InSight is the thought leadership practice at Pacific Community Ventures – providing non-financial performance evaluation and policy research to some of the most prominent investment and philanthropic institutions in the United States. InSight’s analysis includes research on impact investing and small business needs and development, and evaluation of non-financial impacts.
Research on policy and best practices in impact investing and small business development.
Rigorous, customized tracking and reporting of social and economic impacts.
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Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation is intended to add a perspective to the global conversation already under way about how we move beyond binary choices in crafting responses to social, economic, and environmental challenges. Fundamentally, it is about leveraging private enterprise and capital for public benefit. We refer to this as social innovation.
The first section of this report attempts to answer that question, articulating a framework for credible, realistic policy action that governments can take to turn social entrepreneurship into a major force for innovation. The second section of the Policy Guide profiles leading social enterprises in the Schwab Foundation network working in specific domains: education, health, employment, urban development and rural development.
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The Global Impact Investing Policy Project is a collaboration between InSight and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University, funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, exploring the role of public policy in impact investing. The objective of the project is to support stakeholders from the government, research, investment and related communities in designing policies that lead to more robust and effective impact investing markets.