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Maximpact Deals: Recent Successes and Measurable Impact

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Since its launch in 2012, Maximpact Deals has had role in developing a number of deals and fostering many productive partnerships. As the platform grows and evolves, it’s becoming clear that there are many benefits to our open collaboration model. In this blog we summarize some of our recent successes.

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Thinking Systemically About Water: An interview with J. Carl Ganter

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Water sector investments continue to be high on the wish-list of many impact investors. But what are the wider issues surrounding investment in water? Maximpact talks to J. Carl Ganter, award-winning CEO and Founder of Circle of Blue and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security.

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Liquid Assets: Impact Investing in the Water Sector

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Liquid Assets: Water is a hot issue in investing circles these days. Once considered a free natural resource, water is increasingly a focus for finance and speculation—hardly surprising in a world where water stress is a reality, global demand for water is on the increase and investment in water-related infrastructure is urgently needed.

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Water Sector Spotlight Deal: HydroMentia

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Imagine a water treatment technology that costs less than traditional chemical treatment methods but which improves water quality by delivering low treatment levels using a natural and sustainable solution. Our latest spotlight deal—HydroMentia—can do just that.

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Funding Water and Sanitation Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid

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The global water and sanitation crisis claims more than 3 million lives every year, mostly in communities at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid. But what can impact investors do to help? Guest blogger Katie Bessert reports on research into new ways to fund SMEs in the water and sanitation sector.

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Banka BioLoo: One Woman-led Business Wins with Sanitation Solutions

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Sanitation facilities in India are alarmingly poor with over 600 million people—half of India’s population—having no access to toilets. People are forced to defecate in the open and this poses health hazards and leads to water contamination across the country. Banka BioLoo is a prize-winning social enterprise set to change all that.

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Impact Investing in Disruptive Technologies

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Disruptive technologies are changing our world. Powerful new innovations are sweeping away old technologies and revolutionizing the way we live and do business. For impact and social investors, this brave new world of technology—and the profound changes it will bring—offers both opportunities and challenges.

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Bringing Biomimicry to Market: Impact Investing Inspired by Nature

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Elegant, poetical and paradigm-changing, biomimicry has captured the world’s imagination with the promise of using nature’s solutions to solve human problems. To successfully engage with this promising sector, impact investors need to tap into a rich ecosystem of research, learning, innovation and cross-sector collaboration. Find out how…

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Making Safe: Seven Strategies for Managing Risk in Impact Investing

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Risk is a necessary factor in most kinds of investing. Yet impact investing faces special challenges when it comes to managing risk—and this unique risk profile calls for special handling when it comes to putting together impact investing opportunities. This article explores new research on risk and gives seven top tips for de-risking financial products.

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