Themes of Impact: Financial Inclusion

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Welcome to week 1 of Innovative Finance. We are going to define what innovative finance is and why we need to innovative around financing for social impact. The seven themes of impact we use are housing, health, education, financial inclusion, agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene. You will be introduced to case studies: a social enterprise, impact investor, foundation, non-profit and government who are each building innovative financing strategies. You will understand why these organisations were created and the issue areas they have chosen. At this point you’ll need to start thinking about which of these areas resonates to an issue area you want to address. This is the first building block in guiding you to create an innovative financing strategy.

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