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Investment Research Consultant: Latin America and Southeast Asia
Thousand Currents is excited to launch the search for research consultants to support our investment work. As an extension of our broader work we have been experimenting in participatory impact investment that operated internationally. Up to this point we have brought together 10 grassroots organizations in the Global South and 8 investors in the Global North to form the Members Assembly, which is the governing and decision making body of the fund. To-date, 6 investments have been made in the form of integrated capital i.e. a combination of loans and grant funding. The fund’s guiding principles look beyond financial returns and uplift work that builds and strengthens economic power in communities. We intend to expand our investment work and in the new phase, focus on mobilizing investment capital into two regions, Latin America and Southeast Asia:
Thousand Currents is working on a research project to examine:
- How the landscape of funding intermediaries (working in the areas of global development and climate justice) has developed since 2015;
- How the characteristics of these funding intermediaries differ from public foundations doing regranting; and
- What implications do funding intermediaries have for existing public foundation intermediaries
Thousand Currents is seeking a graduate student researcher to support the research and writing activities of the project. The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Fahad Ahmad (University of Toronto) who will be leading this research project on behalf of Thousand Currents. Learn more about the position here.
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