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Impact investments lower than Venture Capital and Private Equity: IIT-Madras ... - Economic Times

Impact investments lower than Venture Capital and Private Equity: IIT-Madras ... - Economic Times | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

The average investment per deal in impact investments was about $2.82 million, much lower than the overall average deal size of $32 million seen in Venture Capital and Private Equity (VCPE) investments, according to a study by the IIT-Madras.

"This is also lower than the average deal size seen in early stage VCPE investments $12.6 million. This indicates that social venture investments happen more in early stage of the company as compared to conventional venture investments," the study conducted recently by the Department of Management Studies said.

The study is the fifth in the series of IIT Madras Management Department, based on an analysis of 523 deals in 212 companies, involving 114 investors over a period of 13 years.

The fifth Annual Report on Indian Venture Capital and Private Equity, 'Convergence of Patience, Purpose, and Profit' was released by IIT Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi and received by TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education, and Co-Founder, Aarin Capital at a function.

The study also found that bulk of the investment has been in B2C businesses, which indicated that most social venture investments have been in companies that were directly providing their products and services to end consumers.

"Social investors have invested in more number of companies as compared to main stream investors. However, in terms of amount invested, foreign investors and mainstream investors have made more investment," it said.

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Apply to the 2015 Unreasonable Institute

Apply to the 2015 Unreasonable Institute | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Applications are open! click to read more about UNREASONABLE GLOBAL Open NOW through Jan 25th! Apply now! Location: Boulder, CO USA 2015 Institute Dates: July 2015 Open to ventures that: Operate anywhere in the world Are for-profit or non-profit Have achieved customer traction, meaning they have many customers/users and have the beginnings of a business…
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Keynote by Arvind Narula - Urmatt, Hilltribe Organics - TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014, Amsterdam

Arvind Narula, owner and CEO of Urmatt Ltd. (Thailand), is speaking at TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014 in Amsterdam. Arvind has over 30 years of experience in co...
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Rural and Agricultural Finance | CGAP - Microfi...

Rural and Agricultural Finance | CGAP - Microfi... | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
An estimated 500 million smallholder farming households (representing 2.5 billion people) rely to varying degrees on agricultural production for their livelihoods.
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Inclusive Business: Creating a Future Defined by Shared Values and Closer Partnerships | Sustainable Brands

Inclusive Business: Creating a Future Defined by Shared Values and Closer Partnerships | Sustainable Brands | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
[video] In this talk, Nigel will explore how Interface made the decision to explore Inclusive Business, and why partnership is so vital to the success of this type of model.
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ISIS Group changed its name to Adara Group. Congratulations Audette

ISIS Group changed its name to Adara Group. Congratulations Audette | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Adara Group is an Australian corporate advisory business, Adara Advisors, and an international development organisation, Adara Development. The objective of the business is to fund the core support costs of the foundation. We work side by side with communities and children in remote areas in Nepal and Uganda to improve their lives through health, education and other development projects. We also aim to change the way people think about the role of business, and the power of business/non-profit partnerships.

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Learn Chinese from the Handicapped in China

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Mandarin eSpeak is a division of Genashtim Innovative Learning, a social enterprise recognized by UNESCAP, ILO, The Nippon Foundation, ICEVI (International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment), and the Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability.

Mandarin eSpeak is a live, one-on-one, face-to-face, online language coaching service for Mandarin Chinese. The language coaches are persons with disabilities, working from the comfort and safety of their homes in China.

What We Need & What You Get

With 6 language coaches and support staff who are blind or wheelchair-bound, we have been able to deliver a quality service with students and as well as working professionals and businessmen. Their testimonials can be seen here http://www.mandarin-espeak.com/testimonials.php

We need to recruit and train a larger number of persons with disabilities in China to be language coaches, in order to scale the business. Target is to hire and train and additional 30 persons with disabilities over a 3 month to 6 month period. The cost of trainers, salaries and allowances of the trainee coaches for 3 months will amount to US$ 50,000.

 

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USAID promotes inclusive business for development goals

USAID promotes inclusive business for development goals | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Business Call to Action interviews Ricardo Michel, Director, Centre for Transformational Partnerships, US Global Development Lab at USAID Ricardo… (RT @OutofPoverty: USAID reevaluates development goals http://t.co/OZX2hbK2wf...
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Business Call to Action - Annual Forum on September 24 in New York City - WBCSD Inclusive Business

Business Call to Action - Annual Forum on September 24 in New York City - WBCSD Inclusive Business | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Launched at the United Nations in 2008, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) challenges companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for development impact along with commercial success.
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Morgan Stanley adds 'impact' portfolios in brokerage - InvestmentNews

Morgan Stanley adds 'impact' portfolios in brokerage - InvestmentNews | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Morgan Stanley adds 'impact' portfolios in brokerage InvestmentNews Morgan Stanley already has about $3.5 billion in more than 100 products aimed at providing social benefits along with financial returns, said Hilary Irby, who leads the New...
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Ateneo calls for entries for 'Social Entrepreneurship Venture Day Manila 2014' - GMA News

Ateneo calls for entries for 'Social Entrepreneurship Venture Day Manila 2014' - GMA News | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Philippine Star Ateneo calls for entries for 'Social Entrepreneurship Venture Day Manila 2014' GMA News The competition is open to any resident of the Philippines and other countries in South East Asia not more than 35 years old; practicing social...
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LeapFrog raises $400 mln for social impact investments in Asia, Africa - Reuters

Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release) LeapFrog raises $400 mln for social impact investments in Asia, Africa Reuters Investment bank JPMorgan and think tank Global Impact Investing Network estimate there is $46 billion in impact investments under...
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Pres. Aquino lauds PBSP's inclusive agri-business initiatives for Mindanao - Philippine Information Agency

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Pres. Aquino lauds PBSP's inclusive agri-business initiatives for Mindanao
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ASEI partners with PBSP's Inclusive Business Imperative

ASEI partners with PBSP's Inclusive Business Imperative | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the Philippines' largest corporate-led social development organization committed to poverty reduction and corporate social responsibility is at the forefront of the INCLUSIVE BUSINESS IMPERATIVE - a nationwide advocacy to promote and adopt Inclusive Business (IB) as a core business activity that embraces the poor within the company's value chain.

 

PBSP with its experience, reputation, and access to resources is at a strategic position to effectively lead the promotion and implementation of this rapidly growing concept of Inclusive Business.Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the Philippines' largest corporate-led social development organization committed to poverty reduction and corporate social responsibility is at the forefront of the INCLUSIVE BUSINESS IMPERATIVE - a nationwide advocacy to promote and adopt Inclusive Business (IB) as a core business activity that embraces the poor within the company's value chain.
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Creating Integrated Value: Beyond CSR and CSV to CIV

Creating Integrated Value: Beyond CSR and CSV to CIV | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
By Wayne Visser and Chad Kymal Creating Integrated Value (CIV) is a concept and practice that has emerged from a long tradition of thinking on the role of business in society. It has its roots in what many today call corporate (social) responsibility or CSR, corporate citizenship, business ethics and corporate sustainability. These ideas also …
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New Monitor Report on Inclusive Business: Growth for Good or Good for Growth?

How Sustainable and Inclusive Activities are Changing Business and Why Companies Aren’t Changing EnoughBy Bhaskar Chakravorti, Graham Macmillan, and Tony Siesfeld / October 2014

FULL REPORT

Economic growth in emerging markets has outpaced the growth of the supporting institutions that make up the broader context in these markets. There are many “contextual gaps,” which can give rise to political, social and environmental challenges. For businesses, both multinational and local, these markets offer some of the most promising growth opportunities.

These businesses cannot afford to wait for governments, grassroots enterprises or civil society to close the contextual gaps; nor can they rely on prevailing business-as-usual practices to automatically overcome or resolve the gaps. Businesses must actively find ways to reinforce the contexts that support the very markets they need for sustaining their growth aspirations.With emerging markets accounting for two-thirds of global GDP growth over the past decade and about 40% of current global output, investing in contextual strength is becoming an essential business need.

That context has given rise to a new wave of growth in sustainable and inclusive business activities (SIBA). But as much as the adoption of SIBA has grown, it has a long ways to go. This report analyzes what motivates companies to engage in SIBA, what challenges they face, and provides a set of recommendations for what philanthropy can do to help advance and spread these essential changes in how business is done.

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Social enterprise bill promotes better lives to poor communities in Philippines

Social enterprise bill promotes better lives to poor communities in Philippines | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

MANILA - An alliance of organizations and lawmakers reiterate the call to reduce poverty through the substitute Senate Bill 2210, otherwise known as the Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (Present) Bill.

The Social Weather Station, in a recent survey, said some 12.1 million or 55% of Filipino families consider themselves poor, while some 9.3 million or 43% families claimed that they are food-poor. These numbers are above last year’s average of 52% and 39%, respectively.

While the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew during the recent years, Filipinos do not feel that their lives become better-off. and in a study made by economist Cielito Habito, he explained that the bulk of the country’s GDP which is 76.5%, represents the rise in aggregate wealth of the 40 richest families in 2010-2011.

And the PRESENT Bill promotes social enterprise as an important way of addressing poverty. Social enterprise is a vehicle by which poor can create their own wealth in addition to employment opportunities as they assume the role of workers, suppliers, and owners in their own community enterprises.

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Four ways to build an ecosystem to support business in low-income markets

Four ways to build an ecosystem to support business in low-income markets | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Philippines is crafting a model worth replicating - by providing information, creating incentives, focusing on investment and offering real-live support for project implementation
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Perks eyed for firms with inclusive business models

The Board of Investments (BOI) is drafting a program that will grant incentives to companies that will adopt inclusive business models in their respective operations, Senator Bam Aquino said on Monday.

“The BOI launched its intention to make ‘inclusive business’ a part of its criteria (in granting) incentives. (The agency) hasn’t come out with the guidelines yet but we are hoping it can do it soon. Once the guidelines that will allow businesses to avail themselves of incentives for working with poor communities are out, can you imagine how much value and the type of value we can unlock?” Aquino said at the Makati Business Club general membership meeting Monday.

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Developmental Social Enterprise Awards | presented by PwC Philippines and BCY Foundation

Developmental Social Enterprise Awards | presented by PwC Philippines and BCY Foundation | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
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How can we advance impact investing worldwide? | Omidyar Network

How can we advance impact investing worldwide? | Omidyar Network | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Fifteen months ago, under the United Kingdom’s Presidency of the G8, Prime Minister Cameron announced the formation of a Social Impact Investment Taskforce led by Sir Ronald Cohen to advance the impact investing market worldwide.
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Tourism creates jobs | Business, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Tourism creates jobs | Business, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
While Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. has set annual targets for foreign tourist arrivals, he stressed that the strategic goal goes far beyond the number of tourists visiting the country.
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Impact investing carves new path in matching positive social outcomes with financial returns

Impact investing carves new path in matching positive social outcomes with financial returns | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Impact investing is proving a powerful tool globally in areas from sustainable agriculture to education, to childcare and affordable housing.
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More social enterprises in Singapore aim for profit and purpose - Channel News Asia

More social enterprises in Singapore aim for profit and purpose - Channel News Asia | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
More social enterprises in Singapore aim for profit and purpose Channel News Asia From there, we take that revenue and use it to fund stories about courageous people, social enterprises, and experimental travel." A-changin', another social...
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Philippines: Crop insurance against climate change for 800 Ilocano farmers - Business Insurance

Philippines: Crop insurance against climate change for 800 Ilocano farmers - Business Insurance | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Inquirer.net Philippines: Crop insurance against climate change for 800 Ilocano farmers Business Insurance The Philippine government will select at least 800 farmers in the Ilocos Norte region as beneficiaries of a crop insurance plan to cover them...
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Incubator Villgro invests in three start-ups - Economic Times

Incubator Villgro invests in three start-ups - Economic Times | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
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Incubator Villgro invests in three start-ups
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By Shonali Advani BANGALORE: Social enterprise Incubator Villgro has invested in three startups, marking its first set of funding this fiscal year.
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