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The first and highest rated scoop.it blog on social finance and sustainable and inclusive business. The curations are mine.
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Never Heard of ESG? It’s Time for Finance Execs to Listen Up

Never Heard of ESG? It’s Time for Finance Execs to Listen Up | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The Association for Financial Professionals is the global resource and advocate for the finance profession.
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Making Deals in Impact Investing for Greater Social Impact

Making Deals in Impact Investing for Greater Social Impact | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Impact investing is gaining traction among both large and small investors and entrepreneurs - generating financial returns, and positive social impact.
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Survey shows measured optimism for investing in emerging market private equity

Survey shows measured optimism for investing in emerging market private equity | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
More than two-thirds of global limited partners plan to maintain or increase their commitments to emerging market private equity funds, with Southeast Asia, India and Sub-Saharan Africa generating the most interest, a new survey shows.
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Start-ups That Pack a Serious Social Impact Punch

Start-ups That Pack a Serious Social Impact Punch | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Allen Proctor, president and CEO of the Center for Social Enterprise Development, cares about social enterprise.
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Kueski : Secures Largest Capital Funding for FinTech Startup in Mexico

Kueski : Secures Largest Capital Funding for FinTech Startup in Mexico | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Unprecedented funding for leading online lending platform in Mexico
positions Kueski to capitalize on first mover advantage and continue
market expansion
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How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20 households in Kenya alone.
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The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa | The GIIN

The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa | The GIIN | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
RT @mary_mwangi: The most comprehensive report on impact investing in East Africa to date by @OpenKe and @theGIIN https://t.co/1XgmFhyic8 #…
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The Institutional Impact Investing Revolution (SSIR)

The Institutional Impact Investing Revolution (SSIR) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Institutional investments that generate social and environmental impact are increasing, and they are changing the field of impact investing as they go.
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Making Deals in Impact Investing

Making Deals in Impact Investing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Impact investing is gaining traction among both large and small investors and entrepreneurs. Angels, private equity firms, and banks are expandin
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Impact Investing Is at ‘Sweet Spot’ for Advisors

Impact Investing Is at ‘Sweet Spot’ for Advisors | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Market is ‘mature enough’ but hasn’t crested, impact investing pioneer Amber Nystrom says Investors have $13.6 trillion in impact investments, representing 22% of professionally managed assets globally.
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Investors Committed $15 Billion To Social Progress And Profit In 2015

Investors Committed $15 Billion To Social Progress And Profit In 2015 | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Impact investing just keeps growing.
W. Robert de Jongh's insight:
Most investors today are interested in making lots and lots of money. And many people, as they earn lots of money, decide to give to charity. But somewhere between pure profit and pure charity is a relatively small but growing movement of investors who seek financial, environmental, and social returns of their investments all at once. They are called impact investors, and their ranks are continuing to grow.
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Impact Investing a Bright Spot in Emerging Markets Private Equity | Impact Alpha

Impact Investing a Bright Spot in Emerging Markets Private Equity | Impact Alpha | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Impact investing and emerging markets private equity are like twins that were separated at birth – and have once again been reunited. The similarities in the two marketplaces was on display at the recent Emerging Markets Private Equity Conference, organized by the Emerging Market
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The market makers: Local innovation and federal evolution for impact investing

The market makers: Local innovation and federal evolution for impact investing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Announcements of new federal regulations on the use of program-related investments (PRIs) and the launch of a groundbreaking fund in Chicago are the latest signals that impact investing, once a marginal philanthropic and policy tool, is moving into...
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BlackRock Philanthropy | BlackRock

BlackRock Philanthropy | BlackRock | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
We are committed to partnering with best in class organizations that use forward-thinking approaches to solve pressing social and environmental challenges. Learn more.
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Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Offices

Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Offices | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Impact investing enables high net worth individuals to be explicit about their shared values and to reflect them in their investment and wealth management decisions.
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Getting Smarter at the Base of the Pyramid

Getting Smarter at the Base of the Pyramid | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Michigan Ross Professor Ted London shares best practices to give business ventures that serve the world’s poor a greater chance of success.
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Investing for Maximum Impact

Investing for Maximum Impact | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Today’s investors are using their portfolios to change the world—without losing return potential
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New Crowdfunding Rules Let the Small Fry Swim With Sharks

New Crowdfunding Rules Let the Small Fry Swim With Sharks | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Starting Monday, new regulations will permit anyone, not just the moneyed, to invest in small companies in exchange for a stake in the business.
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Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016 | The GIIN

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016 | The GIIN | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
This Annual survey from @theGIIN provides a detailed analysis of the global impact investment sector #impinv #intdev https://t.co/YIrvbPBuvO
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Millennials and Impact Investment

Millennials and Impact Investment | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
While most surveys confirm millennial interest in impact investing, some suggest there is more talk than action. What are millennials actually doing about impact? Are they really taking action? What is needed to empower interested millennials to move from talk to action? This report goes straight to the source offering answers from millennials engaged in impact investing – from exploration through to execution.
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Why Diversity and Inclusion Has Become a Business Priority

Why Diversity and Inclusion Has Become a Business Priority | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
New research shows why diversity and inclusion are now a CEO-level issue for the coming year.
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Is Mexico the next Silicon Valley? Tech boom takes root in Guadalajara.

Is Mexico the next Silicon Valley? Tech boom takes root in Guadalajara. | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Tech giants and start-ups alike build an innovation industry on the fringes of the country’s drug wars
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Starbucks Issues the First U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond

Starbucks Issues the First U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Starbucks issued $500 million worth of notes whose proceeds will benefit its sustainability programs in coffee-growing regions. Called Senior Notes, they include the first U.S. corporate sustainability bond.
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Impact investing increasingly finding favour with investors, says GIIN survey

Impact investing increasingly finding favour with investors, says GIIN survey | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Investors plan a 16 per cent increase in capital committed to impact investing in 2016, according to The Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) sixth edition of its Annual Impact Investor Survey.
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