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WHAT DO YOU THINK: Will social impact investing be the new venture capital?

WHAT DO YOU THINK: Will social impact investing be the new venture capital? | Creative Economy | Scoop.it

"Governments around the world are straining to fund their commitments to solve [social] problems and are limited by old ways of doing things. Social entrepreneurs are stultified by traditional forms of financing. Donations and grants don't allow them to innovate and grow."

 


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:04 PM

Ashoka believes it is critical that both the type and amount of financial resources available to the social sector grow rapdily to meet our global challenges -- and that impact investing has tremendous potential to address the growing social sector's needs. According to Ashoka's Social Financial Services initiative, "The question is not whether it can, but whether it will." How can "we create a financial environment that favors value-based entrepreneurship and fosters innovations through the wise allocation of philanthropic and investment capital?" What is the potential of impact investing: could it be the new venture capital? Check out this piece on the matter from the Harvard Business Review and share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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[HUB Workbench] Art of Collaborative Leadership: Community Building for a New Economy

[HUB Workbench] Art of Collaborative Leadership: Community Building for a New Economy | Creative Economy | Scoop.it

The Art of Collaborative Leadership and Social Innovation is informed by the Art of Hosting (AoH), a set of patterns and practices for working with complexity. It invites curiosity, non judgment and generosity, believes conversations matter and that good conversation will lead to wise action with different results.


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It's one thing to say we engage in civil discourse, and quite another to actually embrace cultural competence. Our community centers need to provide opportunities for all of us to learn to listen and share.

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Happy Planet Index (or Economics as if People and the Planet Mattered) « The Story of Stuff Project

Happy Planet Index (or Economics as if People and the Planet Mattered) « The Story of Stuff Project | Creative Economy | Scoop.it

The New Economics Foundation, whose motto is “economics as if people and the planet mattered,” created the Happy Planet Index, or HPI, which evaluates countries based on 3 components: their level of health, level of well-being and rate of resource consumption. Basically, the HPI is a measure of how effectively a country converts resources into human well being. Some countries do this very efficiently and some countries – like mine – less so.


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absolute incentive to launch our sustainability campus by opening the reuse center and initiating adjacent community gardens NOW

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, February 17, 2013 8:12 PM

Gross National Product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” — Robert F. Kennedy

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Emery Community Arts Center | SCUP Award-Winning Community Space - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Emery Community Arts Center | SCUP Award-Winning Community Space - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | Creative Economy | Scoop.it

The University of Maine at Farmington received a 2012 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award for its Emery Community Arts Center.

 

What do you think about this space in relation to the ACUI Summit's report, and the Utah experiential building article? (Those articles are available here, but only until Friday for non-SCUP members.)

 

the awards page,the center's home page, a link to a set of interior photographs. anda Google search results page for related images.

 

In addition to creating community between the campus and its surroundings, the interior is designed to accommodate many informal interactions.


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Beyond the Story of Stuff

Beyond the Story of Stuff | Creative Economy | Scoop.it

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.


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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, February 17, 2013 8:08 PM

Ok, so you already saw it? Then watch it again, and this time, ask yourself how setting a wealth threshold might help solve the issues addressed in this video. Guess what? It's not just about being more ecology-minded as individuals. One key point is towards the end: "taking back our government"; but there are many other implications. Can you find them?

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INSPIRATION: 8 Steps To Becoming A Changemaker In 2013

INSPIRATION: 8 Steps To Becoming A Changemaker In 2013 | Creative Economy | Scoop.it

"To Ashoka Fellow Charlie Murphy, a Changemaker is "someone who has figured out how to connect their creativity with what they care about and has summoned the courage to do so... Someone becomes a change-maker by first discovering who they are in relationship to self, other, and the wider community of life. They find that place where their greatest joy and the worlds need intersect."


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, February 12, 2013 8:53 AM

The new year is underway. What is your plan to make change? Perhaps you have an idea, but need some tools and advice to help you get started? Read these 8 tips on how to be a changemaker from Ashoka's UK Office and go make change today!

Fabiola | Changemakers Forward's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:16 AM

Great one! "Someone becomes a change-maker by first discovering who they are in relationship to self, other, and the wider community of life. They find that place where their greatest joy and the worlds need intersect."