Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Client Gains in Credit Scores and Financial Capability

LUZ I. GOMEZ and ILGAR ALISULTANOV, with assistance from JOYCE KLEIN
September 11, 2014

The second publication in this series highlighting the findings from the Asset Building through Credit Pilot details the outcomes of 385 secured cardholders in terms of credit scores and financial behaviors. The paper and companion infographic offer practical lessons for practitioners, funders and others seeking to move the needle on financial capability.

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The Impact of Entrepreneurship Database Program 2014 Mid-Year Data Summary

Peter W. Roberts andn Sean Peters (Social Enterprise @ Goizueta) in collaboration with Saurabh Lall (ANDE)
September 8, 2014

This report summarizes the data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to several participating accelerator programs in 2013 and the first half of 2014. After setting aside duplicate application surveys, surveys with too much missing information, and surveys from entrepreneurs who declined to share their information with the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database program, the observations in this 2014...

Metrics to Align Mission with Financial Performance: Tips from Practitioners

Mike McCreless, Root Capital
September 2, 2014

Social enterprises and impact investors, along with non-profits and foundations, have invested significant effort in designing metrics to monitor and evaluate impact. Yet these impact metrics do not create as much value as they could. Too often, impact metrics, and the people who manage them, are siloed in their own departments, databases, and discourses, one step removed from strategic and financial...

Mapping the Impact Investing Sector in Brazil

August 28, 2014

During the past 10 years of impact investing in Brazil, we have observed a signifi cant development in the impact investing space. Five years ago, only a few players identifi ed themselves as impact investors, very few organizations in the social sector were investor-ready, and there were almost no co-investment opportunities. A steep increase in the number of investors and amount of capital, greater...

Fragmentation and Concentration in the New Digital Environment

A Report of the 2013 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Institutional Innovation
Richard Adler
August 19, 2014

Fragmentation and Concentration in the New Digital Environment by Richard Adler explores the impact of digital technology infrastructures on the fragmentation and concentration of economic activity. This report maps the effects of the digital revolution on the business environment, the nature of work and the role of leadership in navigating the organization through the constantly changing landscape....

ANDE Brazil Impact Investing Conference

Rebeca Rocha
August 13, 2014

ANDE Brazil chapter releases, in partnership with LGT VP, Quintessa Partners and University of St. Gallen, the most recent mapping about the Impact Investment sector in the country. A study conducted with various national and international investors that captures some data about capital and investments on the field as some trends and challenges for the sector evolvement in the country. 

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State of the SGB Sector: Impact Report 2013

June 28, 2014

This report highlights the state of the SGB sector and also ANDE's vision for our future. You may notice differences from previous years' publications. This year, we have designed a report that we hope will be a reference for organizations who already are involved in the sector. Rather than making the case for SGBs, this report focuses on the progress and challenges that we have seen over the past five...

Another Penny Saved: The Economic Benefit of Higher US Household Saving

June 24, 2014

On June 24, 2014, IFS Executive Director Lisa Mensah joined thought leaders from AARP, Putnam Investments, Oxford Economics, and LPL Financial to announce the release of a major research initiative undertaken by Oxford Economics, a leading economic consultancy, and co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security. Entitled Another Penny Saved: The Economic Benefit of Higher US...

Report of the Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable

Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable
David Monsma, Executive Director, and Nicole Buckley, Senior Program Manager, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute.
June 24, 2014

The Aspen Institute’s Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable was convened at Aspen Wye River in December 2013 to assess the steps required for scaling investment in and deployment of ocean conservation tools in both small-scale coastal fisheries and large-scale MPAs. This roundtable served as a platform for the ocean community to align socioeconomic and conservation goals, including the promotion of Public...

Learner at the Center of a Networked World

June 17, 2014

The Aspen Task Force on Learning and the Internet, with support and guidance from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is a group of 20 innovative and respected minds in technology, public policy, education, business, privacy and safety. The Task Force’s goal was to understand the ways in which young people learn today and to optimize learning and innovation within a trusted environment....

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