Past Use of Catalytic Capital Is Key to Its Future

Uses for catalytic capital are broad, creative, and diverse.

The grant proposals illustrate the breadth of organizations, institutions, and individuals that are working to drive a deeper understanding of catalytic capital and the diverse ways that it has been used.

We can leverage deep experience with catalytic capital to advance nascent sectors.

Catalytic capital is not new. It has a long track record in some geographies and sectors. The challenge now is leveraging and transferring existing experience to sectors where catalytic capital has not been widely available.

Evidence-based strategies are critical to market expansion.

We know that a great deal of social and environmental progress stalls because underlying capital gaps constrain progress. But often that information is anecdotal, seen through the lens of one organization’s experience or isolated surveys.



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