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eBay Founder Uses Power Of Business To Fight Poverty

eBay Founder Uses Power Of Business To Fight Poverty | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

On the day Pierre Omidyar became a billionaire, he knew he wanted to put his money to good use. In September 1998, the eBay founder watched his stake in the company rise to over $1 billion on the first day of public trading. Having written the original software for the site only three years prior, Omidyar didn't feel an overwhelming sense of entitlement to the wealth and made it his mission to make sure the money was employed effectively, he wrote in the Harvard Business Review. To do so, he created the Omidyar Network (ON), an organization that invests in promising social enterprises, some of which serve the world's poorest populations.

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How Social Impact Investing Works - Investopedia

How Social Impact Investing Works - Investopedia | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Social impact investing is changing the way investors and the government effect change, delivering quantifiable results and financial returns.
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Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds

Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This report explains how Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of development funding.
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IDB creates new institution for private sector operations - Devex

IDB creates new institution for private sector operations - Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Devex IDB creates new institution for private sector operations Devex The Inter-American Development Bank is in the process of forming a new entity to handle its private sector activities, according to a bank employee with knowledge of the plans.
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Tim Cook will give away his Apple fortune - Mashable

Tim Cook will give away his Apple fortune - Mashable | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Apple's CEO will donate his money to charity before he dies. A bold move that may or may not have Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave.
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Wharton to Offer World’s Largest Student-Run Impact Investing Fund

Wharton to Offer World’s Largest Student-Run Impact Investing Fund | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @beatthegmat: #Wharton to Offer World’s Largest Student-Run Impact Investing Fund http://t.co/3BmG4gZfAf via @StacyBlackman
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Investing for Social Impact

Bridgeway Capital founder John Montgomery speaks with Wharton's Katherine Klein about his core values: Integrity, performance, efficiency and service. More: http://knlg.net/188B1mn.
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IDB to work closely with new China-led infrastructure bank: official - Yonhap News

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) can work closely with a China-led infrastructure bank in many areas to support regional development, the head of the Washington-based institution said Friday.
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Green bond issuance could hit USD100bn in 2015 - Reuters

LONDON, March 27 (IFR) - Green bond issuance could comeclose to tripling to USD100bn this year by one estimate, butgrowth in the market will depend on commonly agreed standards onwhat constitutes a
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6 Signals through the Impact Investing Noise

6 Signals through the Impact Investing Noise | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The last few months I have found myself speaking about impact investing at conferences, and with a mic in hand I have be…
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5 Ways Social Enterprises Can Finance Growth - Huffington Post

5 Ways Social Enterprises Can Finance Growth - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs seeking growth funding often get caught up in the culture of venture capital -- they position their enterprise as a rocket business, look for a miracle angel investor, and start giving away equity....
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Development in Africa through mobile money democratization

Development in Africa through mobile money democratization | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Amolo Ng'weno, Director, Michelle Hassan, Research Manager and Hildah Chao, Research Assistant, Digital Divide Data KenyaMobile money, an...
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The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation - Accenture

The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation - Accenture | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
New products and services sold to low-income people in emerging markets often flame out before the effort reaches the scale it needs to thrive. Here's what business leaders need to know to escape that fate.
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NatureVest - Report

NatureVest - Report | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact investing in conservation is expected to triple in the next 5 years http://t.co/3mShfdq52i #impinv http://t.co/bxdYqSYJHO
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Investing for impact: moving far beyond equity and debt

Investing for impact: moving far beyond equity and debt | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Investor Suzanne Biegel writes about why impact investing for her is much more than just money - it's skills, time and your contact book too.
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Poverty shrinks brains from birth       

Poverty shrinks brains from birth        | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Studies show that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities.
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IDB president welcomes AIIB - Korea JoongAng Daily

IDB president welcomes AIIB - Korea JoongAng Daily | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Korea JoongAng Daily IDB president welcomes AIIB Korea JoongAng Daily President of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Luis Alberto Moreno said the members of the bank, which include many Latin American countries and the United States, will...
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D.light: An IPO at the Base of the Pyramid?

D.light: An IPO at the Base of the Pyramid? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Meeting the needs of emerging middle-class consumers in the developing world will spawn some very large businesses. D.light design, for one, has an ambitious goal: Reach 100 million people by 2020 with its inexpensive solar-powered lanterns.
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How can you make your business inclusive?

How can you make your business inclusive? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In the coming decades, the majority of the world’s economic output and market growth will come from the emerging markets, writes Bhaskar Chakravorti.
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Social Innovation: Putting a Number on Saving the World

Social Innovation: Putting a Number on Saving the World | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A former Gates Foundation CFO and a founder of a nonprofit accelerator talk about the need for more financial rigor in impact investing.
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How can development finance institutions help to build an effective African banking sector?

How can development finance institutions help to build an effective African banking sector? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Julien Lefilleur, Head of Proparco’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Division, ProparcoLimited, fragmented, inefficient and...
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Beyond Supply Chains - Empowering Responsible Value Chains

Beyond Supply Chains - Empowering Responsible Value Chains | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
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FDI and Inclusive Growth | Deloitte | Reports, insights, & solutions

FDI and Inclusive Growth | Deloitte | Reports, insights, & solutions | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Better understand the nuanced relationship between foreign direct investment and countries' social progress in a report from Deloitte Global and Social Progress Imperative.
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MajorityMarkets on Twitter

MajorityMarkets on Twitter | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The base of the pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean. A $760 bn market. http://ow.ly/KBvYP #baseforum2015 pic.twitter.com/ILd9NQYIi6
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Development Finance: Enter the Private Sector

Development Finance: Enter the Private Sector | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Making poverty history by 2030 will require massive increases in private investment, not just public aid.
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The CASE i3 100: Top Reads | The CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing

RT @socialtrendspot: Need to brush up on your #impinv knowledge? Check out these top 99 resources http://t.co/zIziDzpZV4 @Caseatduke #socent
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