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"Scale Is Sexy:" Global Conglomerates and Shared Value

With more than 300,000 employees in over 90 countries, HP is a large company by anyone’s standards. This size and scale allows them to make an impact in a way that smaller organizations cannot.

“Scale is sexy,” says Caroline Barlerin, director of global community involvement in HP’s Office of Global Sustainability & Social Innovation, who points out if all HP employees took advantage of the four hours of paid time off to volunteer the company offers every month, it would equate to more service than the Peace Corps. While she doesn’t believe the company will single-handedly change the world, Barlerin is cognizant of the impact a company as large as HP can make through sheer numbers alone, as well as how it can lead the overall dialogue around shared value.

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Deutsche Bank vows to end new coal lending, in line with Paris Agreement

Deutsche Bank vows to end new coal lending, in line with Paris Agreement | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
New coal financing guidelines promise to "not grant new financing for greenfield thermal coal mining and new coal-fired power plant construction."
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12 Takeaways from ‘The Economist’ Impact Investing Event

12 Takeaways from ‘The Economist’ Impact Investing Event | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

“Impact investing can deliver competitive returns – but it mustn’t overlook social impact.”

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WWF: Third-party sustainability standards can advance SDG progress for business

Businesses can contribute strongly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards, a new report from WWF has claimed. - edie news centre
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Inclusive Business - DCED

Inclusive Business - DCED | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | 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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Pacific RISE: Three gender-lens investing truths we learned developing an impact strategy in the Pacific | ImpactAlpha

Pacific RISE: Three gender-lens investing truths we learned developing an impact strategy in the Pacific | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Impact investing in the Pacific is hard enough. If we have to consider gender as well, we have often heard, it will be nearly impossible. The development of Pacific RISE, an initiative of Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) seeks to expand impact investing across Asia/Pacific.

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Dutch financial institutions boost SDG Agenda – SDG Charter NL

Dutch financial institutions boost SDG Agenda – SDG Charter NL | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
At the end of 2016, 18 Dutch financial institutions with a collectively managed capital of 2,800 billion euros and 3 impact investment networks and advisors signed the Sustainable Development Goals Investment Agenda (SDGI). The SDGI Agenda, is supported by pension funds, insurance companies and bank and describes priorities to promote sustainable investments at home and abroad in collaboration with the government and supervisory authorities.
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Evaluation and Impact Investing: A Review of Methodologies to Assess Social Impact

Evaluation and Impact Investing: A Review of Methodologies to Assess Social Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

This report highlights the paradox within impact investing: the prioritisation of ‘social impact’ without prioritising ‘impact evidence’. The growth of metrics, ratings and certification-based approaches has sought to address this gap but this only goes so far, and there is a need for a more evaluative approach to assessing impact.

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What's stopping private wealth from helping fund the SDGs?

What's stopping private wealth from helping fund the SDGs? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
There’s no time like the present to engage private investors and encourage them to use their wealth to help fund the SDGs.
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Your guide to ESG reporting

Your guide to ESG reporting | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

London Stock Exchange Group has issued guidance, setting out recommendations for good practice in Environmental, Social and Governance reporting (ESG). The global guide responds to demand from investors for a more consistent approach to ESG reporting, which is now a core part of the investment decision process.

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The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector: Social Good.

The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector: Social Good. | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The 2017 guide to the businesses that matter the most in Social Good.
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New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs

New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL indicates how businesses can achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.

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Impact Investing is an Area We Expect Will Grow in the Future»

Impact Investing is an Area We Expect Will Grow in the Future» | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Symasia has been established six years ago and is a 100 percent subsidiary of Credit Suisse. It's an umbrella platform to enable clients to set up or manage their own personal or corporate foundations under Symasia.

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What Mark Zuckerberg Understands About Corporate Purpose

What Mark Zuckerberg Understands About Corporate Purpose | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
His 6,000-word treatise on Facebook’s purpose sets a good example.
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Citi Announces $100 Billion, 10-Year Commitment to Finance Sustainable Growth

Citi Announces $100 Billion, 10-Year Commitment to Finance Sustainable Growth | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Citi announced today a landmark commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions that benefit people and communities. Citi's previous $50 billion goal was announced in 2007 and was met three years early in 2013.
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ImpactBase Snapshot - An analysis of 300+ impact investing funds | Mission Investors Exchange

ImpactBase Snapshot - An analysis of 300+ impact investing funds | Mission Investors Exchange | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The report's introduction is reprinted here: The impact investing industry is growing in prominence and size. In Spotlight on the Market (2014), a J.P. Morgan-GIIN report, 125 impact investors worldwide reported plans to increase impact investing commitments by 19% in 2014, from USD 10.6bn in 2013...
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Palladium - The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia

Palladium - The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | 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.Asia https://t.co/GHq4tzwsHW

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When Impact Investing Is All About the People (SSIR)

When Impact Investing Is All About the People (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Impact investing strategies often focus on returns, but one family foundation's sights are set on building human capacity, collaboration, and diversity in the field.

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As impact investing grows, it moves toward defining moment

As impact investing grows, it moves toward defining moment | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investing is in the midst of explosive growth as more investors look for ways to become involved.
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Global Impact Investing Network Measures Progress by Strong Management Practices | Justmeans

Global Impact Investing Network Measures Progress by Strong Management Practices | Justmeans | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.
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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation. - NYTimes.com

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation. - NYTimes.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Globalization is clearly responsible for some of the job losses, particularly trade with China during the 2000s, which led to the rapid loss of 2 million to 2.4 million net jobs, according to research by economists including Daron Acemoglu and David Autor of M.I.T.
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Pescador Holdings’ First Investment Offers a Blueprint for Sustainable Seafood | ImpactAlpha

Pescador Holdings’ First Investment Offers a Blueprint for Sustainable Seafood | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Encourage Capital, which spent the last few years developing blueprints for investments in sustainable seafood, has made its first such an investment, through a new holding company backed by $10 million from the next generation of the billionaire Walton family.
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2030 Purpose: Good business and a better future | Deloitte

2030 Purpose: Good business and a better future | Deloitte | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Businesses can make a huge impact towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the good news is that this isn't just good for humanity, it's good for business.
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To tackle global challenges, the public and private sectors must join forces. Here's why

To tackle global challenges, the public and private sectors must join forces. Here's why | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Multi-stakeholder partnerships are the only way to address the global challenges of sustainable development - but they are not easy, warns Bertrand Badré.
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A Complete Beginners Guide To FinTech In 2017

A Complete Beginners Guide To FinTech In 2017 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
FinTech is a recent buzzword for a wave of technological innovations that are disrupting and challenging not only financial services but the business sector in general. Here we provide a simple explanation of what FinTech is and what everyone should know.
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