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Blended Value Investment and the Lessons Learned from Development Studies

Väcklén, Simon LU (2010) EKHR21 20101
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Aid and development has to a large extent failed to generate longterm
economic growth in large part of the developing world in the post-war
era. This has generated a lot of theory and literature about different solutions,
frequently involving “smarter” aid. This study applies named development
theories to the emerging field of Blended Value Investment (or Impact
Investment) in order to generate new impact themes and hypothesis. It uses
the performance metrics for social impact utilized by firms and organization to
define what the current impact themes of blended value investors are. In the
comparison between the impact themes derived from social performance
metrics and the development goals generated by the study of aid new themes... (More)
Aid and development has to a large extent failed to generate longterm
economic growth in large part of the developing world in the post-war
era. This has generated a lot of theory and literature about different solutions,
frequently involving “smarter” aid. This study applies named development
theories to the emerging field of Blended Value Investment (or Impact
Investment) in order to generate new impact themes and hypothesis. It uses
the performance metrics for social impact utilized by firms and organization to
define what the current impact themes of blended value investors are. In the
comparison between the impact themes derived from social performance
metrics and the development goals generated by the study of aid new themes
emerge. Development theory is used in the study to define what should be
measured, while the empirical material defines what is measured and the
conclusion of the study is the gap in between, what could be measured by blended
value investors. The conclusion recommends new measurement themes like
contribution to middle-class building, financial market development and image
improvement. (Less)
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author
Väcklén, Simon LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR21 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
social performance metrics, poverty, entrepreneurship, development, impact investing, blended value
language
English
id
1625411
date added to LUP
2010-07-01 13:54:00
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2010-07-01 13:54:00
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  abstract     = {Aid and development has to a large extent failed to generate longterm
economic growth in large part of the developing world in the post-war
era. This has generated a lot of theory and literature about different solutions,
frequently involving “smarter” aid. This study applies named development
theories to the emerging field of Blended Value Investment (or Impact
Investment) in order to generate new impact themes and hypothesis. It uses
the performance metrics for social impact utilized by firms and organization to
define what the current impact themes of blended value investors are. In the
comparison between the impact themes derived from social performance
metrics and the development goals generated by the study of aid new themes
emerge. Development theory is used in the study to define what should be
measured, while the empirical material defines what is measured and the
conclusion of the study is the gap in between, what could be measured by blended
value investors. The conclusion recommends new measurement themes like
contribution to middle-class building, financial market development and image
improvement.},
  author       = {Väcklén, Simon},
  keyword      = {social performance metrics,poverty,entrepreneurship,development,impact investing,blended value},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Blended Value Investment and the Lessons Learned from Development Studies},
  year         = {2010},
}