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Brazil’s Vox Capital Impact Investing Fund gets $4M Equity Investment « The Latin American Venture Capital Association

Brazil’s Vox Capital Impact Investing Fund gets $4M Equity Investment « The Latin American Venture Capital Association | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

October 29, 2012 – The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, will make a $4 million equity investment in Vox Capital Impact Investing Fund I, a Brazilian venture capital fund that will provide long-term financing and value-added advice to up to 10 small and medium-sized enterprises and up to 12 start-up companies.

The Fund will target companies with profitable business models that offer high-quality goods and services to poor and low-income populations, a segment also known as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), primarily in the education, health, financial service and housing sectors. Vox Capital Impact Investing Fund will be the first venture capital fund in Brazil focused on the needs of the BoP population and it will be operated by Vox Capital, a firm with relevant experience and a long-term commitment to this segment.

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Singapore set to be hub for impact investing (Amended)

Singapore set to be hub for impact investing (Amended) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
THE BUSINESS TIMES Government & Economy - SINGAPORE is poised to become the regional hub for impact investing - as the form of investment that seeks social impact alongside financial returns spreads across the world.. Read more at The Business Times.
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BlackRock warns investors to consider climate change

BlackRock warns investors to consider climate change | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The world's largest asset manager warns that the impacts of climate change must inform investor decisions.
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Sustainable Investing is More than Financial Growth

Sustainable Investing is More than Financial Growth | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Sustainable investing, an approach that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, is becoming a much sought-after strategy for investors.
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Google's Alphabet Joins $500 Million Venture to Fight Diabetes

Google's Alphabet Joins $500 Million Venture to Fight Diabetes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A new company will try to create better solutions for treatment and monitoring.
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Sustaining sustainability: What institutional investors should do next on ESG | McKinsey & Company

Sustaining sustainability: What institutional investors should do next on ESG | McKinsey & Company | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Mainstream institutions have made progress integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into their investing, but they still have far to go. Six ideas can take them to the next level.
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Thinking Long Term About the Impact Investing Marketplace | Impact Alpha

Thinking Long Term About the Impact Investing Marketplace | Impact Alpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Why do we think impact investors will become increasingly active in backing solutions to global challenges? Because those investments represent some of the greatest wealth generating opportunities of our time.
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HIP Investor | TriplePundit

HIP Investor | TriplePundit | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
#Impact investing, #sustainability reading list for #LaborDayWeekend, #impinv #susty #esg #sri #csr @TriplePundit... https://t.co/GpFMfYyE9A
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A Permanent Path Out of Poverty for Small-Scale Farmers (SSIR)

A Permanent Path Out of Poverty for Small-Scale Farmers (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
We need more risk-takers and innovators who can offer end-to-end support to smallholder farmers facing climate vulnerabilities and other challenges.
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Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
RT @IDRC_LAC: What is driving impact investment in #LatinAmerica? Read @AspenANDE Report https://t.co/jSZYYGsF6C https://t.co/cmKJd5zHg9
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BlackRock Says Investors Need to Assess Climate Change When Investing

BlackRock Says Investors Need to Assess Climate Change When Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
BlackRock said all investors should factor climate change into their decisions and doing so would not mean having to accept lower returns.
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Investing Our Way Out of the Global Water Crisis

Investing Our Way Out of the Global Water Crisis | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Exploring the potential for water markets and impact investment to serve as part of the solution to global water scarcity.
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The Values Connecting Impact Investing and Organic Agriculture - Huffington Post - News Now Forever

The Values Connecting Impact Investing and Organic Agriculture - Huffington Post - News Now Forever | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Iroquois Valley Farms Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Miller, makes it sound simple: “We built this company to support the businesses of our farmers.” Iroquois Valley Farms merges the worlds of socially responsible investing and organic farming to provide land access and financing to farmers interested in expanding their regenerative organic businesses. As a company dedicated …
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Scientists use satellite imagery to predict poverty

It appears that satellite images of earth can help scientists keep track of the regions associated with poverty.
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Why TPG’s Rise Fund could redefine impact investing

Why TPG’s Rise Fund could redefine impact investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
TPG Growth’s social impact fund called the Rise Fund aims to invest more than $1 billion over time; it is unprecedented in the impact investing universe
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Impact Investing & Finance - Social Impact

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RT @WhartonSocial: Read the latest impact investing research online. "Great Expectations" is available now: https://t.co/SV2Q3ddiJs https:/…
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Social Impact Bonds: A New Model for Investing in Social Services

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are an innovative new idea to increase social services funding, but they have launched a debate about whether the public sector should accept private investment. This memo outlines the development, pros, and cons of SIBs through three case studies.
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Lessons from a Development Impact Bond (SSIR)

Lessons from a Development Impact Bond (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A results-based financing program to improve educational access and achievement in India shows the importance of data-driven decision-making and adaptive leadership.
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A look into the future of reporting standards

A look into the future of reporting standards | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How the Global Reporting Initiative is reshaping its reporting standards to be more user-friendly.
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Investing With Impact in Emerging-Market Equities | AllianceBernstein | September 2, 2016

Investing With Impact in Emerging-Market Equities | AllianceBernstein | September 2, 2016 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Emerging markets are beginning to attract attention after five tough years. Beyond the return potential, there’s another less-known benefit: investing in stocks can help improve the lives of underprivileged people across the developing world.
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Investing for Maximum Impact

Investing for Maximum Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Today’s investors are using their portfolios to change the world—without losing return potential
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Investing In What Works for America's Communities » Future of Community Development: How CDFIs Can Best Ride the Impact Investing Wave

Investing In What Works for America's Communities » Future of Community Development: How CDFIs Can Best Ride the Impact Investing Wave | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Is impact investing a platform for additional investment into the community development finance industry? https://t.co/4SgYyfIHU6
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What Does High-Impact Investing Look Like? | Opportunity Finance Network

What Does High-Impact Investing Look Like? | Opportunity Finance Network | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
CDFIs are high-impact investors that boldly bring innovative and transformative capital to the hardest to serve markets.
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NCFP - Confronting the 4 myths of impact investing

NCFP - Confronting the 4 myths of impact investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
NCFP is dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them, providing the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving.
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How the ImPact is Making Impact Investing the New Normal for Wealthy Families | Impact Alpha

How the ImPact is Making Impact Investing the New Normal for Wealthy Families | Impact Alpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
At gatherings in Davos and a series of World Economic Forum reports, Abigail Noble has tried to nudge the world’s largest asset managers toward impact investing. Done. Or at least in progress.
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What is the Difference between Socially Responsible Investing and Impact Investing?

What is the Difference between Socially Responsible Investing and Impact Investing? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As a growing number of investors seek to make investments in line with both their financial goals and personal values, many wonder what the differences are between Socially Responsible Investing and Impact Investing. In this article, we discuss some of the key differences between the two.
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