Days 4 and 5 of FMS: Due Diligence Process in Impact Investment

Paul_Breloff-headshotFor the fourth and fifth day of the Summer 2015 Frontier Market Scouts training program, participants met instructor Paul Breloff from Accion Venture Labs who came to speak about the due diligence process in investment in social enterprise ventures. Participants were challenged to question impact metrics as well as dive into what the process is for investors looking to get into the impact investment space. Discussion ranged from taking into account environmental impact metrics when doing a business deal to what the difference between a “good deal” and a “good business” – what are investors really looking for? What’s the risk? What’s the return? What is the valuation zone? – these among other topics were discussion points throughout the two sessions. FMS participants also got to hear from guest speakers from the Director of CSIL, Jerry Hildebrand and the Cordes foundation, Ron Cordes.








Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.