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Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn From Microfinance

Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn From Microfinance | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

While the underlying approaches are older, the term impact investing has recently created new buzz and attracted a growing followership. I'm very excited about this. It seems to indicate that more people have come to a conclusion that I share after 20+ years of privileged insights into motives and decision making across public, private, and social sector entities: Combining a higher-order purpose with the discipline of private sector financial sustainability has the best shot at solving many of today's pressing societal challenges.

As I'm following the reporting and publications on this space, there are two related issues that I'm struggling with and that I fear, if not thoughtfully addressed, might ultimately harm the positive brand emerging for impact investing. The field can benefit from some of the hard-learned lessons from the three decade-old experience of investments in microfinance institutions, which in 2012 constituted still by far the largest share of impact investing -- estimated to be one third of total new commitments and two thirds of outstanding total in developing countries.

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Apple Watch Shows Value of Strong Supply Chains, and Opportunity in Disruption - Supply Chain 24/7

Apple Watch Shows Value of Strong Supply Chains, and Opportunity in Disruption - Supply Chain 24/7 | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Resilient companies with increased flexibility such as Apple can recover from supply chain disruptions more quickly than their competitors and therefore have a competitive advantage, which could potentially increase their market share.
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Sustainable Investing Imperative Opportunity

Sustainable Investing Imperative Opportunity | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Futurists paint striking and sometimes divergent pictures of the world in 2050.
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Asia surpasses UN poverty targets but falls short on social goals - Financial Times

Asia surpasses UN poverty targets but falls short on social goals - Financial Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Asian countries have surged past a 25-year UN poverty-reduction target and many other development landmarks — but the deeper numbers in a report reveal a qualified kind of economic miracle.
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Lina Salazar O: The Evolution of The Base-of-the-Pyramid Market in Latin America and the Caribbean During the Past Decade

Lina Salazar O: The Evolution of The Base-of-the-Pyramid Market in Latin America and the Caribbean During the Past Decade | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Lina Salazar O, Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) at the Inter-American Development Bank. It has been more than ten years since we first read abou…
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Big boost for social entrepreneurs & impact investing in Québec - MaRS

Big boost for social entrepreneurs & impact investing in Québec - MaRS | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Social innovation and corporate leaders launch SVX Québec, Impact8 & Esplanade at C2 Montreal Montréal, May 28, 2014 – Today, social innovation and corporate leaders announced a new platform, program and space to support social entrepreneurs and impact...
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Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing | GrantCraft

Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing | 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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Innovatively using the Asian Development Bank's balance sheet to eradicate ... - Brookings Institution (blog)

Innovatively using the Asian Development Bank's balance sheet to eradicate ... - Brookings Institution (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Indu Bhushan and Alain Borghijs describe how the Asian Development Bank is changing its lending policies to increase its capacity to support both lower-income countries as well as middle-income countries.
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Investing in Cross-Subsidy for Greater Impact (SSIR)

Investing in Cross-Subsidy for Greater Impact (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Investors need ways to gauge social impact and business health. Cross-subsidy models can help.
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Asia Infrastructure Dealbook: CALPERs forms $1b partnership; Japan, ADB to ... - DEALSTREETASIA

CALPERs of the US establishing a $1 billion infrastructure fund partnership with QIC, while ADB and Japana have announced a $100 billion infrastructure fund
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Time for the Plural Sector (SSIR)

Time for the Plural Sector (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To create a healthy society the plural sector needs to take its rightful place alongside the private and public sectors.
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Smaller economies offering bigger returns in the emerging markets sector - InvestmentNews

Smaller economies offering bigger returns in the emerging markets sector - InvestmentNews | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Investors are finding bonds with plumper yields, and stocks that beat the S&P 500
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6 Questions To Ask Before You Start A Social Enterprise

6 Questions To Ask Before You Start A Social Enterprise | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Eager to change the world? Here's what you need to figure out before you can start.
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Who will be the next AfDB president? - Deutsche Welle

Who will be the next AfDB president? - Deutsche Welle | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The race for the next African Development Bank (AfDB) head is on. Eight candidates are contesting for the job. The incumbent Donald Kaberuka’s second term will end at the end of the year. Who will be his successor?
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Millennials value greater flexibility, appreciation, team collaboration and global opportunities

Millennials value greater flexibility, appreciation, team collaboration and global opportunities | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Our study looks at millennials' attitudes toward work, how they will impact workplace dynamics, and how companies should adjust their talent strategy to accommodate this new reality
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The good, the bad and the ugly: sustainability at Nespresso - The Guardian

The good, the bad and the ugly: sustainability at Nespresso - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The single-serve coffee maker supports growers, but also creates a lot of waste. Its story illustrates the power and limitations of corporate sustainability programs
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Charities Are Making Big Money By Acting Like Venture Capitalists

Charities Are Making Big Money By Acting Like Venture Capitalists | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The tax quirk that lets nonprofits earn millions (and millions) by investing in startups.
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U.K. Impact Investment Pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen Looks to America

U.K. Impact Investment Pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen Looks to America | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Cohen-backed Bridges Ventures, a London-based manager that pushes social change and sustainable growth, arrives in the U.S.
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Evolution of responsible investing, ESG integration is a long term trend: AXA IM - IFA Shops

Evolution of responsible investing, ESG integration is a long term trend: AXA IM - IFA Shops | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
First known strategy providing top-down and bottom-up approach to delivering ESG factors within high yield credit – ERAFP mandate win Deployment of €200m impact investing programme – represents one of the largest...
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A Snapshot of Impact Funds Investing in LatAm

According to the most recent J.P. Morgan Impact Investor Survey, there is now more than $6.6 billion in AUM dedicated to impact investments in Latin America. Near term prospects for continued inves...
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Inequality, Inclusive Growth and Fiscal Policy in Asia

Inequality, Inclusive Growth and Fiscal Policy in Asia | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Developing Asia’s sustained rapid growth has improved general living standards and lifted hundreds of millions of Asians out of poverty within a generation.
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Mission Critical to Mission Investing Success: Networks

Mission Critical to Mission Investing Success: Networks | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
As an intermediary of capital, our network in mission investing & rural communities is a critical success factor.
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This Wearable Tech Is Actually Saving Lives

This Wearable Tech Is Actually Saving Lives | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
It would seem that we live in a world where we've come to rely on wearable technology for almost everything.

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Minding the food gap: Reinforcing the link between inclusive growth and food security | Asian Development Blog

Minding the food gap: Reinforcing the link between inclusive growth and food security | Asian Development Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Success in tackling food insecurity is an important component of how inclusive an economy’s growth is. Unless the benefits of growth are equitably shared, access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food for all will remain a challenge.
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