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New Impact Investment Opportunity Equals New Affordable Housing in Seattle

New Impact Investment Opportunity Equals New Affordable Housing in Seattle | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Seattle Foundation led a cohort of local philanthropists in a strategic partnership  with Bellwether Housing’s Seattle Futures Fund, creating an opportunity for them to invest in local affordable housing development and explore this philanthropic ...
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Adding a Social Dimension to Strategy - Institute For Strategy And Competitiveness - Harvard Business School

Adding a Social Dimension to Strategy - Institute For Strategy And Competitiveness - Harvard Business School | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
How can a company re-position their strategy for #sharedvalue? http://t.co/0xgtxp8hsV http://t.co/lUFWSzgxPb
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If You Want To Save Lives, Become An Investment Baker - Huffington Post - Huffington Post

If You Want To Save Lives, Become An Investment Baker - Huffington Post - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
LONDON, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investment banking doesn't rank highly on most people's lists of ethical career choices, but according to one of the world's most famous living philosophers...
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Climate Change Complicates Efforts to End Poverty

Climate Change Complicates Efforts to End Poverty | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Climate change hits the poorest the hardest, those living in this most vulnerable areas with the fewest resources to help them adapt or recovery quickly from shocks.
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Building African Participation in Global Value Chains

Building African Participation in Global Value Chains | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @Oxbourn: How can Africa build brands & businesses that create jobs for its youth? http://t.co/0G9Wblcinh
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ADB $200 Million Loan to Help India’s Axis Bank Finance Smallholder Farmers

ADB $200 Million Loan to Help India’s Axis Bank Finance Smallholder Farmers | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Bank has signed a $200 million loan with Axis Bank Ltd to extend finance to low-income smallholder farmers.
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A Rising US$ 750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Rising US$ 750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A Rising US$ 750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin... http://t.co/AD6CML5sZe
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Young entrepreneurs taking Africa forward, says Obama: 10 facts about them ... - Mail & Guardian Africa

Young entrepreneurs taking Africa forward, says Obama: 10 facts about them ... - Mail & Guardian Africa | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Give us the space, and we will do the rest, continent's dynamic job-creators say.
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Impact Investments can Bridge $2.5 Trillion Annual Gap for Development | Justmeans - Justmeans (blog)

Impact Investments can Bridge $2.5 Trillion Annual Gap for Development | Justmeans - Justmeans (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Investments that have a social or environmental benefit have grown substantially in the last few years.
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The Ethics of Innovation (SSIR)

The Ethics of Innovation (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
An ethical framework can bridge the worlds of startup technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.
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Philanthropy life lessons from private equity billionaire George Roberts - San Francisco Business Times

Philanthropy life lessons from private equity billionaire George Roberts - San Francisco Business Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This private equity billionaire, who's worth a cool $5.2 billion, talks about why philanthropy is important and why helping people find jobs is crucial to the U.S. economy.
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Why Corporate Social-Responsibility Programs Are Inadequate

Why Corporate Social-Responsibility Programs Are Inadequate | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Large companies spend millions on small, piecemeal fixes. But they also spend millions lobbying against regulations that could do much more.
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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models (SSIR)

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained.
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Smallholder Farmers Are The New Global Food Frontier | Hugh Locke - Huffington ... - Huffington Post

Smallholder Farmers Are The New Global Food Frontier | Hugh Locke - Huffington ... - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
One-third of the world's 7.3 billion people are smallholder farmers and their families who produce nearly 70 percent of all food consumed worldwide on 60 percent of the planet's arable land.
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Mining & Community: Deep Impact Investing - RSF Social Finance

Mining & Community: Deep Impact Investing - RSF Social Finance | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This article was originally published in the Summer 2015 RSF Quarterly. Chet Tchozewski has been involved in grassroots environmental philanthropy globally for more than 20 years as founder and director of Global Greengrants Fund.
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Power Metering Market Worth $17.8 Billion by 2020 - MarketWatch - MarketWatch

Power Metering Market Worth $17.8 Billion by 2020 - MarketWatch - MarketWatch | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Power Metering Market Worth $17.8 Billion by 2020 - MarketWatch MarketWatch M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet...
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Apple, Goldman Among Firms in $140 Billion Climate Pledge

Apple, Goldman Among Firms in $140 Billion Climate Pledge | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The commitments are being announced as President Obama is looking to build momentum toward a legacy-defining global climate accord in Paris.
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Getting Beyond Hype: Four Questions to Predict Real Impact (SSIR)

Getting Beyond Hype: Four Questions to Predict Real Impact (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A simple way to think about investment and design.
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Should businesses measure their social impact?

Should businesses measure their social impact? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Tris Lumley looks at the differences between businesses, social enterprises and charities when it comes to social impact
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What is a social enterprise? Defining social enterprise and social business

What is a social enterprise? Defining social enterprise and social business | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What is a social enterprise? Social enterprise vs. social business and everything in between.
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Noy touts economic gains - Philippine Star

Noy touts economic gains - Philippine Star | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A stable economy with the highest GDP growth in 40 years and second best in Asia after China; a million jobs generated as of January further reducing unemployment, and reduced number of overseas Filipino workers from 10 million to eight million in...
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"Money is Local, Impact is Global" for Angel Investing

"Money is Local, Impact is Global" for Angel Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Michael "Luni" Libes

In the traditional world of early stage, Angel and VC investing, money is
local. Studies show that over 80% of funding at Angel groups and Series A
VCs goes to businesses in the same city/region as the funders.
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AfDB issues $20 million infrastructure bonds for a Japanese life insurance company - StarAfrica.com

AfDB issues $20 million infrastructure bonds for a Japanese life insurance company - StarAfrica.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS, 22 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently sold USD 20 million in infrastructure bonds to Fukoku Mutual Life
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An Affordable Smart Tractor For African Farmers And Their Tiny Farms - Co.Exist

An Affordable Smart Tractor For African Farmers And Their Tiny Farms - Co.Exist | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Hello Tractor is Zipcar for the farming setand in Nigeria, it just might change the lives of a lot of farmers.
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