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Barron's: Using Donor Advised Funds to Invest for Impact
Oct
24
2018

Barron's: Using Donor Advised Funds to Invest for Impact

Donor advised funds, or DAFs, are set up by nonprofits to allow investors to make donations into an investment fund and get a tax break for a charitable contribution as the assets in these vehicles are eventually given to qualified nonprofits.

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Medium: Twiga Foods: Navigating Uncharted Territory to Transform Supply Chains in Africa's Informal Markets
Aug
01
2017

Medium: Twiga Foods: Navigating Uncharted Territory to Transform Supply Chains in Africa's Informal Markets

Twiga’s goal is simple: source produce from farmers at above market prices and deliver it to retailers at below market prices.

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Disrupt Africa: Why African Solar Is a Hotbed for Investment
Sep
01
2016

Disrupt Africa: Why African Solar Is a Hotbed for Investment

African solar startups are solving a serious problem, namely the continent’s major lack of power. Combine this with the evolution of innovative business models, and you have a sector that is proving seriously popular with investors.

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The Guardian: The Africans Buying Sunshine with Their Phones
Jul
28
2016

The Guardian: The Africans Buying Sunshine with Their Phones

Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected.

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GOGLA: Investor Q & A with Lauren Cochran, Blue Haven Initiative
Jul
27
2016

GOGLA: Investor Q & A with Lauren Cochran, Blue Haven Initiative

Ahead of Unlocking Solar Capital Africa this November 1-2, GOGLA talks to Lauren about Blue Haven Initiative’s involvement in the off-grid space.

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MarketWired: PRIME Coalition Announces New Energy Investments, Further Proves New Model for Philanthropic Investment
Jul
19
2016

MarketWired: PRIME Coalition Announces New Energy Investments, Further Proves New Model for Philanthropic Investment

Pioneering foundations and family offices invest in two early-stage energy ventures, both facilitated by PRIME.

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Toniic: Venture Philanthropists & Impact Investors
Jul
05
2016

Toniic: Venture Philanthropists & Impact Investors

A Toniic Institute report with support from the Shell Foundation. In this report, we share a number of examples of how venture philanthropists and impact investors are working together to fund early-stage impact enterprises around the world.

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Newsweek: Solar Power Brightens Residents' Prospects in East Africa
Jul
02
2016

Newsweek: Solar Power Brightens Residents' Prospects in East Africa

Every day, she lines up a solar panel outside her home, where it soaks up sunlight. The energy the panel gathers charges the batteries that power all her electrical devices.

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NextBillion: PEG Completes $7.5 Million Round to Expand Activities in West Africa
Jun
16
2016

NextBillion: PEG Completes $7.5 Million Round to Expand Activities in West Africa

Accra, Ghana – PEG, the leading off-grid solar company in Ghana, announced today that it has closed a $7.5 million Series A round. The funding will be used to expand operations in Ghana, build out the management team, and to enter Ivory Coast.

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The Economist: On the Move
Apr
16
2016

The Economist: On the Move

Mobile and internet technology is transforming industries across the world, but Africa has more potential than most because the existing infrastructure falls so far short of people’s needs.

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