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Social Entrepreneurship: A Fundamental Game Changer - Forbes

Social Entrepreneurship: A Fundamental Game Changer - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

“Whenever I see a problem, I start a business”, said Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus in May 2010 at a program at the Commonwealth Club’s Series on Social Entrepreneurship.  Thirteen of the leading lights in the field of social entrepreneurship gave talks which have been put together and edited by Dr. Ruth Shapiro in a new book, The Real Problem Solvers.

Whether there is a profit motive or not, the notion that business has a role to play in addressing societal issues is at the heart of today’s discourse on social entrepreneurship.   Defining what social entrepreneurship is as well as the difference between it and traditional non-profit management as well as philanthropy is a flourishing discourse.  Coined by Bill Drayton of Ashoka in the early 1980’s, the term social entrepreneurship has become somewhat of a catch-all phrase.  Originally it referred to someone with the passion of an entrepreneur tackling a social challenge.   Now, it has evolved to a number of meanings including but not limited to social interventions with distinctly business characteristics as well as businesses themselves.

With his remark, Dr. Yunus hit upon one of the main themes of the book: the blurring line between profit and non-profit, business and charity when providing a social good.  The term non-profit organization has been used to describe what an organization is not rather than what it is.  The equalization of social service work with non-profit balance sheets became sacrosanct.  In order to do good, common practice and wisdom told us, we could not also do well.  Now, that notion is being turned on its head. 

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Getting Beyond Hype: Four Questions to Predict Real Impact (SSIR)

Getting Beyond Hype: Four Questions to Predict Real Impact (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A simple way to think about investment and design.
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Should businesses measure their social impact?

Should businesses measure their social impact? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Tris Lumley looks at the differences between businesses, social enterprises and charities when it comes to social impact
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What is a social enterprise? Defining social enterprise and social business

What is a social enterprise? Defining social enterprise and social business | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What is a social enterprise? Social enterprise vs. social business and everything in between.
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Noy touts economic gains - Philippine Star

Noy touts economic gains - Philippine Star | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A stable economy with the highest GDP growth in 40 years and second best in Asia after China; a million jobs generated as of January further reducing unemployment, and reduced number of overseas Filipino workers from 10 million to eight million in...
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"Money is Local, Impact is Global" for Angel Investing

"Money is Local, Impact is Global" for Angel Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Michael "Luni" Libes

In the traditional world of early stage, Angel and VC investing, money is
local. Studies show that over 80% of funding at Angel groups and Series A
VCs goes to businesses in the same city/region as the funders.
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AfDB issues $20 million infrastructure bonds for a Japanese life insurance company - StarAfrica.com

AfDB issues $20 million infrastructure bonds for a Japanese life insurance company - StarAfrica.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS, 22 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently sold USD 20 million in infrastructure bonds to Fukoku Mutual Life
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An Affordable Smart Tractor For African Farmers And Their Tiny Farms - Co.Exist

An Affordable Smart Tractor For African Farmers And Their Tiny Farms - Co.Exist | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Hello Tractor is Zipcar for the farming setand in Nigeria, it just might change the lives of a lot of farmers.
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6 DC Social-Enterprise Tech Startups That Are Going to Change the World

6 DC Social-Enterprise Tech Startups That Are Going to Change the World | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C., has a lot of impressive startups using technology for businesses of all shapes and sizes. But profit isn't the only goal for many of them. Plenty of startup founders started...
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AfDB Issues $20 Million Infrastructure Bonds for a Japanese Life Insurance Company - AllAfrica.com

AfDB Issues $20 Million Infrastructure Bonds for a Japanese Life Insurance Company
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The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently sold USD 20 million in infrastructure bonds to Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company (Fukoku Life).
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ADB Chief Economist: Chinese slowdown to have 'noticeable effect' on global growth - Deutsche Welle

ADB Chief Economist: Chinese slowdown to have 'noticeable effect' on global growth - Deutsche Welle | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Bank recently trimmed its growth forecasts for China and developing Asia this year. But what is driving the slowdown? DW talks to the bank's chief economist Shang-Jin Wei.
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British aid money invested in gated communities and shopping centres

British aid money invested in gated communities and shopping centres | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
CDC development fund insists projects will create jobs in poor countries but NGOs accuse government of helping big business
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Improving Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships (SSIR)

Improving Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Three ways corporations can more effectively partner with nonprofits.
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ADB $200 Million Loan to Help India’s Axis Bank Finance Smallholder Farmers

ADB $200 Million Loan to Help India’s Axis Bank Finance Smallholder Farmers | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Bank has signed a $200 million loan with Axis Bank Ltd to extend finance to low-income smallholder farmers.
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A Rising US$ 750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Rising US$ 750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A Rising US$ 750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin... http://t.co/AD6CML5sZe
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Young entrepreneurs taking Africa forward, says Obama: 10 facts about them ... - Mail & Guardian Africa

Young entrepreneurs taking Africa forward, says Obama: 10 facts about them ... - Mail & Guardian Africa | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Give us the space, and we will do the rest, continent's dynamic job-creators say.
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Impact Investments can Bridge $2.5 Trillion Annual Gap for Development | Justmeans - Justmeans (blog)

Impact Investments can Bridge $2.5 Trillion Annual Gap for Development | Justmeans - Justmeans (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Investments that have a social or environmental benefit have grown substantially in the last few years.
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The Ethics of Innovation (SSIR)

The Ethics of Innovation (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
An ethical framework can bridge the worlds of startup technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.
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Philanthropy life lessons from private equity billionaire George Roberts - San Francisco Business Times

Philanthropy life lessons from private equity billionaire George Roberts - San Francisco Business Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This private equity billionaire, who's worth a cool $5.2 billion, talks about why philanthropy is important and why helping people find jobs is crucial to the U.S. economy.
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Why Corporate Social-Responsibility Programs Are Inadequate

Why Corporate Social-Responsibility Programs Are Inadequate | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Large companies spend millions on small, piecemeal fixes. But they also spend millions lobbying against regulations that could do much more.
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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models (SSIR)

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained.
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Impact Investing Could Help Developing Countries Tackle Food Security, Climate Change

Impact Investing Could Help Developing Countries Tackle Food Security, Climate Change | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic infrastructure.
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Inclusive Business, a Key Contributor to SDGs Implementation - AllAfrica.com

Inclusive Business, a Key Contributor to SDGs Implementation
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The African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka has called for enhancement of policies to strengthen their role in growing inclusive business.
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Impact Investing Angel Networks: The Clearly Social Angels Recipe for Success

Impact Investing Angel Networks: The Clearly Social Angels Recipe for Success | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
From how to join an impact investing angel network to who exactly angel investors are, we are often asked about the makeup of our angel network: here is our recipe for success.
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Is The Circular Economy Good For The Environment But Bad For Business ... - Sustainablog (blog)

Is The Circular Economy Good For The Environment But Bad For Business ... - Sustainablog (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The concept of the circular economy works great for the environment... but is it good for business? Here are some companies making it work for them.
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