Root Capital: Investment in the Developing World

What is the best way for an organization committed to impact investing in developing countries to expand its reach?
Antony Bugg-Levine  | Fall 2009
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The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics Case Series

Root Capital provided financing for small farm cooperatives and rural businesses in the developing world. In 2009, much of Root's funding was from foundations and donors, which kept the organization's cost of capital low. This case, which includes background on impact investing, material on Root's business model, and key performance indicators for the organization, asks students to consider Root's best strategy for future growth.

Case ID: 100415

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