the mif blog

Stories of inspiring entrepreneurs and organizations, discussion and commentary of new trends in private sector development, and the latest events and publications.

Corporate venturing: How to survive and thrive in the 21st century


Sixty-one. That is how many companies on the Fortune 500 list were able to hold their spots from 1955 to 2015.  A full 88% fell off during this 60-year period. What caused this corporate extinction?  Well, one way to think about this question is to look at those that held their place on this list.

MIF Impact Investing Funds making an Impact


Two MIF-supported impact investment funds made it onto the 2016 Best for the World Funds short list, which showcases 50 Global Impact Investment Rating funds world-wide-- a “gold standard” for funds that measure their companies’ social and environmental impact with the same rigor as their financial performance.

A fund for sustainable energy in the Caribbean Basin


Despite an abundance of natural resources; providing accessible, affordable, and reliable energy continues to be a challenge for many countries in the Caribbean Basin. The large majority of Caribbean Basin countries rely on oil or fossil fuel imports to meet their domestic demand, with ten countries importing over 80% of their total energy needs. 

A new Crowdworking Model #LAC


Corporate venturing for impact means sourcing and supporting innovation in new ways that generate both commercial and social returns. 

How much carbon is in the Ocean?


Encompassing over 70% of the Earth’s surface, the ocean plays a vital dominant role in oxygen production, weather patterns, climate and the global carbon cycle.