The India Impact Investors Council (IIC) strives to provide industry insights through its research initiatives from time to time. After launching a first of its kind study on analysing business model innovation and cumulative impact across the Indian Impact sectors (Link), I am pleased to announce yet another initiative, the launch of a bi-monthly newsletter "Impact Samachar" specifically curated to provide asset owners, asset managers and social enterprises with credible quality information on impact investments in India.

This India Impact Investing Newsletter will focus on
  • Investment Activity in the Indian Impact Sector: Analysis and data on latest investment trends, key deals, popular sectors in the news, key investors, exits and so on
  • Success stories: Showcasing asset managers (GPs) and Impact Enterprises with unique and Innovative business models
  • LP perspectives: Understanding the Investor viewpoint on Investment priorities, Impact Imperatives and other emerging trends In the space.
  • Popular Sector of the Season: Sector-specific analytical pieces on Share insights focused on innovation, impact, financial health and investment flows
We do hope that the "Impact Samachar" prove to be a strong source of information and research for the Indian impact sector. As many of you know, the Indian Impact Investment Industry attracted ~USD 10 Billion in equity investment over the past decade. A large base of low- income customers and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem make India an attractive destination for impact capital. However, in a world where ‘information is king’ the impact investing industry in India needs more reliable data and analysis, and IIC hopes to fill this gap with its research and analysis.

I also take this opportunity to invite you to our all-virtual week-long event: ‘The India Impact Investing Week: Prabhav 2020’ to be held between 5th to 10th October this year. You can find more details about the agenda and sessions at

We look forward to your feedback and comments.
Chair, India Impact Investors Council
Investment Partner, Omidyar Network India
Ramraj Pai
Chair, India Impact Investors Council
Investment Partner, Omidyar Network India

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GP Corner

Dialogue with
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LP Connect

Dialogue with

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Star Enterprise

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Disclaimer: Data and Information in this newsletter is made available in good faith with the exclusive intention of helping market and ecosystem players, policymakers and the public build a greater understanding of the Indian impact investing market. The data is collated from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of publication. Readers are urged to exercise independent judgment and diligence in the usage of this information for any investment decisions

Some of the information provided in this newsletter is supplied by third parties. It is important that all users understand that third party information is not an endorsement of any nature and has been put together with the sole purpose of benefiting stakeholders.