An Impact Investing Spinoff Focuses On Inequities In Education Reinforcing The Status Quo

Spun out of Omidyar Network in January 2020, Imaginable Futures recently announced a change in strategy.

Initially focused on social entrepreneurship and innovation in education, the philanthropic investment firm now aims to target inequitable systems and barriers preventing communities from full access to educational opportunity. Target regions include Brazil, Sub-Saharan Africa—particularly Kenya and South Africa—and the U.S.

It also has a hybrid funding structure, part philanthropic foundation, part impact investor.

Doubling Down

Before the pandemic hit, Amy Klement, managing partner, and her team spent over a year talking to everyone from teachers to policy makers in the organization’s targeted regions, delving into how current systems tend

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