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Social Impact Is Investing, Not Fundraising (The NonProfit Times)

Social Impact Is Investing, Not Fundraising (The NonProfit Times) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Modern philanthropy is about results, not just money. Consider the partnership between Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the nonprofit MDRC. Goldman Sachs will invest $9.6 million in MDRC to create a program to reduce recidivism by at least 10 percent in adolescents released from New York City’s Rikers Island jail.

Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide a $7.2 million loan guarantee. If the program succeeds in reducing the recidivism rate by 10 percent, the New York City Department of Corrections will repay the full $9.6 million to Goldman, and MDRC will be able to use the loan for other programs. Goldman stands to profit by up to $2.1 million if the program exceeds a 10 percent drop. If the program does not reduce recidivism by at least 10 percent, the Bloomberg loan guarantee means Goldman will recoup some of its investment.

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Is Asian philanthropy on the rise?

Is Asian philanthropy on the rise? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
As the ranks of Asia's wealthy have swelled, philanthropic giving has increased. Rico Hizon speaks to Christina Tung from UBS about the future of giving in Asia.
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The global food challenge: smallholder farmers at the core of a solution - CSR Asia

The global food challenge: smallholder farmers at the core of a solution - CSR Asia | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The global food challenge: smallholder farmers at the core of a solution CSR Asia At the core of the partnership, however, is capacity building to enable producers better engage with other supply chain stakeholders, be more market compliant and...
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Get Rid of the Grid? (SSIR)

Get Rid of the Grid? (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.
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ClearlySo | Impact Investing and Good Money Week

ClearlySo | Impact Investing and Good Money Week | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The ClearlySo blog delivers news, features and analysis of the social enterprise and investment sector.
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USAID Feed the Future-Partnering for Innovation: From Smallholders to Shareholders

USAID is engaging the private sector like never before, and stakeholders need to know what works. “From Smallholders to Shareholders” is a step-by-step guide that walks both public donors and private companies through the complex process of creating effective partnerships with the power to transform smallholder agriculture.
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IFAD social reporting blog: The marvels of investing in agriculture and believing in the power and potential of smallholder farmers in Azerbaijan

IFAD social reporting blog: The marvels of investing in agriculture and believing in the power and potential of smallholder farmers in Azerbaijan | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Witnessing the impact of investment in #agriculture + seeing rural transfomration http://t.co/7PCCFLqJUq #Azerbaijan cc: @IFADnews
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Live Discussion With Author Of World Economic Forum Guide To Impact Investing

Live Discussion With Author Of World Economic Forum Guide To Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
According to Abigail Noble, head of impact investing at the World Economic Forum, "While impact investing has entered the mainstream mindset, it has not become part of the strategy, operations and business culture of mainstream investment...
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Investing in Society Yields Financial Returns | Shared Value Initiative

Investing in Society Yields Financial Returns | Shared Value Initiative | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The following is excerpted from my blog post "Investing in Shared Value," published today on the Huffington Post Impact blog.
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Nigeria's Former President Urges Investors to Focus on 'Inclusive Growth' - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Nigeria's Former President Urges Investors to Focus on 'Inclusive Growth' - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Nigeria's former president urges investors in Africa to focus on promoting "inclusive growth" if they want to avoid triggering social strife.
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Investing with Impact: Startup to Deal Closure in Ghana

Investing with Impact: Startup to Deal Closure in Ghana | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In 2013, SSG worked closely with a Ghanaian entrepreneur to expand her fresh fruit, vegetable, and herb company and connect her with investors.
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Humanity’s Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists

Humanity’s Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he plans a $100-million fund that will invest in “crazy” projects that aim to build a better world. With government R&D spending stagnant, more VCs should step up on philanthropic innovation.
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What Investors Look For In Socially Responsible Companies | Bankrate.com

What Investors Look For In Socially Responsible Companies | Bankrate.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Do investors win by focusing on socially responsible companies? Find out what ESG factors shareholders are looking for in today's companies.
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Foundation-Owned Social Enterprise: An Introduction | GrantCraft

Foundation-Owned Social Enterprise: An Introduction | GrantCraft | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
GrantCraft is a service of the Foundation Center that improves the practice of philanthropy by providing resources rooted in the practical wisdom of funders worldwide.
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How can philanthropy transform medicine? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog)

How can philanthropy transform medicine? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This month, Melinda and Bill Gates joined hundreds of scientists for a meeting in Seattle. The topic they discussed is something they are all passionate about: how to harness the advances of science in ways that benefit the poor.
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Leader Exports Silicon Valley Style Venture Philanthropy To Africa, Brazil

Leader Exports Silicon Valley Style Venture Philanthropy To Africa, Brazil | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
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From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods

From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This Technical Guide serves as a how-to manual for others seeking to implement the model piloted by the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program.
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Why partnering with the private sector is key to inclusive growth | Asian Development Blog

Why partnering with the private sector is key to inclusive growth | Asian Development Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of decades, no one can deny that the Asia and Pacific region has represented a remarkable success story. Absolute poverty levels have fallen significantly and the region is on course to achieve a number of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Is Asia ready for Social Impact Bonds? | Asian Development Blog

Is Asia ready for Social Impact Bonds? | Asian Development Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Raising finance for projects which are socially important but have little appeal to hard-nosed investors has been a major challenge for governments and donor agencies in the past. But now a new instrument has been developed which offers a fresh way forward—Social Impact Bonds. 

 
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Eight things you should know about impact investing

Eight things you should know about impact investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For many the world of ethical investing remains a mystery, but it’s not as clandestine as you might think.
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Global Value Chains Linking Local Producers from Developing Countries to International Markets by Me

Global Value Chains Linking Local Producers from Developing Countries to International Markets by Me | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
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The AI3: A Policy Platform for Impact Investing in the US | Pacific Community Ventures

The AI3: A Policy Platform for Impact Investing in the US | Pacific Community Ventures | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Check out the AI3's Response to the recent Social Impact Investment Taskforce Report #impinv @ImpInvPolicy http://t.co/zxQHJAAl8Y
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Inclusive business turns old nets into new carp...

Inclusive business turns old nets into new carp... | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A new enterprise - Net-Works - by Interface and the Zoological Society of London, which recycles old fishing nets into carpets while lifting the incomes of...
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Investing in Africa on its own terms - Aljazeera.com

Investing in Africa on its own terms - Aljazeera.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
How can companies operating in Africa contribute to long term social and economic returns for its people?
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From funds to angels – how charities can access social investment - The Guardian

From funds to angels – how charities can access social investment - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Charities are often told that they should look towards social investment, but where should they turn?
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OPIC, Global Partnerships Bring Depth Of Experience To Impact Investing

OPIC, Global Partnerships Bring Depth Of Experience To Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Infrastructure to support global impact investing is maturing, improving the viability of the model. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Federal Government’s development fi...
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