Rehana Nathoo is a former Rockefeller Foundation program associate, where she worked on program initiatives related to economic development and the Foundation’s innovative finance work.
Feb 11 2015Blog Post Incubators Are Helping Impact Enterprises Grow, But Are They Making a Difference? Market and enterprise-based solutions for development objectives are on the rise among actors both old and new. So why aren’t more problems being solved? To tackle part of this question, we looked at the proliferation of impact enterprises, organizations that aim for financial and social returns from the systems in which they operate. As part […] Amira Bliss, Rehana Nathoo Nov 13 2014Blog Post Innovation: Found in Translation Throughout history, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, startups, and others have boldly pushed the leading edge of innovation. And while many of their ideas were driven by shareholders and revenues, they often hold immense potential to improve the lives of poor or vulnerable people around the world. Whether it’s a market innovation called microfinance that’s traveled from Bangladesh […] Faizal Karmali, Rehana Nathoo Sep 06 2014Blog Post Searching for the Next Big Idea: Part III The final day of the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) 2014 Conference concluded with many more of your innovative ideas and applications for innovative finance in global development. During the opening plenary on Wednesday, we told you that we’d be looking for your #BigIdeas on Twitter to gain insights on where you see the most potential […] Rehana Nathoo Sep 05 2014Blog Post Searching for the Next Big Idea: Part II Marking day two of the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) 2014 and it continued in the spirit of great ideas and fascinating conversations on the future of innovative finance. At the opening plenary, Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rodin announced that our team is monitoring Twitter and aggregating your #BigIdeas to learn more about how you see […] Rehana Nathoo Sep 04 2014Blog Post Searching for the Next Big Idea: Part I Yesterday was the first day of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) 2014 journey. Kicking-off the day, Rockefeller Foundation president Dr. Judith Rodin took the audience through the foundation’s impact investing work since 2007, when the Foundation helped build the field. More importantly, though, Dr. Rodin spoke about the Foundation’s vision for the future […] Rehana Nathoo