[Video] Impact Investing Is Becoming Scalable

June 8, 2016, 2:04 pm
Before chairing the Leaders’ Investment Strategy panel at Fund Forum Berlin 2016, Liesbet Peeters, Managing Partner at D. Capital, gave her perspective on the opportunities and challenges for impact investment.

The Impact of Private Investment in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 12, 2016, 9:32 pm
The state of education is improving throughout sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): enrollment rates have risen significantly at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. However, these improvements are not occurring fast enough. With more than 30 million primary and 90 million secondary … Continue reading

Featuring HUGinsure: The World’s First Social Impact Insurance Firm

April 8, 2016, 7:51 am
Oxford Said Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship recently featured HUGinsure as one of Africa’s new innovative finance vehicles pushing the boundaries of traditional finance for greater development impact. HUGinsure, a joint venture between D. Capital Partners and Hollard … Continue reading

Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

March 18, 2016, 10:22 am
This article was originally published on Business Fights Poverty. By Tania Beard, Francine Ndong, and Salma Ait Hssayene Women-led investment has slowly taken off in recent years in developed economies – initiatives such as 37 Angels in the U.S. and UAE-based WOMENA are prime … Continue reading

Introducing DigitalSharingEconomy.com: Sharing Resources, Building Economies

February 19, 2016, 5:30 pm
Geeta is busy preparing a meal in the kitchen with her mom, Kamla. Tonight this New Delhi family will welcome guests from across the world and introduce them to local culinary specialties. They’ll be paid via an online platform, and … Continue reading

New Report by Dalberg: ‘From Response to Recovery in the Ebola Crisis: Revitalizing Health Systems and Economies’

April 3, 2015, 2:54 pm
By Yana Kakar Over a year has passed since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began. In that narrow window of time, the disease has claimed more than 10,000 lives, stalled economic growth, and hampered – if not reversed – … Continue reading

Top Five Takeaways from My Internship in Impact Investing

November 7, 2014, 1:45 pm
By Isaac Gross “So what did you learn?” my boss asked me in the final week of my internship. After a summer of struggling to make well-formatted PowerPoint slides, finding out after my final presentation that a fund track record is … Continue reading

The 10 Hottest Ideas in Impact Investing: D. Capital Partners’ work featured in Private Equity International magazine

May 9, 2014, 1:04 pm
By Kelsey Finkelstein It may seem hard to believe that the term “impact investing” was invented in 2007. Since then, the sector has been moving quickly, in the words of a World Economic Forum working group, “from the margins to … Continue reading

D. Capital, Aon, and Hollard Insurance announce world’s first social impact insurance entity, HUGinsure, at 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 27, 2013, 1:47 pm
“The dedication and passion…from the public, private and nonprofit-sectors alike remind us that, when it comes to addressing global challenges, we are all in this together.”- Chelsea Clinton Chelsea Clinton highlighted the importance of cross-sector partnerships as she kicked off … Continue reading

Investing for impact at D. Capital

February 1, 2013, 1:37 pm
by Eric Cooperstrom When I joined D. Capital in July 2012, I became the fifth member of a team spread across London, Washington DC and Nairobi. At that time, we fit perfectly into the stereotypical start-up company mold: an entrepreneurial … Continue reading

Using social impact bonds to transform development aid

August 10, 2012, 12:57 pm
by Adam Bradlow, Sam Lampert, and Liesbet Peeters Today’s economic climate is tough for development practitioners. While donors struggle to find the financial resources to meet their obligations, recipients are raising their expectations – and both parties must find new … Continue reading

Assessing the market for Stevia

August 23, 2011, 1:35 pm
This spring, The New York Times Magazine published an article asking “Is Sugar Toxic?” in response to a lecture posted as a YouTube video called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which, at the time of this blog post, had been watched … Continue reading