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The Business Solution to Poverty - A no-nonsense, solutions-focused approach to Creating Shared Value : Book Review | Shared Value Initiative

Launch today! @OutofPoverty's book #TheBusinessSolutionToPoverty. My review via @SVInitiative community http://t.co/aefFYvRr6K #SharedValue
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Impact Insights: The role of intermediaries in the impact investment ecosystem

In this session of Impact Insights, we explored the role of impact advisors as key intermediaries in the impact investment ecosystem, focusing on both suppor...
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Getting Started | IRIS: Impact Reporting and Investment Standards

Getting Started | IRIS: Impact Reporting and Investment Standards | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Take the guesswork out of which performance metrics to use.

By cataloging the most useful metrics from across the industry in one place, IRIS makes it easier to create informed performance measurement systems and avoid mistakes that affect results and credibility.

Compare your performance data within your own portfolio and against your peers.

By providing a common language to talk about results, IRIS makes it easier to compare investments and communicate performance to the entire industry.

Grow your credibility and the credibility of the impact investing industry.

IRIS bolsters impact investing by providing your investors with access to a credible set of industry-wide data that present a clear picture of how well you are meeting targets and what impact your investments are having.

 

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Dump the Stupid Prizes, Multiply the Rest (SSIR)

Dump the Stupid Prizes, Multiply the Rest (SSIR) | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Recently, my friend and long-time mentor Kevin Starr wrote an article entitled “Dump the Prizes,” published here on Stanford Social Innovation Review. I was initially concerned, because in addition to my day job at the nonprofit One Acre Fund, I am on the board of D-Prize. As the name implies, D-Prize awards prizes to social entrepreneurs, and apparently Kevin wants to dump it. Drama? Intrigue? I challenge Kevin to a duel at sundown!

Actually, that may not be necessary. Upon reading the article, I found myself basically agreeing with everything he writes. However, after considering his arguments, I came to the opposite conclusion: We need more prize competitions.

 

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PH grows 7.5% in Q2

PH grows 7.5% in Q2 | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Rappler is a social news network. Our stories provide perspective, inspire community engagement, smart conversations, & action for social change.
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Making Impact Investible: Measuring the "Impact" of Impact Investment

Making Impact Investible: Measuring the "Impact" of Impact Investment | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
'Making Impact Investible: Measuring the (CSRwire Talkback - Making Impact Investible: Measuring the "Impact" of Impact Investment - See more at: http://t.co/zYpStdCzma)...
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JFC backs farmers entrepreneurship plan

JFC backs farmers entrepreneurship plan | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. is pushing for the expansion to the Visayas this year of the farmers entrepreneurship program (FEP), which is being implemented in partnership with civil society and the government.
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Register now: BoP Global Network - Summit 2013

Register now: BoP Global Network - Summit 2013 | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Enterprise for a Sustainable World (ESW) and Global Social Impact (GSI) in collaboration with the BoP Learning Labs from around the world (with the support of the private sector and partnerships with non-profit and government organizations) will host the first BoP Global Network Summit, November 7 - 8, 2013 in Sao Paulo – Brazil.

The forum will focus on pushing the boundaries of BoP business by highlighting innovative new clean technology products and inclusive business models for the base of the pyramid from around the world. Individual Learning Labs will present “Living Cases”—real -life BoP initiatives that are being implemented by entrepreneurs or corporate innovators--that are pushing the envelope in doing business with the base of the pyramid, environmentally, socially, and financially.

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Incubating Aquaculture Businesses at the Base of the Pyramid | Humanitarian News

Incubating Aquaculture Businesses at the Base of the Pyramid | Humanitarian News | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Our friends at ImpactIQ are running a series of articles on market-driven approaches to sustainable oceans and fisheries, in conjunction with the Oceans track running at this year's SOCAP conference.
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Innovating for Shared Value

Dow’s breakthrough shows business at its best: innovating to meet society’s needs and build a profitable enterprise. In “Creating Shared Value” (HBR January–February 2011), our FSG colleagues Michael Porter and Mark Kramer argue that achieving those twin goals represents the next competitive frontier for companies.

Corporate leaders have awakened to that fact. They realize that social problems present both daunting constraints to their operations and vast opportunities for growth. But many are struggling to implement the shared value concept. To assist them, we have studied more than 30 companies that, like Dow, innovate to create scalable models for delivering social benefits and business value (see the exhibit “Who’s Creating Shared Value”). We have found that these companies consistently rely on five mutually reinforcing elements, whose optimal form and balance depend on a firm’s culture, context, and strategy.

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SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013 Global change-makers are coming - Philippine Star

SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013 Global change-makers are coming - Philippine Star | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013 Global change-makers are coming Philippine Star Bam Aquino, the first social entrepreneur to join the Philippine Senate, highlights the important role of social enterprise because it “goes beyond the 'dole-out'...
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Impact Investing, Soros-Style - INSEAD Knowledge

Impact Investing, Soros-Style - INSEAD Knowledge | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Impact Investing, Soros-Style
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“People invest in this 'high impact capital',” he explains, “with two objectives: one is the financial return of course, but the second is the social return.” And the challenge.
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Punjabis in Philippines: Money-lending business fraught with danger

Punjabis in Philippines: Money-lending business fraught with danger | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Money-lending business fraught with danger. Rare insights into the history and business model of Punjabi money lenders, commonly known as "Mumbais", in the Philippines.

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Our research: Social Entrepreneurship -- Changing the game

Dr Alex Nicholls, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School discusses the development of social impact bonds.
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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC : and NGO Gawad Kalinga sign a partnership to increase access to energy in the Philippines

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC : and NGO Gawad Kalinga sign a partnership to increase access to energy  in the Philippines | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Schneider Electric and NGO Gawad Kalinga sign a partnership to increase access to energy and associated services in the Philippines



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When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? (SSIR)

When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? (SSIR) | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
It is possible for impact investors to achieve social impact along with market rate returns, but it's not easy to do. (Good2Know: When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?
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The future for social enterprise is dependent on large corporations, predicts ... - Fresh Business Thinking

The future for social enterprise is dependent on large corporations, predicts ... - Fresh Business Thinking | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Seeking $100 Million Of Social Impact Through Investments

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Seeking $100 Million Of Social Impact Through Investments | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
VideoThe W.K. Kellogg Foundation focuses its work on families, children, education and health in the U.S.
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Mission driven investment - The way forward for foundations to increase impact without increasing donations

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Korea’s largest social enterprise “Happynarae” expands into China

Korea’s largest social enterprise “Happynarae” expands into China | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Korean social enterprise "Happynarae" will create a limited liability company in Suzhou, near Shanghai.
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11 Projects Selected for BoP Business Promotion Survey | Press Releases | News & Features | JICA

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides technical cooperation and other forms of aid promoting economic and social development in developing countries and aims to advance international cooperation.
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8 defining milestones in India's social enterprise landscape

8 defining milestones in India's social enterprise landscape | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
This 67th year of freedom, eight milestones that have played an important role in shaping India's social enterprise landscape and the lessons they teach us.
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Intrapreneurship in Social Business - Innovation Excellence (blog)

Intrapreneurship in Social Business - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Intrapreneurship in Social Business Innovation Excellence (blog) Over the course of the past year, there have been three distinct lessons that have stuck with me: 1) consumer insights can truly shape and determine a business' success; 2)...
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Event Audio: Base of the Pyramid Consumers - Getting the Right Product to the Right People

Event Audio: Base of the Pyramid Consumers - Getting the Right Product to the Right People | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
  Related Audio: Introduction by Simon Maxwell, Event Chair Audio: Nisha Dutt, Country Manager, India, Business Innovation Facility Audio: Andrew Kambobe, C… (Checking out "Event Audio: Base of the Pyramid Consumers" on Business Fights Poverty:
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Deloitte | Thoughtware | State of the Low-Income Housing Market - India

Deloitte | Thoughtware | State of the Low-Income Housing Market - India | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Housing for the urban poor in India has failed to keep up with the rapid urbanisation. This has led to low-income families living in cramped, sub-standard and often rented accommodations with limited access to civic amenities. The Government estimates a shortage of more than 18 million homes, of which 95% are in the EWS and LIG segment, an income class with families earning up to INR 16,000 per month. While there is an increased interest in supplying housing and housing finance to low-income customers, the gap between supply and need is huge. Given the scenario, the report focuses only on market based, i.e. privately-built and privately-financed, solutions for low-income housing in India.

Click here to download the complete report

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Important report from the group which authored Emerging Markets, Emerging Models

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