Center for Financial Innovation Labs
What We Do
Financial Innovations Labs tackles funding gaps around a specific economic development issue by holding a microscope to the problem and analyzing it from every angle.
The team conducts comprehensive financial R&D, which includes a landscape analysis and review of gating issues, as well as ideation of possible solutions. Key stakeholders are then convened in an intensive all-day working session to share best practices and promote buy-in for new models. The team generates a summary report which facilitates idea implementation and serves as an easy-to-reference shared record. Finally, new ideas generated at the Lab are profiled at other Institute convenings, further magnifying the impact.
Impact of Financial Innovations Labs
helped design over USD 2 billion in innovative investment funds focused on bridging financing gaps in various sectors, from biotech to agriculture.
helped design a pooled donor fund with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which resulted in improved health outcomes for 20 million children from just one investment.
worked with a coalition of donors, including the Gates Foundation, to spur agricultural improvement in Africa resulting in reduced Aflatoxin contamination of Maize crops.
Long-Term Care: a Landscape Analysis
Long-term care (LTC) is one of the nation's most pressing challenges. This landscape analysis, conducted by The Center for the Future of Aging and Innovative Finance teams, highlights the barriers to LTC needs and recommends steps to improve it throughout the United States.Learn More