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Alliance Magazine | June 2014

A special feature from Alliance Magazine further explores the challenges facing scalable, replicable market-based solutions highlighted in Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale. Highlights the potential role of impact investors as market facilitators and includes responses to Beyond the Pioneer as well as other perspectives on impact investing.

Few impact investors are willing to invest in companies targeting the poor, and even fewer are willing to invest at the early stages of the creation of these businesses, creating a pioneer gap.