Deciding Together: Flipping the Power Dynamics in Impact Investing

Three models for shifting decision-making to communities and entrepreneurs

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Dana Bezerra, Heron Foundation President

The bottom line: while impact investors focus on serving a broad set of stakeholders, they rarely include those stakeholders in investment decisions.

Model 1: Community-Led Loan Funds

Model 2: Peer-Selected Investment

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Model 3: DAFs for Good

What’s Next?

Developing new solutions to old problems.