A World of Positive Returns

Insights

What do people think about property rights?

Research Report December 6, 2016

What do people really think about their property rights – the security of their home and work? Do they worry about being evicted from their home, or having their small business shut down, or being thrown off the land they farm?

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Q & A: Omidyar Network Moves Beyond ‘Tradeoffs’ to Drive Market Development

Article December 1, 2016

Yasemin Saltuk spoke with ImpactAlpha's Dennis Price about Omidyar Network's framework for investing across the returns continuum.

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From the Blog

How Can Banks in India Attract Women

December 5, 2016

In the last couple of weeks, India has seen an unprecedented rise in cash deposits and people thronging to their banks to transact. 

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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:
$1
billion
For-profit investments since inception:
$478
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$525
million