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The Oxford Impact Investing Programme | Blog | Social Finance

The Oxford Impact Investing Programme | Blog | Social Finance | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford is launching its inaugural Impact Investing programme in 2013. The programme is taking place 13-16 April 2013 at Park End Street in central Oxford immediately following the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.

This unique executive programme will inform, inspire, and equip executive across disciplines with the skills to succeed in high impact social investments. It will help executives from foundations, financial firms and NGOs to develop their impact investing strategy, to deliver impact and effectively communicate the results. Participants will discuss innovative impact investments from around the world and engage in lively debates on policy and practice with seasoned Oxford faculty and leading experts from across the globe.

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Inclusive Business Interview Series: Ted London, William Davidson Institute

Ted London, a leading voice in inclusive business, explains why there is a need for humility in this space and discusses what direction he hopes inclusive ...
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Four Top Take-Aways From New Profit's Gathering of Leaders 2015 - Huffington Post

Four Top Take-Aways From New Profit's Gathering of Leaders 2015 - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
With a divided government, a fragmented social sector, and a business community focused primarily on profitability, we have been faced with some hard truths about reduced opportunities to achieve the American Dream; without a lot of hope about lea...
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How can Latin America achieve long-term inclusive growth?

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After a decade of diligent economic management, financial resilience and steady social progress, Latin America is at a crossroads. Which way will the continent turn?
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Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches $100 Million Health Data Initiative

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Zero Poverty... think again | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

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Can impact bonds improve service delivery?

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Purpose as a Collective Practice - SSIR - Amsterdam

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Invest Early, Invest for Impact: Social and Development Impact Bonds for Early Childhood Development in Developing Countries

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Accion, FMO and Triodos Investment Management Form Consortium To ... - Satellite PR News (press release)

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Bringing In Big Money: Innovative Financing Meets Inclusive Business - 2015 Skoll World Forum

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A Broader Definition of Business (SSIR)

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Case Foundation Head Sees Momentum Building for Impact Investing

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Impact Investing Puts the Power of Capital Markets to Work for Public Good | The European Financial Review | Empowering communications globally

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Digitizing the value chain | McKinsey & Company

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Why the Future of Impact Investing is in Female Hands

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RSF’s Don Shaffer: Here’s How to Take the First Steps Toward Impact Investing

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Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa - International Monetary Fund

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Strategic Philanthropy and Its Discontents (SSIR)

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Strategic philanthropy is a much-maligned practice that continues to have a great degree of power for today’s philanthropists.
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Sharing economy benefits lower income groups - FT.com

Sharing economy benefits lower income groups - FT.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
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