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Impact Investing Goes Local

Impact Investing Goes Local | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Many people falsely believe impact investing is strictly international in scope without the opportunity to invest in and help "their neighbor."

The Rising Tide Exchange 2.0 proves just how wrong those people are.

The Rising Tide Exchange is a new online platform designed to streamline the connections between underserved N.J. entrepreneurs and micro-lenders. Considering the battering that Superstorm Sandy gave New Jersey, and the outpouring of goodwill, the exchange seems particularly well-positioned to make a positive impact on the community.

Here's how it works: The exchange features local entrepreneurs, exhibits their profiles, and facilitates the ability to connect and invest. It trains entrepreneurs through a 12-week course. (Check out www.risingtideexchange.com.) It's pretty straightforward and simple. And it works.

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Latin Americans are slipping back into poverty. Impact investing can reverse that worrying trend

Latin Americans are slipping back into poverty. Impact investing can reverse that worrying trend | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Latin America needs impact investors to help tackle the region’s major challenges.
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Impact Investing 2017—Impediments and Accelerants

Impact Investing 2017—Impediments and Accelerants | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Many investors today want to see their investments make a positive impact, and not just in their pocketbooks but for the social and/or environmental values and effort
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Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals » SustainAbility

Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals » SustainAbility | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Three decades following the publication of the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future, sustainability practitioners remain alarmed about the lack of progress the international community has made on sustainable development. While this is hardly surprising, the time is right to ask where specifically we are failing, who is accountable, and where the key opportunities are. For
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Sustainable
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How the millennial generation
invests its wealth

Sustainable<br/>investing<br/>How the millennial generation<br/>invests its wealth | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Demand for sustainable investments is being driven, in part, by millennials who prefer to invest in alignment with personal values. Since millennials are poised to receive more than US$30 trillion of inheritable wealth, sustainable investments will continue to grow in demand. As a result, fund managers are increasingly allocating resources to develop products and capture this emerging client segment.
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Toniic Releases Groundbreaking T100 Report on Impact Investing | Justmeans

Toniic Releases Groundbreaking T100 Report on Impact Investing | Justmeans | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Toniic, a nonprofit global impact investor network, has launched T100, a groundbreaking new report on the state of impact investing.The report shows that 100% values alignment with capital is possible, investments can realize impact across all asset classes, and the range of impact investments is much wider than previously understood.
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Millennials and the Democratization of Sustainable Investing

Millennials and the Democratization of Sustainable Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Increasing Millennial interest in socially responsible investing may be creating more opportunities for investors of all ages.
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As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact
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Q&A: CEO of Water.org on bringing water to 5 million people through social impact investing

Q&A: CEO of Water.org on bringing water to 5 million people through social impact investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Q&A: CEO of @Water on bringing water to 5 million people through impact investing - @devex https://t.co/l3nKOO2813 #impinv
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Billionaires’ Ball: Deconstructing TPG’s $2 billion RISE Fund | ImpactAlpha

Billionaires’ Ball: Deconstructing TPG’s $2 billion RISE Fund | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Talk about raising expectations. The RISE fund scored an Andrew Ross Sorkin exclusive in the New York Times, led by Bono, backed by all-stars on the impact billionaire circuit, and driven by TPG Growth, with more than $8 billion under management.
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Network Effects: Impact Seed Funds in Africa and Latin America Share Secrets and Struggles | ImpactAlpha

Network Effects: Impact Seed Funds in Africa and Latin America Share Secrets and Struggles | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Early-stage investing in emerging markets is hard. A commitment to serve low-income customers makes it even more challenging. Scaling that up around the world? Next to impossible. Capria Network thinks it has cracked the code.
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License to Innovate: Breakthrough Strategies for Social Impact (now in Spanish and Japanese)

License to Innovate: Breakthrough Strategies for Social Impact (now in Spanish and Japanese) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Geneva, 20 March 2017: Why and how are companies developing and integrating business solutions with social impact into their core business? What are the successes and failures of early movers? What are some of the strategic considerations to keep in mind? These are the key questions addressed in License to Innovate: Breakthrough Strategies for Social Impact, a report produced by WBCSD and Deloitte in the first half of last year. The report has now been translated into Spanish in partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank. Its aim is to support Latin American and Spanish companies in actively pursuing social innovation as a means to achieve greater long term sustainability, financial growth, and social impact.
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These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump's Proposed Budget

These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump's Proposed Budget | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Trump proposes eliminating funding for at least 19 independent agencies and dozens of other programs.
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When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this cartoon

When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this cartoon | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
File away under: Things To Show Climate Denying Relatives on Thanksgiving.
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How to approach corporate sustainability reporting in 2017

How to approach corporate sustainability reporting in 2017 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Trying to choose between "competing" reporting frameworks? It’s a false choice.
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Is this the start of an SDG reporting boom?

Is this the start of an SDG reporting boom? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
More companies are trying to measure progress toward the sweeping United Nations global development goals.
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UN launches blended finance fund - Development Finance

UN launches blended finance fund - Development Finance | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The United Nations Social Impact Fund has launched an impact fund comprising grant and equity capital with the aim of developing emerging economies in the Asian market. The fund of more than US$200 million is made up of a majority of equity with some concessional funding, David Galipeau, chief of the UN Social Impact Fund, …
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NBA's Chris Paul, other celebrity athletes, invest for a cause

NBA's Chris Paul, other celebrity athletes, invest for a cause | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK(Reuters) - Giving back to their communities has always been a challenge for pro athletes who get rich quick because they tend to lose the money even more quickly. Some celebrity athletes are turning to "impact investing," a growing niche of do-gooder strategies
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Latin America impact investors set sights on social returns

Latin America impact investors set sights on social returns | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Investments in areas such as education, housing, healthcare, agriculture and financial technology can help tackle poverty - and build resilience
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The world's largest hedge fund just published a 61-page paper on populism that says the movement is at its highest level since the eve of WWII

The world's largest hedge fund just published a 61-page paper on populism that says the movement is at its highest level since the eve of WWII | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said earlier this year that populism scared him. Now his firm has published an extensive report on the movement.
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When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation | McKinsey & Company

When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation | McKinsey & Company | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Sustainability efforts are material to investors only to the extent they affect cash flows. What matters depends on the industry.
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Leapfrogging Venture Capital at home and abroad

Leapfrogging Venture Capital at home and abroad | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Venture capital (VC) is an important driver of the U.S. economy, spurring both economic growth and employment. But traditional VC rewards shareholder profit over shared prosperity, accumulating the…
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Beyond Aid: How the private sector can drive change in global development | ImpactAlpha

Beyond Aid: How the private sector can drive change in global development | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Western world is leaning away from a globalized perspective and leaning inward toward a nationalist point of view. From the UK’s looming Brexit from the European Union to U.S.
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Global Goals: European Pension Funds Tilt Capital Toward ‘SDG Investing’ | ImpactAlpha

Global Goals: European Pension Funds Tilt Capital Toward ‘SDG Investing’ | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
When trillions of dollars – or euros, as the case may be – in private investment are flowing toward solutions for food security, universal education and sustainable development, let it be said that Dutch and Swedish pension funds helped lead the way.
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World-Bank-Launches-Financial-Instrument-to-Expand-Funding-for-Sustainable-Development-Goals

World-Bank-Launches-Financial-Instrument-to-Expand-Funding-for-Sustainable-Development-Goals | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
he World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has issued bonds that for the first time directly link returns to the performance of companies advancing global development priorities set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, health and sustainable infrastructure. The equity-index linked bonds raised a total of EUR163 million from institutional investors in France and Italy. The World Bank will use the proceeds to support the financing of projects that advance its goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, and that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.
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Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns

Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
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