What We Do (Mission)
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.
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The Financial Innovations Labs's Impact
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
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Financing Urban Resiliency: Innovative Approaches to Deliver Affordable Housing in Chicago
The Milken Institute, in collaboration with AECOM, held a Financial Innovations Lab in Chicago to address affordable housing as a case study for innovative financing and public-private investment partnerships in urban resilience projects, both physical and social.Read Report
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