GROW MARKET-BASED PORTFOLIOS
Kito Global advocates that forward-leaning INGOs establish enabling environments to explicitly drive new complementary market-based and blended finance initiatives.
According to the GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network), the impact investment market exceeds over $500 billion with almost two thirds anchored in the United States and Canada. Social entrepreneurs and impact investors continue to enter into developing country markets using the power of investment capital and entrepreneurship to effect positive social change while creating business-oriented sustainability models. Thus, INGOs have a choice: engage and collaborate with these market actors or stay in their traditional grant-based business model modality. Kito Global strongly believes that INGOs are an ideal partner with impact investors, but to seize potential synergies and opportunities, INGOs need to adapt their mindsets and operational structures to allow true partnerships. Kito Global has collaborated with Humentum, ANDE, and FHI360, and others to help publish to INGO survey reports on the INGO landscape and its intersection with impact investors (the Amplify reports published in 2016 and 2018). Kito Global has established tools to help INGOs broaden the capacity of their internal business units and country offices to work more directly with these non-traditional partners.