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Is the Private Sector Misunderstood in Development? - Tomorrow Global

Is the Private Sector Misunderstood in Development? - Tomorrow Global | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

David McGuire, President and CEO of The QED Group LLC, wrote apiece on Devex Impact last week about how the private sector was a critical but misused partner in development. Mr. McGuire talks about the “give us your money and we’ll do good things” attitude that a lot of NGOs have. Guilty as charged.

For a long time I saw PPPs as a way of getting a company to put in some money to kick in the USAID contribution, and not as a real partner. As I’ve started to work in the social enterprise sector, I’ve had to re-think and re-frame how I feel about business models being used to further development goals. That led to a rethink of my previous interactions with the private sector.

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Crowding In Private Investment | U.S. Agency for International Development

Crowding In Private Investment | U.S. Agency for International Development | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Private investment is critical because it expands demand while also enhancing supply in a country’s economy.
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World Bank launches survey to assess the impact of de-risking on remittances

World Bank launches survey to assess the impact of de-risking on remittances | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
An increasing number of anecdotal reports about banks’ de-risking remittances service providers and the negative impact these actions have had on the industry have been circulating within the international financial community over the last few years.
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Call for Tax Concessions for Impact Investments - Pro Bono Australia

Call for Tax Concessions for Impact Investments - Pro Bono Australia | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has called for tax concessions for impact investments in social enterprise, social impact bonds and social and affordable housing projects, in a submission to the Federal Government’s Tax White Paper Process.
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Introducing our new Practice Guide: Investing in Innovative Social Ventures | Nesta

Introducing our new Practice Guide: Investing in Innovative Social Ventures | Nesta | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
We’re pleased to launch the fourth publication in our Practice Guide series - Investing in Innovative Social Ventures.
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The Missing Link in Girls’ Education (SSIR)

The Missing Link in Girls’ Education (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Building resilience can improve girls’ health and education faster and more effectively, but it’s a missing component of nearly all global development efforts to improve girls’ outcomes.
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Deloitte's RightStep Innovation Prize Goes To Social Venture Reasoning Mind

Deloitte awards its RightStep Innovation Prize to Reasoning Mind, a nonprofit venture that accelerates math education. RightStep founders join the author for a live video interview.
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Impact Investing for the Millennial: You Too Can Have an Investment Portfolio

Impact Investing for the Millennial: You Too Can Have an Investment Portfolio | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact investing has been catching headlines with major banks like Bank of America and JP Morgan developing so-called “impact portfolios.” But what about everyday folks who want to invest in social enterprises and impact businesses?
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Making sense of social impact metrics and measurements - Devex

Making sense of social impact metrics and measurements - Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Devex Making sense of social impact metrics and measurements Devex Social enterprises the world over are bursting at the seams with innovations to tackle poverty and promote social good, but precisely how to measure the impact of their initiatives...
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Two startups win funding in FinTech for Agriculture 2015 - Biztech Africa

Two startups win funding in FinTech for Agriculture 2015 - Biztech Africa | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Village Capital has announced the first winners of its innovative program, East Africa: FinTech for Agriculture 2015.
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Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers - Wall Street Journal

Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers - Wall Street Journal | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Today’s young Internet barons should use the talents that made them rich to transform the world of giving.
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Impact Investing Goes Mainstream; Is It Time You Thought About It? - Forbes

Impact Investing Goes Mainstream; Is It Time You Thought About It? - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Experts from the Sustainatopia conference argue that impact investing is going mainstream, that it helps investors reduce risk and increase returns, turning conventional wisdom on its head. Investors don't have to give up returns to have impact.
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When inclusive Business is Good Business

When inclusive Business is Good Business | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Unilever, the world's third largest consumer goods company, has adopted a research-based methodology to foster business practices that benefit smallholder farmers. In 2012 alone, the company’s glob...
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mHealth’s $100 Billion Savings Potential

mHealth’s $100 Billion Savings Potential | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Mobile healthcare devices have the potential to save the U.S. healthcare system more than $100 billion over the next four years. By Katie Wike,...
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Introducing LAFCo, The Next Step Toward Growing Rural Prosperity

Introducing LAFCo, The Next Step Toward Growing Rural Prosperity | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Root Capital announces launch of Lending for African Farming (LAFCo), a company that will enhance local food security and stimulate economic growth throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
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Business Leaders Challenge International Aid With Commerce - Forbes

Business Leaders Challenge International Aid With Commerce - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A month that has seen newspaper reports of UK Government aid money being spent on apparently frivolous projects and the arrival in London of Microsoft founder Bill Gates to urge young people to help eradicate poverty through the Global Citizens initiative...
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How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead - Fast Company

How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead - Fast Company | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Leadership in the future depends less on knowing facts others don't know, and more on seeing new relationships among facts available to us.
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How to build an inclusive economy: Rockefeller Foundation's Zia Khan - GreenBiz

How to build an inclusive economy: Rockefeller Foundation's Zia Khan - GreenBiz | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Focusing on digital jobs in Africa, smart power in rural India and unemployment in the U.S.
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Supporting Small Businesses for Big Change (SSIR)

Supporting Small Businesses for Big Change (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Can donors do more to leverage small business as an effective means of delivering development services?
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What makes for a “good”impact investment? Investing principles

What makes for a “good”impact investment? Investing principles | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Nine investing principles that drive our approach,define our expressed objectives and guide our diligence of prospective engagements.
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Are Purpose-driven Leaders the Engine of China's New Innovation? - Forbes

Are Purpose-driven Leaders the Engine of China's New Innovation? - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Bill Fischer & Tomas Casas Thirty-five years of Reform, and no Apple to show for it! No Steve Jobs as well, for that matter.
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Financing The UN's Sustainable Development Goals - Forbes

Financing The UN's Sustainable Development Goals - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
As the sun begins to set on the United Nations’ 15-year Millennium Development Goals, the international development community is rallying around a set of new Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) to be decided at this year’s UN General Assembly, ...
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Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they cater to a small, affluent, urban population -- the 1percent. Residents in..
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At A Glance Impact Investing Returns - Wall Street Journal (blog)

At A Glance Impact Investing Returns - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Can investors make socially conscious decisions without hurting their portfolio returns?
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Inclusive Business and Sustainability Marketing: The Nexus • emoo.eu

Inclusive Business and Sustainability Marketing: The Nexus • emoo.eu | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Inclusive Business and Sustainability Marketing: The Nexus Christina Gradl and Claudia Knobloch are the authors of the “Inclusive Business Guide: How to Develop Business and Battle Poverty”, which has lately been launched through the unbiased...
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How Capitalists Can Do Well While Doing Good - Wall Street Journal

How Capitalists Can Do Well While Doing Good - Wall Street Journal | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
We can build a more inclusive economy without resorting to wealth redistribution, says Lynn Forester de Rothschild in The Wall Street Journal.
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