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Asian Development Bank presidency: looking beyond Japan

Asian Development Bank presidency: looking beyond Japan | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

When Japan recalled president of the Asian Development Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda, to head up its central bank, it seems to have missed an opportunity to promote openness. The Japanese and the ADB's board seem to have ignored the emerging international consensus favouring competition in electing the heads of multilateral banks.

Just last summer the board of the World Bank, representatives of most world governments, decided it would be good practice to finally have a competition for their new president. There had been a little reluctance at first in Washington, but later the US felt it would be too embarrassing to refuse an open election for the World Bank presidency, though the man for the job happened to be another American.

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT - EVPA

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT - EVPA | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

An update on the guide of reference for anyone wanting to understand the set up and running of a venture philanthropy organisation.

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Calvert Investments Launches Global Water Research Index

Calvert Investments Launches Global Water Research Index | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Today Calvert Investments launched the Calvert Global Water Research Index (CALH2O) – the sixth addition to the company’s growing suite of
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We Answer Davos' Questions on the Fourth 'Industrial' Revolution in One Word - Partnerships for Development

We Answer Davos' Questions on the Fourth 'Industrial' Revolution in One Word - Partnerships for Development | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
We find ourselves, they say, at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Riding the tide of the third edition and the groundswell of automated production and technology that came with it, this fourth chapter is transforming our world, introducing technologies that morph how we operate as consumers and producers, regulators and citizens. Yet while …
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Rock Paper Scissors… People Planet Profit

Rock Paper Scissors… People Planet Profit | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
It is not easy being a startup investor, and even more so as an impact investor. In the tech sector, ask an Angel or VC how they choose their investments, and the most common answer is: team, team,…
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How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth | McKinsey & Company

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth | McKinsey & Company | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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GCF 2016 Day 2 : Keynote Address: The Sustainability Challenge

Keynote Address: The Sustainability Challenge Keynote: Mrs. Indra Nooyi Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Global Competitiveness Forum 2016 "Comp...
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Global Innovation Fund

Global Innovation Fund | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

GIF invests in a wide range of solutions with the shared goal of opening up better opportunities for people living in poverty in developing countries.

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5 Ways to Boost Impact Investing in Family Offices

5 Ways to Boost Impact Investing in Family Offices | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Impact investing is on the upswing, says US SIF CEO.

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Delivering on the SDGs will require a system reboot - Corporate Citizenship Briefing

Delivering on the SDGs will require a system reboot - Corporate Citizenship Briefing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The new Sustainable Development Goals are a valuable new framework for companies to develop their business models, writes Jules Peck. But truly progressive businesses also need to engage with civil society to evolve the goals.   The year of 2015 has been heralded as setting out a new roadmap for ‘sustainable development’ with both the …
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NexThought Monday: Impact Investing ‘Skeptics Have Been Defeated’ – Our Q&A With LeapFrog CEO | NextBillion

NexThought Monday: Impact Investing ‘Skeptics Have Been Defeated’ – Our Q&A With LeapFrog CEO | NextBillion | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

WHERETO NEXT FOR THE $1 BILLION-PLUS IMPACT FUND MANAGER? To many of us, insurance is, well, boring. There are two key reasons why. One, in developed markets anyway, many of us (but unfortunately far from all of us) just expect it to be there.

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The amazing story behind that KIND bar you're eating

The amazing story behind that KIND bar you're eating | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The Founder of KIND says spreading kindness is at the core of his company.
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GDP a poor measure of progress, say Davos economists

GDP a poor measure of progress, say Davos economists | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Do we need a new way of measuring economic growth?
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The Rise of the Data Scientist: How big data and data science are changing smallholder finance | RAFLearning

The Rise of the Data Scientist: How big data and data science are changing smallholder finance | RAFLearning | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

New research from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance explores how innovative lenders are using new data sources and analytics to assess the creditworthiness of borrowers. The full report is available for download here.

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The new gatekeepers: One-third of all startups to raise a Series A graduated from an incubator

The new gatekeepers: One-third of all startups to raise a Series A graduated from an incubator | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Contrary to press reports and common sense, maybe incubators do work beyond just YC.
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8 African startups leading the way to ending poverty

8 African startups leading the way to ending poverty | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says, “In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention.” There's certainly a boom in exciting new companies

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Inclusion - a business imperative

Inclusion - a business imperative | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Last week we held our held our first OUTstanding Progressive Leader meeting of the year: a breakfast with Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman. The session brought together some of our most senior stakeholders
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Private sector finance mobilised by official development interventions

According to a recent DAC survey, USD 36.4 billion was mobilised from the private sector in 2012-14 through official development finance interventions in the...
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Announcing Our New Partnership with ImpactSpace | NextBillion

Announcing Our New Partnership with ImpactSpace | NextBillion | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Impact investing has left the realm of the theoretical and moved confidently into the practical.

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Impact Investing: MBA's Funds Follow Goldman Sachs In Search For Financial, Social Returns

Impact Investing: MBA's Funds Follow Goldman Sachs In Search For Financial, Social Returns | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Student-led portfolios seek to prove business case for sustainable investing
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World's largest investor: We want companies with long-term sustainability plan.

World's largest investor: We want companies with long-term sustainability plan. | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
World's largest investor: We want companies with long-term sustainability plan register or login to read more.
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Study: Firms with More Women in the C-Suite Are More Profitable

Study: Firms with More Women in the C-Suite Are More Profitable | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
According to a survey of nearly 22,000 companies around the world.
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A Successful Entrepreneur Discovers What's Different About Impact Investing

Hampus Jakobsson's company was sold for $150 million. As an angel investor, he wonders how to understand the trade-off between investing for financial return...

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How Indiegogo Is Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding To Empower Entrepreneurs

How Indiegogo Is Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding To Empower Entrepreneurs | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Indiegogo is introducing new partnerships to help entrepreneurs beyond crowdfunding.
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CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains | Sustainable Brands

CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains | Sustainable Brands | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their corporate customers, the CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2016, found that less than half of suppliers have set a target to reduce their emissions and only one third have lowered their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the past reporting year. What’s worse though, is that half of the suppliers that were asked for information failed to respond at all.
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