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Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

In partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review, Matt Bannick and Paula Goldman lay out the case for a sector based approach to impact investing in this six-part blog series.

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Omidyar Network's Ory Okolloh Named to the TIME 100, TIME’s Annual List of the 100 Most Influencial People in the World

Announcement April 24, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and JOHANNESBURG, (April 24, 2014)—TIME named Omidyar Network’s Ory Okolloh to the 2014 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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From the Blog

The Missing Link: How to Engage the Private Sector in the Open Government Partnership

April 14, 2014

Exciting Open Government Partnership (OGP) related development: a ‘private sector council’ has been created to develop recommendations for the OGP Steering Committee on engaging the private sector.

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$688
million
For-profit investments since inception:
$314
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$374
million