Abhilash Mudaliar serves as Director of Research and ImpactBase at the Global Impact Investing Network (“GIIN”). The GIIN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. Research at the GIIN focuses on market trends, activity, performance and practice in impact investing. ImpactBase is an online directory of over 400 impact investing funds and vehicles – an information resource for impact investors.
Prior to the GIIN, Abhilash had several years of experience in impact investing, social enterprise and international development research, including time as a microfinance consultant at Unitus, an impact investor at Elevar Equity, a social entrepreneur within Hippocampus Group, and an education policy researcher in Andhra Pradesh. He began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Abhilash studied at the University of Melbourne (Political Science and Finance) and the Harvard Kennedy School (Development Economics and Public Policy).
09 Jun 2017
This session will discuss the range of approaches to funding social impact, the inherent challenges involved and opportunities for greater use of hybrid approaches. AVPN considers social investing to encompass philanthropy, venture philanthropy and impact investing.