Scaling Pathways: Case Study - Imazon

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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What does it take to scale social impact?

As we seek to create solutions to widespread, seemingly intractable problems, such as poverty and climate change, answering this question is as urgent as ever.
 
To inform the actions of social entrepreneurs and the strategies of funders who support them, the Innovation Investment Alliance, a funding and learning partnership between the Skoll Foundation and USAID’s Global Development Lab, with support from Mercy Corps, and CASE at Duke University are excited to launch Scaling Pathways.
 
The Scaling Pathways series explores the strategies that leading social enterprises have taken to scale their social impact and answers questions like - What were their scaling tactics? What were their biggest surprises and pivots? What have we learned from their successes – and failures – along the way?
 

Case Study on Imazon

This Scaling Pathways resource is an in-depth case study on Imazon. For over 25 years, Imazon has been fighting deforestation, helping to decrease the rate of deforestation by nearly 80 percent in the Brazilian Amazon. From the start, Imazon realized that one organization alone could not stop deforestation so Imazon leveraged open source data and effective partnerships to reduce deforestation. This case study dives deep into Imazon's scaling pathway and its pivots, successes and failures along the way. 
 

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