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Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report

Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Energy poverty has left more than 1 billion people in developing countries without access to adequate healthcare, with staff forced to treat emergency patients in the dark, and health centres lacking the power they need to store vaccines or sterilise medical supplies, according to a report.

 

In India, nearly half of all health facilities – serving an estimated 580 million people – lack electricity, according to this year's Poor People's Energy Outlook (pdf), published on Wednesday by the NGO Practical Action. A further 255 million people are served by health centres without electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, it says, where over 30% of facilities lack power.

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KPMG buys human rights consultancy Banarra as social risks to businesses add up - The Australian Financial Review

KPMG buys human rights consultancy Banarra as social risks to businesses add up - The Australian Financial Review | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
KPMG has acquired a human rights consultancy built by the man who coined the term "blood diamonds" - a move that speaks volumes about the challenges facing executives.
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UK aid watchdog criticises DfID over partnerships with private sector

UK aid watchdog criticises DfID over partnerships with private sector | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Department for International Development’s engagement with private enterprise lacks strategic oversight and clear objectives, claims aid impact commission
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Axis Bank signs $200 million loan agreement with ADB - Economic Times

Axis Bank signs $200 million loan agreement with ADB - Economic Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
MUMBAI: Axis Bank today signed a USD 200-million, seven-year bilateral loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank. The loan will help bolster Bank's efforts to improve farm efficiency by...
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Can Socially Responsible Investing Lead of Change? - Bloomberg

Can Socially Responsible Investing Lead of Change? - Bloomberg | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Rob Leary, president of asset management at TIAA-CREF, talks about targeting investments for individuals and causing change through social investing. He speaks on
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'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development

'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Does involving the private sector in the SDG agenda mean outsourcing development? Our expert panel considers the value of partnership
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Growing Attention Being Given to Consumers at the Base of the Pyramid - Enterra Solutions

Growing Attention Being Given to Consumers at the Base of the Pyramid - Enterra Solutions | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Companies can improve their bottom line by catering to the needs of those living at the base of the economic pyramid.
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World Poverty — Our World in Data

World Poverty — Our World in Data | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @MaxCRoser: Two centuries ago your chance of living in poverty was 94%
Today it is down to 14%

More at http://t.co/j0ANJ4rwH9 http://t.…
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KKR Founder Jerome Kohlberg Dies at 90 - Wall Street Journal

KKR Founder Jerome Kohlberg Dies at 90 - Wall Street Journal | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Jerome Kohlberg, a co-founder of private-equity giant KKR & Co. and an architect of the industry’s leveraged-buyout model, has died. He was 90.
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Corridors for Shared Prosperity: Spotlight on India-Africa Inclusive Business Transfer

IFC’s ‘Corridors for Shared Prosperity’ encourages systematic transfer of Indian inclusive business models. http://t.co/U4dsSUy92A
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Doing Less, Better (SSIR)

The real competitive advantage of social enterprise, compared to traditional charities isn’t revenue generation—it’s the ability to focus on fewer things.
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'Telephone farmers' reaping the benefits of agri-tech - BBC News

'Telephone farmers' reaping the benefits of agri-tech - BBC News | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Small-scale farmers in Kenya are using a range of technologies to help them choose and manage their crops more efficiently, boosting incomes and productivity.
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Improving effectiveness of development cooperation - Sustainable Business Blog

Improving effectiveness of development cooperation - Sustainable Business Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
How to improve the effectiveness of development cooperation through the partnerships of private and public sector from Busan to Mexico.
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Innovative Finance Solution for Emerging Farmers & Contractors. | Chase Bank

Innovative Finance Solution for Emerging Farmers & Contractors. | Chase Bank | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
30th July 2015….. Agriculture continues to be an integral part of the Kenyan economy and investment in the sector is therefore not only critical for economic development but for providing the rural communities, majority of who depend on the sector,...
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One click away from financial inclusion: e-wallets and payment platforms

One click away from financial inclusion: e-wallets and payment platforms | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The penetration of mobile phones in LAC exceeds the rate of financial inclusion. How can technology help to increase access to financial services?
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Rethinking finance in a circular economy

To ING, the importance of sustainability is unquestioned. Our social and corporate responsibility agenda is an integral part of both our commercial and risk strategy.

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Social VCs: Time for real impact - Livemint

Social VCs: Time for real impact - Livemint | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The biggest problem that the social venture capital industry faces is the absence of an effective voice
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Investing for Impact: Capital Fusion for Social and Environmental Good - Huffington Post

Investing for Impact: Capital Fusion for Social and Environmental Good - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In a world where addressing global social and environmental problems are still more prominent than ever, Impact Investing as an emerging asset class is the best new alternative for channeling large-scale private capital for social and environmental...
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Doing Good Tech Versus Doing Good With Tech - TechCrunch

Doing Good Tech Versus Doing Good With Tech - TechCrunch | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The FDA is currently considering clinical trials for a drug that would delay aging. The idea of extending human longevity is a controversial one, with some..
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Global Impact Investing Network

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www.theGIIN.org is the online hub of the Global Impact Investing Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.
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Global Value Chains - OECD

Global Value Chains - OECD | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The emergence of GVCs challenges our conventional wisdom on how we look at economic globalisation and in particular, the policies that we develop around it.
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Impact Investing Goes Mainstream; Is It Time You Thought About It?

Impact Investing Goes Mainstream; Is It Time You Thought About It? | 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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INVESTMENT EXTRA: Invest without regrets on the Social Stock Exchange

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Invest without regrets on the Social Stock Exchange | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A London-based stock exchange is trying to show that backing firms that have a social or green benefit is not the preserve of sandal-wearing vegans.
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Education, improved technology and innovative financing solutions to increase ... - Devex

Education, improved technology and innovative financing solutions to increase ... - Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Education, improved technology and innovative financing solutions to increase ...
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Providing timely and critical information to fishermen and smallholder farmers will increase their capacity to adapt in real time to severe weather events.
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NewSchools Venture Fund Announces NewSchools Ignite, Accelerating EdTech ... - PR Newswire (press release)

OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm,...
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