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TONIIC Sustainable Development Goals – Impact Theme Framework

TONIIC Sustainable Development Goals – Impact Theme Framework | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Toniic Institute, the global action community for impact investors, today released the first version of the Toniic SDG Impact Theme Framework at the Confluence Philanthropy 7th Annual Practitioners Gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Framework links 11 macro impact investing themes, and 55 subthemes, to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 
The goal of the framework, the development of which Toniic will curate as a public good, is to allow impact investors to align their investments with the SDGs and thereby find greater alignment and synergy in global investment opportunities.
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Editor's Choice, March 2017: Delving inside the down-pyramid marketing strategies of Unilever and Tetra Pak - Inclusive Business Hub

Editor's Choice, March 2017: Delving inside the down-pyramid marketing strategies of Unilever and Tetra Pak - Inclusive Business Hub | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
My Editor’s Choice this month covers two reports which delve into the strategies of two multinationals as they engage with base-of-pyramid consumers.   They unveil the techniques that Unilever is using to reach rural markets and that Tetra Pak embraces to reach ‘Deeper into the Pyramid’. Both pieces are unashamedly about …
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The entrepreneurs bringing clean water to poor communities in Pakistan

The entrepreneurs bringing clean water to poor communities in Pakistan | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Pakistan ranks high for water stress, especially among those living at the base of the pyramid. Inclusive businesses pioneering water treatment technologies aim to help
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Five Key Themes and Some Takeaways from ImpactAssets’ Investment Roundtables | ImpactAlpha

Five Key Themes and Some Takeaways from ImpactAssets’ Investment Roundtables | ImpactAlpha | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Leaders from Cornerstone Capital, Gitterman Wealth Management, Imprint Capital (Goldman Sachs), CTC/MyCFO, Rockefeller Foundation, Wetherby Asset Management, UBS, Veris Wealth Partners and other organizations joined ImpactAssets in early 2017 for roundtable discussions in New York City and Sa
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Linking sustainable supply, inclusive business models and innovative finance - Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

Linking sustainable supply, inclusive business models and innovative finance - Forests, Trees and Agroforestry | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Pressures on forests and lands are increasing as the world population and economies keep growing. This pressure also leads to better solutions from public and private actors to enhance sustainable supply mechanisms and integrate smallholders in supply chains. In this context, Flagship 3 Sustainable global value chains and investments for supporting forest conservation and equitable development embraces the challenge of researching and providing options of how value chains and investments can be made more sustainable and inclusive, and leverage the potential of finance for scaling up.
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Leveraging Impact Investment for Global Development? | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Leveraging Impact Investment for Global Development? | Center for Strategic and International Studies | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The term “impact investing” was first coined in 2007 at a gathering hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation, and it refers to investments into companies, organizations, or funds with the intention of generating social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.
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BCtA-SIB Workshops on Inclusive Business in the Health & Infrastructure Sectors

BCtA-SIB Workshops on Inclusive Business in the Health & Infrastructure Sectors | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Business Call to Action (BCtA/UNDP), in partnership with Sustainable Inclusive Business-Kenya (SIB-Kenya) are preparing a globally shared publication that will highlight opportunities for inclusive business in Kenya, showcase leading inclusive businesses across sectors and provide private sector insights on how inclusive business could be further encouraged and supported in Kenya. We would like to take this opportunity to greatly appreciate you for the support you bestowed on us through sharing your knowledge and insights about your inclusive business models through surveys and interviews.
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The Inclusive Business Scan | VECO (International)

The Inclusive Business Scan | VECO (International) | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
VECO, with support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has developed the Inclusive Business Scan (powered by SenseMaker) to organise real-time feedback on inclusive business in smallholder supply chains.
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Challenge139 | Inclusive Business

Challenge139 | Inclusive Business | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Just joined the @FightPoverty #inclusivebusiness Challenge. Join here: https://t.co/3pZcQoKxqj #BFPChallenges #SDGs
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ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase | NextBillion

ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase | NextBillion | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
.@IAimpactassets has released its 2016 impact investing showcase for financial advisors (via @CSRwire) https://t.co/WNKCEayUjY #impinv
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Unitus Impact leads $6.3m round in SE Asia startup mClinica

Unitus Impact leads $6.3m round in SE Asia startup mClinica | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley-based Unitus Impact has led a $6.3-million series A round in mClinica, a health-tech startup piloted in the Philippines.
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Leveraging All Assets for Social Good (SSIR)

Leveraging All Assets for Social Good (SSIR) | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
To bring more resources to bear on the challenges facing children and families, funders can step outside their traditional grantmaking role to invest in innovative and mission-focused efforts.
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Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture | Justmeans

Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture | Justmeans | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
RT @sajeebwazed: #Bangladesh seeks to improve growth in #agriculture sector
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World Bank raises $173 million with first SDG Bond | ImpactAlpha

World Bank raises $173 million with first SDG Bond | ImpactAlpha | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The World Bank has raised $173 million for the world’s first SDG Bond.

From the folks who brought us the first green bond comes the first issue committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Bank will deploy capital raised through the bond for development projects across the spectrum of the Global Goals (see, “Sustainable Development Goals take hold as a universal impact investment framework”).

The issue raised €163 million from a group of European investors, including the bank’s French and Italian subsidiaries.

Returns are pegged to an index of 50 SDG-committed companies, including Nestlé and Danone.
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A New SOCAP Initiative: The Good Capital Project | SOCAP

A New SOCAP Initiative: The Good Capital Project | SOCAP | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
RT @theSVX: New from @SOCAPmarkets: Good Capital Project to hasten purpose driven inv across all forms of capital https://t.co/Q6QnL4rygY #…
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Reimagining Retail in India

At Abraaj Week 2017, BigBasket.com CEO Hari Menon shares his perspective on the opportunity e-grocery retailing presents in India and describes th
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The IAP to be launched on March 15th – Inclusive Business Sweden

The IAP to be launched on March 15th – Inclusive Business Sweden | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Innovations Against Poverty Fund challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change. It is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental
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Delivering Inclusive Business for Sustainable Food Supply | Concordia

Delivering Inclusive Business for Sustainable Food Supply | Concordia | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Concordia promotes effective public-private collaboration to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. Visit our Delivering Inclusive Business for Sustainable Food Supply page for more information.
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Announcing B Team Eastern Africa, for Sustainable, Inclusive Business - The B Team

Announcing B Team Eastern Africa, for Sustainable, Inclusive Business - The B Team | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The B Team and Safaricom today announced plans to create The B Team – Eastern Africa, a new not-for-profit initiative, created by regional business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business for the wellbeing of people and the planet – and responding to the specific challenges and opportunities of the markets in Eastern Africa.

By raising their collective voice and leading by example, The B Team Eastern Africa will catalyse CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs to lead their companies and sectors in a more sustainable direction.
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Singapore-based ID Capital focusses on startups that build sustainable food solutions

Singapore-based ID Capital focusses on startups that build sustainable food solutions | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
In a world where foodtech is predominately defined by online delivery, Singapore-based boutique investment and consulting company ID Capital is helping startups build sustainable food solutions.
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Inclusive Business - DCED

Inclusive Business - DCED | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
This DCED webpage gives an overview of the key research and debates in the Inclusive Business approach to Private Sector Development (PSD).
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First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Investment Holding Company Launched - Global AgInvesting

First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Investment Holding Company Launched - Global AgInvesting | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Zoma Capital, the family investment office of Ben and Lucy Ana Walton, and Encourage Capital announced that the two have partnered to launch Pescador Holdings, the first-of-its-kind sustainable seafood investment holding company. The launch of the fund, which will be seeded with an initial commitment of $10 million from Zoma Capital,  is the culmination of … Continue reading "First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Investment Holding Company Launched"
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Palladium - The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia

Palladium - The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
This snapshot presents an overview of the impact investment landscape in selected countries in South and Southeast Asia, specifically Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. It is intended to provide an introduction and overview of the different types of impact investment funds active in the region.

Recognising that impact investing encompasses a broad spectrum of investment mandates and vehicles, this report seeks to distinguish funds by distinct categories, and provide insights into the spectrum of financial and impact objectives funds are pursuing in the countries of focus. This segmentation of impact investment funds may help investors, both existing and prospective, identify funds that are best aligned with their unique goals and objectives.
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New Action Platforms to Achieve the SDGs | UN Global Compact

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Action Platforms

Beginning in 2017 we are offering a new portfolio of Action Platforms to advance business activities and outcomes in relation to the Ten Principles and the SDGs. Developed in consultation with LEAD companies, Local Networks, UN agencies and relevant partners, Action Platforms fill emerging gaps in advancing the SDGs. They are tailored for up to 40 companies and require a fee.
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Creating Social Impact Using Supply Chain Finance - A Case Study of Unlocking Access to Low Cost Fertilizer in Pakistan's Agri Value Chain | Karandaaz Pakistan

Creating Social Impact Using Supply Chain Finance - A Case Study of Unlocking Access to Low Cost Fertilizer in Pakistan's Agri Value Chain | Karandaaz Pakistan | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Innovative supply chain financing presents an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt traditional SME banking credit models, and, improve the livelihoods of millions of people in emerging markets. Innovation in supply chain financing is primarily driven by combining a key value proposition for the anchor corporate with a technology-enabled ecosystem.
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