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New Study: Trust in Both Business and Corporate Leaders Plummets - Forbes

New Study: Trust in Both Business and Corporate Leaders Plummets - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Fewer than one in five people trust business or government leaders to tell the truth when confronted with a difficult issue, according to a yearly “trust barometer” survey by the giant public relations firm Edelman. A number of high-visibility scandals involving CEOs and government officials last year likely pushed the barometer away from trust in leaders. Ex-Barclays CEO Robert Diamond quit in July after revelations that the bank had been involved in an international scheme to manipulate interbank lending rates. The conviction of former McKinsey CEO Rajat Gupta for insider trading was also splashed across the headlines, as was the corruption case against former Chinese communist party official Bo Xilai.

“We’re clearly experiencing a crisis in leadership,” said Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, in a statement.

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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 social enterprises can help deliver the future of health and social care - The Guardian

How social enterprises can help deliver the future of health and social care - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Almost a third of Social Enterprise UK members operate in health and social care, often involved in some of the most innovative and pioneering work, says Nick Temple
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ImpactAssets Releases "IA 50" Impact Investing Showcase - CSRwire.com (press release)

ImpactAssets has released its 2014 impact investing showcase, the ImpactAssets 50(“IA 50”), a free online resource for investors and financial advisors. The fourth annual guide features fund managers representing private debt and equity investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.

Fund managers included in the IA 50 2014 manage a combined $15.5 billion in assets devoted to creating measurable, positive impact.

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How A 20&Something Persuaded Thousands Of Kenyan Farmers To Save Their ... - Co.Exist

How A 20&Something Persuaded Thousands Of Kenyan Farmers To Save Their ... - Co.Exist | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Micro-forestry provides a way to re-green the land and provide a profit to poor families at the same time.
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Why better data is the key to tackling poverty

Why better data is the key to tackling poverty | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
When you think about ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity, what comes to mind?
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Leadership for Results (SSIR)

Leadership for Results (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The first step in developing leadership to advance large-scale social change is clearly defining the intended results.
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Fast tracking Myanmar's reform - Livemint

Fast tracking Myanmar's reform - Livemint | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To avoid backtracking—and realize its potential—Myanmar needs to accelerate reform momentum
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Crowdfunding for Development: Recommendations Vs. Reality

Crowdfunding for Development: Recommendations Vs. Reality | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding – think Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Kiva – is popular and growing.
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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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Impact Investing: how it makes a difference | Money Observer

Impact Investing: how it makes a difference | Money Observer | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
As part of Good Money Week, David Brett explains the concept of impact investing and how it differs from other forms of ethical investing.
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Making a difference through bond investing - Columbus Dispatch

Making a difference through bond investing - Columbus Dispatch | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

More mutual-fund managers are seeking out bonds that not only do well but also promote a positive impact on the environment, society and corporate governance. It’s a concept called socially responsible investing, and it’s long been dominated by stock mutual funds. But a proliferation of “green bonds,” whose proceeds go toward projects with environmental benefits, and similar investments mean more bond funds are using a socially responsible lens.

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B Corps, Corporate Philanthropy and Being the Change - Business 2 Community

B Corps, Corporate Philanthropy and Being the Change - Business 2 Community | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
B Corps?  Don’t you mean C Corps? Nope, that isn’t a typo. Like Fair Trade certifications for coffee or USDA organic certifications for milk, B Corp is a voluntary certification for businesses t…
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RBC Global Asset Management Announces $50 Million Impact Investing Initiative With Community Reinvestment Fund USA

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) today announced an agreement with...
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Development Dialogue: Improving Youth Employment

Development Dialogue: Improving Youth Employment | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What skills does the private sector seek & how do we ensure training = market demands? http://t.co/iNEedKiKeJ #youth #employment
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Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact (SSIR)

Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens.
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Development Finance Institutions Come of Age - Forbes

Development Finance Institutions Come of Age - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Bangladesh now has 117.6 million mobile phone users, and Afghanistan has 21.6 million - both upwards of 70 percent of the population. Fifteen years ago there were essentially no cell users in either of these countries, yet a handful of entrepreneurs...
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