The Innovative Finance in Africa Review is a showcase of the outstanding models and practices that make up the innovative finance ecosystem across Africa. It includes case studies of social enterprises such as International Housing Solutions, Prodigy Finance and GiftedMom. It also walks you through the Centre’s Innovative Finance Process, which will be run as a workshop at September’s Do-ference in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
As the global innovative finance ecosystem has evolved over the past decade, there have been many breakthroughs in the design and implementation of innovative finance. Over the last five years, the Bertha Centre’s Innovative Finance Team has worked with social finance experts across the world and partnered with governments, enterprises and investors to research, incubate and test promising innovative finance models and vehicles across Africa.
INNOVATIVE FINANCING IS AN APPROACH TO FUNDING ENTERPRISES AND INTERVENTIONS THAT OPTIMISES POSITIVE SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND FINANCIAL IMPACT. IT USES ALL AVAILABLE FINANCIAL AND PHILANTHROPIC TOOLS TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF THESE ENTERPRISES, INTERVENTIONS AND ENTREPRENEURS AND, WHEN THE EXISTING TOOLS DON’T WORK, IT CREATES NEW ONES