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Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily | Vietnam top frontier market for investment

Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily | Vietnam top frontier market for investment | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Vietnam ranked first among the frontier markets, which index providers consider too small or illiquid for most investors. The United Arab Emirates came in second, while Bulgaria and Romania tied for third place.

 

As the world’s second-largest economy, China commands the attention of investors even though the International Monetary Fund projects that its growth will slow during the next five years.

 

After decades of topping 10 percent annually, China will expand at an average pace of 9.4 percent from 2012 to 2016, the IMF forecast in September. That still outpaces any other country in the ranking. China’s low government debt – 16 percent of GDP compared with 45.3 percent for No. 2 Thailand – and cheap equity valuations helped secure its top spot among emerging markets. The other three so-called BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia and India – didn’t fare as well. Russia ranked No. 8, while India and Brazil failed to make the top 10.

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‘Chicago Model’: MacArthur, Calvert and Chicago Community Trust Launch $100 Million Local Fund

‘Chicago Model’: MacArthur, Calvert and Chicago Community Trust Launch $100 Million Local Fund | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A collaborative $100 million fund to finance education and child care, healthy food and affordable housing, and energy conservation and jobs in Chicago, may become a national model for a new way to
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Social Good: Business's Biggest Imperative

Empty descriEarlier this year, The Guardian announced at least nine companies that globally generate a billion dollars or more in annual revenue from products or services that have sustainability or social good at their core. These companies include Tesla, Chipotle, Ikea, Unilever, Nike, Toyota, Brazilian beauty company Natura, GE’s Ecomagination, and Whole Foods. These businesses have been busy creating ideas and programmes that can make a lasting difference for both their shareholders and the consumers.ption
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A $100 Million Impact Investment Made Easy

A $100 Million Impact Investment Made Easy | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur and Calvert foundations in Chicago hope to introduce the public to impact investing with a $20 minimum investment in a do-good fixed-income instrument.
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25 fintech startups in NYC that are shaking up finance

25 fintech startups in NYC that are shaking up finance | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
These 25 fintech startups in NYC are leading the city's financial scene into the 21st century.
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The Global Adaptation & Resilience Fund - Finance for Resilience

The Global Adaptation & Resilience Fund - Finance for Resilience | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The proposed concept is for a Global Adaptation and Resilience Fund (GARF), the first commercial fund to focus on climate adaptation and resilience. IPCC estimates that climate adaptation will require up to $100 billion per year in developing countries alone by 2050, but less than 20% of public climate finance is focused on this area, …
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Testing products, scaling solutions: A call for new research to advance digital financial services in the developing world | Innovations for Poverty Action

Testing products, scaling solutions: A call for new research to advance digital financial services in the developing world | Innovations for Poverty Action | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Mobile money and digital payments have opened the door to a new generation of products that have lowered costs and made serving unbanked and underbanked consumers a promising business proposition.
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From Davos: 6 Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming The Environmental Movement | Conservancy Talk

From Davos: 6 Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming The Environmental Movement | Conservancy Talk | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, where impact investing for conservation is a big topic of
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G20 leaders launch global partnership and website to help advance inclusive business

G20 leaders launch global partnership and website to help advance inclusive business | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The G20 officially launched the Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) today in Nanjing, China.
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NexThought Monday: The Evolution of Impact Investing – An Interview with Amit Bouri | NextBillion

NexThought Monday: The Evolution of Impact Investing – An Interview with Amit Bouri | NextBillion | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
NexThought Monday: The Evolution of Impact Investing – An Interview with Amit Bouri https://t.co/WLiXsatjUi
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10 Commandments of Social Enterprise

10 Commandments of Social Enterprise | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Adapted from the excellent book The Art of Social Enterprise: Business as if People Mattered by Carl Frankel & Allen Bromberger, the follow 10 commandments are indisputable principles about how…
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Social investment sector worth more than £1.5bn, says Big Society Capital report

Social investment sector worth more than £1.5bn, says Big Society Capital report | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The social investment wholesaler's first comprehensive estimate of the size of the sector says it benefits at least 3,000 different charities and social enterprises
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Social impact investments reached $500 mn in 2015 in India

Social impact investments reached $500 mn in 2015 in India | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Read more about Social impact investments reached $500 mn in 2015 on Business Standard. It is expected to double to $1 bn by 2020
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Fintech sector proving to be talent magnet - The Economic Times

Fintech sector proving to be talent magnet - The Economic Times | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Fintech is an umbrella term that covers technology-based companies operating in insurance, payment, asset management, etc.
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Voices: Help Clients Navigate ‘Impact Investing’

Voices: Help Clients Navigate ‘Impact Investing’ | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A key question: Where are you on the spectrum from return-oriented investing to outright philanthropy?
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Evolving Impact Investors Sense of Self

Evolving Impact Investors Sense of Self | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

A closer look at the role finance must play in solving the world’s problems. 

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Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Takes Stake in Encourage Capital | Impact Alpha

Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Takes Stake in Encourage Capital | Impact Alpha | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Capricorn Investment Group, which manages the fortune of billionaire Jeff Skoll, has taken a stake in Encourage Capital, an impact investment firm that has developed innovative structures for restoring wild fisheries, managing stormwater and promoting financial inclusion.
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Inclusive business and SDGs: a time for yawning, relabeling or raising ambition?

Inclusive business and SDGs: a time for yawning, relabeling or raising ambition? | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Could we find anyone to write a sceptical viewpoint on the SDGs and their relevance for business?  No.  Do we know people who are sceptical?  Of course.  Has a…
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Impact Investments: Why Short-sightedness Scuttles Opportunity - Knowledge@Wharton

Impact Investments: Why Short-sightedness Scuttles Opportunity - Knowledge@Wharton | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneur Ron Cordes exhorted the audience at the Wharton Social Impact Conference to ask their financial advisors about impact investing, because “demand flows up.”
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Investments With a Social Impact

Investments With a Social Impact | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Want to put your money to good work? Socially conscious investors have a variety of new investment products to choose from.
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The Latest in Social Impact Investing: An Online Matchmaking Platform

The Latest in Social Impact Investing: An Online Matchmaking Platform | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Enable Impact matches investors to social impact companies or projects looking for Series A funding to scale up operations.
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Investing With a Conscience, but Done by a Robot

Investing With a Conscience, but Done by a Robot | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
It’s called ESG investing, for environmental, social and governance factors, and firms are feeding this data to an algorithm to decide where to invest.
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How Asset Owners can Drive Responsible Investment

Asset owners need to encourage responsible investment by money managers by setting out their specific requirements for environmental, social and governance issues in their procurement processes, said a new paper published by the Principles for Responsible Investment.
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India should consider using unclaimed funds in banks: Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen, known as the rock star of social impact investing in the world, is on a whirlwind tour of India from March 17 to March 22 to promote a unified view of impact investment and to encourage policy change to help the $2-billion nascent industry in India.
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