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US boosts public-private partnerships to grow impact investing

US boosts public-private partnerships to grow impact investing | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
USAID invests $6.3 million with three partners, leveraging $40 million in total benefits to social enterprises
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White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich

White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
The White House hosts “next generation” philanthropists about to step into billions.
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Global Impact Investing Network Expands Collaboration with Omidyar Network, USAID, and The Rockefeller Foundation to Support Growth of the Impact Investing Field | U.S. Agency for International Dev...

Global Impact Investing Network Expands Collaboration with Omidyar Network, USAID, and The Rockefeller Foundation to Support Growth of the Impact Investing Field | U.S. Agency for International Dev... | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
“Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a collaboration to promote impact investing by supporting research, outreach, and other field-building activities...”
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Toniic Early Stage Global Impact Investing E-Guide - Fall 2013

Toniic Early Stage Global Impact Investing E-Guide - Fall 2013 | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it

The goal of this e-guide is simple: to help those with an interest in investing in early-stage impact enterprises learn how this work is being done by their peers from wherever they are in the world. Using “The 7-Step Framework”, it aims to help investors, especially those exploring how impact investing compares to their current investment practice, go from learning to action as global practitioners in impact investing.

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IMF warns of slow progress achieving gender equality

IMF warns of slow progress achieving gender equality | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Progress toward achieving gender equality around the globe has stalled in recent years, with women still holding fewer salaried jobs than men and receiving lower wages for their...
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All the more reason to invest in companies that focus on empowering women

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New database aims to crack lack of information in impact investing

New database aims to crack lack of information in impact investing | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Impact investing, a nascent financial sector designed to generate social and environmental benefits as well as financial returns, is gaining traction but suffers from a lack of comprehensive data about deals and the actual impact investments are...
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ImpactSpace, billed as a first-of-its-kind database, hopes to make information about the impact investing market available to everyone -and maintainable by anyone—and to provide a comprehensive picture of the companies, investors and deals in the sector.

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Social Impact Investment Taskforce takes shape

Social Impact Investment Taskforce takes shape | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it

A global consortium of leading social finance experts was formally announced this month during the SOCAP social capital markets conference - it's part of a commitment made by the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum earlier this year

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A global consortium of leading social finance experts was formally announced this month during the SOCAP social capital markets conference - it's part of a commitment made by the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum earlier this year

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New platform seeks to boost seed-stage investing of social enterprises

New platform seeks to boost seed-stage investing of social enterprises | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Donor advised funds provide a straightforward, low-cost way to make grants to ventures supporting the causes an investor cares most about, and all the earned growth is tax-free
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Seed stage investing is a growing need in the impact investment market and a growing opportunity to support social entrepreneurs building businesses to yield social, environmental and financial returns - the new Seed Ventures Platform seeks to address this need

 

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Africa: Invest in Ourselves for Profit and Social Good - Elumelu - AllAfrica.com

Africa: Invest in Ourselves for Profit and Social Good - Elumelu - AllAfrica.com | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Sudan Vision Africa: Invest in Ourselves for Profit and Social Good - Elumelu AllAfrica.com The new fund, administered by the Global Impact Investing Network, is competitively funding 12-month projects by seven or eight applicants that demonstrate...
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Jacob Lief And Ubuntu, On Philanthrophy And Giving The African Way

Jacob Lief And Ubuntu, On Philanthrophy And Giving The African Way | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Jacob Lief (left) and Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula (right), co-founders of Ubuntu Education Fund Aid to Africa is remains a controversial topic with the latest storm erupting between Microsoft MSFT +0.5% co-founder and billionaire philanthropist, Bill...
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Charities buying more from social enterprises, according to latest data

Charities buying more from social enterprises, according to latest data | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Celia Richardson of Social Enterprise UK says the third sector is beginning to understand the benefits of doing so (RT @CharityBank: Good to see charities buying more from social enterprises, according to latest data:
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Canada's spot on the G8 impact investing totem pole: An interview ...

Canada's spot on the G8 impact investing totem pole: An interview ... | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Note: This blog originally appeared on the SocialFinance.ca website. It has been re-published here with permission from the author. What's your respons.
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Governments must do more to grow impact investing - G8 taskforce chair Cohen

Governments must do more to grow impact investing - G8 taskforce chair Cohen | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Growth of market in social good investments hampered by regulations despite huge demand
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I interviewed Sir Ronald Cohen, chair of the G8 Social Investment Task Force, and Matt Bannick of the Omidyar Network at SOCAP14, a conference that brings together social innovators and investors 

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Resources and Tools: Impact Investing - INNOVATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Resources and Tools: Impact Investing - INNOVATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
“Impact Investing Reports Monitor Institute, Investing for Social and Environmental Impact, January 2009. Sullivan, Paul With Impact Investing, a Focus on More Than Returns, April 23, 2010 Fraser, Bruce W.”
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The five stages of grief for a failed social entrepreneur - The Guardian

The five stages of grief for a failed social entrepreneur - The Guardian | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
“ The Guardian The five stages of grief for a failed social entrepreneur The Guardian Why did I fail to turn Citizen Effect into a self-sustaining social enterprise?”
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Women’s Role in World Economy Adds Up - SocialEarth

Women’s Role in World Economy Adds Up - SocialEarth | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
With a staggering one billion women around the world set to enter the global economy in the coming decade, women in the workforce play a pivotal role in spurring economic [...]
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The impact of women on the global economy as producers, entrepreneurs, employees and consumers will be at least as significant as that of China’s or India’s one-billion-plus populations, if not greater, experts predict 

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Millennials Will Drive Impact Investments

Millennials Will Drive Impact Investments | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, the World Economic Forum published a report discussing the rising potential of impact...
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The transfer of wealth from baby boomers to their children is a key driver for impact investing - investments that don't look just for a financial return but also to create solutions to the worrld's most pressing problems


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Social entrepreneurs search for the "Good Economy", long-term strategies, better data and ... money

Social entrepreneurs search for the "Good Economy", long-term strategies, better data and ... money | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Conference hopes to bring together investors and firms doing socially useful work in developing countries so they can both do good and make a return on their money.
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My interview with SOCAP co-founder and convener Kevin Jones ahead of this month's SOCAP 13 conference 

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What happens when a social enterprise and an oil giant join forces?

What happens when a social enterprise and an oil giant join forces? | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Solar lamps will have a growing role to play in providing inexpensive and safe evening lights in parts of the world without the money or grid access for electricity, or in places looking for more sustainable sources of light...
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Social enterprise d.light and Total teamed up to sell solar-powered lamps - and the partnership brought challenges for both 

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Impact Investing in the Middle East: What Next? (SSIR)

Impact Investing in the Middle East: What Next? (SSIR) | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Impact investment opportunities could arise across the MENA region with the proper incentives and regulatory framework.
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An Impact Investing Milestone: The London Principles - Huffington Post

An Impact Investing Milestone: The London Principles - Huffington Post | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
The Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) London Principles -- a critical piece of market infrastructure -- have just been launched at an international conference in the UK.
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Making Co-Creation Work for Your Company | Socialenterprise Blog

Making Co-Creation Work for Your Company | Socialenterprise Blog | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
What is co-creation? New blog from SEUK member @Latimergroup, that design creative campaigns with their audience http://t.co/LTkVTCtyG8
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Impact Investing in the Middle East: What Next? | Stanford Social ...

Impact Investing in the Middle East: What Next? | Stanford Social ... | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
Impact investment opportunities could arise across the MENA region with the proper incentives and regulatory framework.
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Partnering for Global Impact 2013: Spotlight on Impact Partners | Blog | Social Finance

Partnering for Global Impact 2013: Spotlight on Impact Partners | Blog | Social Finance | Impact investing for a better world | Scoop.it
SocialFinance.ca is a network of investors, enterprises, and enablers that are actively harnessing finance for social impact through community investment, microfinance, social enterprise, philanthropy, and responsible investment.
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