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Can Companies Both Do Well and Do Good?

Can Companies Both Do Well and Do Good? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Many management thinkers argue that it is no longer enough to do well financially; companies also need to improve the well-being of (or at least not harm) the communities in which they operate, the environment, and their employees. (See, for example, "Creating Shared Value," by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer.) That's the good news. The bad news is that stellar performance on both dimensions is no common or easy feat.

This year we examined the correlation between the financial performance of leaders on our list and their social and environmental performance as measured by MSCI, a highly reputable firm that rates major companies. Despite all the rhetoric, we discovered that the correlation between the two sets of data is, well, zero. You can see this clearly in the graphic blow, which maps the long-term financial performance of some 1,100 CEOs against their companies' social and environmental performance for their last two years in office (click for a larger view).

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Altschool Raises $100M From Founders Fund, Zuckerberg To Scale A Massive Network of Schools Around Personalized Learning

Altschool Raises $100M From Founders Fund, Zuckerberg To Scale A Massive Network of Schools Around Personalized Learning | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In one of the biggest funding rounds of the year in education and technology, Altschool is raising $100 million from Founders Fund, Mark Zuckerberg and..
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The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares

The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Children growing up in some places go on to earn more than they would if they had grown up elsewhere.
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Inclusive Growth in India: A Guarantee for the Future of India

Inclusive Growth in India: A Guarantee for the Future of India | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Inclusive growth in India’s corporate world is still in its infancy, but the future of India and its growth story will depend on how responsible Indian business can be in the coming years.
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Impact Investing Grows, But There's Still A Dearth Of Deals

Impact Investing Grows, But There's Still A Dearth Of Deals | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The world's largest impact investors manage $60 billion, but they still face a lack of promising investment opportunities, according to a new study.
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Impact investing is changing lives, not finances

Impact investing is changing lives, not finances | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
So-called impact investing, which aims to provide a tangible social benefit as well as a financial return, is excelling at improving lives, even if the monetary returns are softening, according to analysis of 82 large investors.
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Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy: A Framework for Collaboration and Impact

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Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy: A Framework for Collaboration and Impact<br/>	<br/>	| Reports | BSR | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This paper introduces BSR’s perspective on the business role in creating an inclusive economy.
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Top six innovations for rural farmers

Top six innovations for rural farmers | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Agricultural production has tripled in half a century. To find out how, we crowdsourced new technology in smallholder farming

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Foundations increase impact investing - Pensions & Investments

Foundations increase impact investing - Pensions & Investments | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Executives at private foundations are spending more time thinking about ways to advance their missions through their investments.
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David Blood Makes the Business Case for Sustainable Investing

David Blood Makes the Business Case for Sustainable Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The co-founder of Generation Investment Management weighs in on fossil fuel divestment and what’s wrong with capitalism.
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From Boys to Men: How inclusive business in the Caribbean drives social and financial returns

From Boys to Men: How inclusive business in the Caribbean drives social and financial returns | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
One opportunity can change a person’s life. The IDB's investment in Caribe Hospitality shows how inclusive business in the Caribbean has social impact.
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Eyes on the Horizon: The Impact Investor Survey

Eyes on the Horizon, the 2015 edition of the GIIN and J.P. Morgan annual impact investor survey, reveals a growing global market, with impact investments being made across all geographies and a range of sectors. In its fifth year, the survey continues to provide detailed insight into a number of key market variables such as the types of investors, the number and size of investments made and targeted, as well as reported risk and use of loss protection.
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Impact investing is changing lives, not finances - FT.com

Impact investing is changing lives, not finances - FT.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
So-called impact investing, which aims to provide a tangible social benefit as well as a financial return, is excelling at improving lives, even if the monetary returns are softening, according to analysis of 82 large investors.
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10 Key Takeaways from the 2014 Global Findex Survey: Highlights from the World Bank's treasure trove of financial inclusion data

10 Key Takeaways from the 2014 Global Findex Survey: Highlights from the World Bank's treasure trove of financial inclusion data | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
How many adults in the world have a bank account? How do people save, borrow, and manage financial risk? How is mobile money shaking up the financial inclusion world? These are the sorts of questions we can answer with the newly released 2014 Global Findex. The database covers 800 indicators and draws from survey data covering almost 150,000 people in 143 economies. We present 10 takeaways we think you should know:
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Complement Your Giving With Impact Investing - Huffington Post

Complement Your Giving With Impact Investing - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A growing number of investors and philanthropists see that as a lost opportunity. What if you could put your investments to work in doing good, while still earning a decent financial return?
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Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan on behavior and poverty | Harvard Magazine May-Jun 2015

Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan on behavior and poverty | Harvard Magazine May-Jun 2015 | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A behavioral economist’s fresh perspectives on poverty
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Scholly In Partnership With Obama's My Brother's Keeper Alliance

Scholly In Partnership With Obama's My Brother's Keeper Alliance | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Scholarship app and social enterprise Scholly is partnering with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Alliance.
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5 interesting findings from new impact investing survey | Devex

5 interesting findings from new impact investing survey | Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @DevexImpact: 5 interesting findings from the just released @theGIIN @JPMorgan #ImpactInvesting survey - http://t.co/ImRNmyipJS #impinv …
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Acumen Launches to Tackle Poverty in Latin America - Digital Journal

Acumen is working to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. We invest patient capital in business models that deliver critical goods and services to the world's poor, improving the lives of millions.
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ADB Unleashes Measures to Boost Lending Capacity as AIIB Rises - Bloomberg

Reuters ADB Unleashes Measures to Boost Lending Capacity as AIIB Rises Bloomberg The Japan-led Asian Development Bank unleashed measures that could help it hold its ground as a resource for regional economies, even as China's Asian Infrastructure...
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Supply chains and value webs: Part of the “Business ecosystems come of age” report

Supply chains and value webs: Part of the “Business ecosystems come of age” report | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Supply chains are increasingly becoming value webs that span and connect whole ecosystems of suppliers and collaborators; properly activated, they can…
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Africa's Mobile-Sun Revolution

Africa's Mobile-Sun Revolution | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
With the arrival of low-cost solar, it's no surprise that the revolution taking place in developing markets these days is rooted in mobile-sun.
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How to scale up inclusive business in Asia and the Pacific | Asian Development Blog

How to scale up inclusive business in Asia and the Pacific | Asian Development Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What can ADB learn from IFC’s experience promoting these seemingly high-risk but commercially viable business models, how can both institutions work together to scale up inclusive business in Asia and the Pacific, and what are the main challenges...
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Blue bonds: Oceans are an emerging opportunity for socially responsible investors

Blue bonds: Oceans are an emerging opportunity for socially responsible investors | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @WBG_Environment: Ocean wealth can drive inclusive, long-term growth and alleviate poverty. @Economist_WOS blog: http://t.co/2NcwDRYrVe
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Ideal Deals: what makes impact investors say yes to businesses?

Ideal Deals: what makes impact investors say yes to businesses? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Simon Evill explores what impact investors and ClearlySo look for in early-stage companies, charities and social enterprises
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