research and reporting to the field.

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Commitment

Impact Investing: From Access to Outcomes

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

7 Years

Estimated Total Value

$150,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Africa, Asia

Countries

BRAZIL, GHANA, INDONESIA, KENYA, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES, UGANDA

Commitment by

Bamboo Finance