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.

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. 

Drones: Facilitando el acceso a servicios de salud


Debido a los problemas de transporte para muchos residentes de bajos ingresos que viven en zonas rurales de la República Dominicana es difícil acceder a los servicios de salud. Un modelo innovador utiliza vehículos aéreos no tripulados (UAV, odrones) para mejorar la capacidad de respuesta de los centros de salud en las zonas rurales. Aproximadamente 23.000 personas pobres y de bajos ingresos se beneficiarán del uso de aviones no tripulados para el transporte de los resultados de pruebas y medicamentos. Entrevistamos a Paola Santana, co-fundadora y jefe de operaciones de Matternet, con quien se está ejecutando este proyecto para que nos diera más especificaciones del proyecto.