Intentionality, design thinking, and theory of change


“An investor’s intention to have a positive social or environmental impact through investments is essential to impact investing”. (Source:

This is how the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) explains the concept of intentionality, one of the core characteristics of impact investing.

At AvantFaire we believe that the concept of intentionality is strictly linked with design thinking and formulating a theory of change, and Catherine Chen talked about it in Funds Global Asia:

(The article originally appeared in Funds Global Asia)

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