In partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, the RIN is proud to announce the Refugee Opportunity Index. The ROI will shine a light on policy shortcomings and serve as a tool to incentivize policy reforms that support refugee economic integration and inclusive growth.
Fabiola Salman, Marcos Paya, and Sylvia Warren from Dalberg Advisors detail the opportunities for individuals, investors, and governments to collaborate to find solutions to the migration crisis in Latin America. With case studies focused on Mexico, the Northern Triangle and Venezuela, they examine the innovative enterprises and financial tools being used to improve the livelihoods of thousands of displaced people.
This Forbes interview with Thane Kreiner of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University details the ways that the RIN works with incubators and accelerators to build the field of refugee investing. The Miller Center has a dedicated program for refugee entrepreneurs and is planning to have a second cohort of entrepreneurs in the near future.
This Euromoney feature on the RIN’s launch details the organizations initiatives, along with the work of its partners to find sustainable and durable solutions to the crisis of forced migration. RIN founder John Kluge is interviewed to discuss the Refugee Lens, as are Lev Plaves from Kiva and Kasra Movahedi from IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity.
In this special report, Ipsos contributes to building a better global understanding of the benefits of welcoming refugees. Managing Directors John Kluge and Tim Docking co-author a chapter on Refugee Investing in this report on private sector involvement in solutions to global forced migration.
Forbes feature on businesses changing the stigma surrounding refugees through entrepreneurship.
Reuters feature on businesses across the globe helping to solve issues faced by displaced peoples.
Seoul-based startup allows the displaced to generate income using their own set of professional skills.
On World Refugee Day, YourStory shines the spotlight on these startup founders using technology to help refugees navigate the world.
This Asia Times article outlines the application of private capital market tools to address funding shortfalls recommended under the new United Nations Global Compact for Refugees.
Syrian refugee and coding instructor develops toolbox for refugees to learn coding at home.
ImpactAlpha details the RIN’s efforts to match investable refugee-focused funds and ventures with investors. “Investors are already participating in refugee and migration deals,” John Kluge of the Refugee Investment Network told ImpactAlpha. “What is new and what is changing is that there are increasingly more investors doing this by design and intent.”