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Bono Warns Fiscal Cliff Cuts Will Hurt World’s Poor

Bono Warns Fiscal Cliff Cuts Will Hurt World’s Poor | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Even Bono is worried about the fiscal cliff.

The lead singer of Irish band U2 says spending cuts that hit in January would devastate programs to help the world’s poor, leading to more than 60,000 deaths.

“There’s real jeopardy,” Bono said Wednesday at a discussion at the World Bank with bank President Jim Yong Kim. “I’m still terrified of people wrestling the wheel of this mad lorry that they’re driving off the cliff.”

Sequestration — a package of automatic spending cuts set in motion last year — would slash funding for U.S. programs grouped in the federal budget as “international affairs” by 8.2%, or $4.7 billion, in the current fiscal year. Bono said that includes about $2 billion from anti-poverty programs, such as treatment for HIV/AIDS, on which he focuses at his anti-poverty advocacy group, ONE.

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Big Ag Indeed: Organic Food Expected To Reach $105 Billion Next Year

Organic marketing may like to portray itself as small mom-and-pop farmers standing up to Big Agriculture and corporate food, but they have a business juggernaut that would be the envy of anyone in any business. http://t.co/ltARt7D6yp

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Agriculture: The next frontier - Nature.com

Agriculture: The next frontier - Nature.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Africa's newfound taste for an old grain has experienced problems [mdash] drought, low yields and costly imports. But new projects are driving the continent towards self-sufficiency.
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A New Model: Foundation-owned Social Enterprise - The Nonprofit Quarterly

A New Model: Foundation-owned Social Enterprise - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This foundation owns and operates a company that distributes anesthesia machines in poor countries as a social enterprise.
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Institutions from Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay win the IDB's Inter-American ... - WebWire (press release)

Banco do Nordeste of Brazil, Tigo from Paraguay, and FOODSANU from Ecuador have won this year’s Inter-American Awards for Financial andEntrepreneurial Innovation for their excellence in supporting financial inclusion, digital finance, and...
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World Bank's IFC issues first inclusive business bond

World Bank's IFC issues first inclusive business bond | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The World Bank's privatesector arm on Wednesday sold about $105 million in inclusivebusiness bonds, the first-ever debt offering that targetbusinesses which include the
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Access to Finance for Smallholder Farmers: Learning from the Experiences of Microfinance Institutions in Latin America

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Bottom of the Pyramid Analysis

A presentation on the ’Bottom of the Pyramid’.

This was done for an International Business Environment course. Inspiration from RIM’s visual strategies and the constant struggle between bullet points vs wall of text.

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Get ready for robot farmers

Get ready for robot farmers | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Startups focusing on "ag tech," or agricultural technology, are gaining the attention of farmers and investors

Via Stéphane Bisaillon
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Fairtrade Access Fund offers up-front finance to farmers who need it most - The Guardian

Fairtrade Access Fund offers up-front finance to farmers who need it most - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Starbucks is one of first to invest in fund that is helping smallholders and cooperatives to access much-needed finance
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MENA uprising looms as inclusive growth proves elusive - emergingmarkets.org

MENA uprising looms as inclusive growth proves elusive - emergingmarkets.org | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Although the MENA region is forecast to grow, the rate of expansion is not fast enough to create the volume of jobs needed to avert a second Arab Spring, analysts tell Emerging Markets
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Impact investing: a new game for all?

Impact investing: a new game for all? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
It’s been described as a ‘game-changer’ and in the recent report of the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce, the concept was depicted as a ‘new game’ in a compelling video.
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SSFII Conference Oxford

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Call for abstracts: Social and Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing (SSFII) Oxford in April 2015 http://t.co/q4CIWQGFa8
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Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Latin America...

Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Latin America... | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

The report highlights Agricultural Value Chains Financing products and structures that various lead firms, agro-processors, banks, and non-bank financial institutions have designed and implemented to provide financing to producers either directly or through producer organizations, cooperatives, etc. These models can range in complexity from input suppliers advancing seeds or fertilizer, to lending structures that require the active involvement of lead firms and the use of government guarantee funds, such as Mexico’s FIRA, or guarantee programs, such as the Development Credit Authority (DCA) from the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID).

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How social investment can help businesses have a sustainable future - The Guardian

How social investment can help businesses have a sustainable future - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By understanding how they can tackle key social issues, businesses can make financial and societal returns
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The circular economy gets its own Academy Awards - Fortune

The circular economy gets its own Academy Awards - Fortune | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Accenture and the World Economic Forum join to create an award program for leaders in sustainability.
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Interview: Why did an oil company launch a development initiative in Bangladesh? - Humanosphere

Interview: Why did an oil company launch a development initiative in Bangladesh? - Humanosphere | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Oil and gas giant Chevron is trying to take its experiences in the private sector and apply them to international development. It has implemented programs
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Asian Development Outlook 2014 Update: Asia in Global Value Chains

Asian Development Outlook 2014 Update: Asia in Global Value Chains | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The annual Asian Development Outlook, presents an analysis of developing Asia's recent economic performance plus its prospects for the next 2 years.
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Bill Gates explains how he thinks about tech's biggest problem: inequality (in ... - VentureBeat

Bill Gates explains how he thinks about tech's biggest problem: inequality (in ... - VentureBeat | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The billionaire disagrees with famous economist Thomas Piketty.
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Slow Money & the new Beetcoin | Green Money Journal

Slow Money & the new Beetcoin | Green Money Journal | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

For the past five years, Slow Money has been working along the boundaries of angel investing, impact investing and philanthropy to catalyze the flow of capital to small, organic food enterprises that are rebuilding local food systems. As the preceding sentence implies, this work takes a number of different shapes, including local networks, investment clubs, pitchfests and, very recently, our BEETCOIN (www.beetcoin.org ) campaign, which combines online donations with event-driven 0% loans to create what we hope will become a long-term, scalable funding resource deployed alongside local Slow Money investing activities.

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Sub-Saharan Africa: The State of Smallholders in Agriculture

The purpose of this paper is to provide a regional canvas for the broader discussion of the future directions on smallholders in agriculture.

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What Happens When Big Data Only Counts the Wealthy? - Wall St. Cheat Sheet

What Happens When Big Data Only Counts the Wealthy? - Wall St. Cheat Sheet | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Critics of big data say that it only reflects those with access to data-driven technologies. What happens when inequality and big data meet?
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Investing in Socially Responsible Companies: Splunk - Motley Fool

Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK)  is much more than a data analytics and software company. In addition to providing software products, Splunk is helping communities harness the power of big data and create projects that have a lasting social impact. The company's commitment to making a difference through data has made it a favorite among top mutual funds such as Calvert Investments, which specializes in Socially Responsible Investing or SRI.

Investing in socially responsible stocks is a popular strategy today that aims to find companies with a balance between both solid financial returns and social good. In fact, socially responsible investing has grown tremendously in recent years with roughly $3.74 trillion in total managed assets today, according to Forbes. One of the ways to invest in socially responsible companies is to find businesses that align with your values. With that in mind, let's see how Splunk stacks up as a possible SRI for long-term investors.

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Social enterprise is an emerging force in Pakistan

Social enterprise is an emerging force in Pakistan | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
New social start ups tackling water, energy and construction challenges in Pakistan hope to help break the country’s reliance on aid
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Time to start challenging our assumptions that start-ups can't reach scale - The Guardian

Time to start challenging our assumptions that start-ups can't reach scale - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Can social enterprises sufficiently scale to really crack problems of poverty? Recent thought suggests they can
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