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Peru’s National Poverty Rate Falls to 25.8 Percent : Peruvian Times

Peru’s National Poverty Rate Falls to 25.8 Percent : Peruvian Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Peru’s government said Wednesday that the country’s poverty rate declined two percentage points last year, to 25.8 percent.

Peru’s national statistics agency, INEI, said that 509,000 people escaped poverty in Peru in 2012. However,  7.8 million people are still living under the poverty line, while 1.8 million of those people are living in extreme poverty.

The decline in poverty last year is part of a general trend that has seen Peru’s poverty rate drop from almost 60 percent some 10 years ago.

The INEI said that the decline is due to continued economic growth. Peru’s gross domestic product expanded 6.3 percent in 2012, 6.9 percent in 2011 and 8.8 percent in 2010. It is expected to increase by more than 6 percent this year.

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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors - Triple Pundit (blog)

After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors - Triple Pundit (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The jets have flown home. What lessons can the impact and social investing sector glean from the world's most important gathering of economic leaders?
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Water privatisation: a worldwide failure? | John Vidal

Water privatisation: a worldwide failure? | John Vidal | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Lagos is among the many cities in the global south where investment in water supplies is desperately needed, yet there is no consensus on whether the answer lies with private management, the public sector, or a combination of both.
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Angels of change invest in better world - FT.com

Angels of change invest in better world - FT.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
“Rather than buy a yacht,” says Will Hobhouse, a veteran businessman and investor, “it might be more fun to see if you can change the world with young people who want to have a go.” The former chief executive of the retail chains Tie Rack and...
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The New Business Plan for Executives Who Want to Do Good - Knowledge@Wharton

The New Business Plan for Executives Who Want to Do Good - Knowledge@Wharton | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Inter-American Development Bank's corporate social responsibility program is intended to generate goodwill and spur a concrete increase in a company's revenues.
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How Business Leaders Can Team Up With Social Entrepreneurs To Change ... - Forbes

How Business Leaders Can Team Up With Social Entrepreneurs To Change ... - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs are driven by visions of economic inclusion, effective healthcare, enriching classrooms and healthy ecosystems. Business leaders are motivated by the thrill of the deal, the quest for efficiency and the opening of markets.
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Impact Investing in Education | Visual.ly

Impact Investing in Education | Visual.ly | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Though access has increased, the need is still growing—and so is the massive funding gap, which has risen to $26 billion, annually. Why aren't impac
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Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.
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US Economic Mobility and Investing for Impact (SSIR)

A new Aspen Institute survey explores how impact investing is driving change in education, economic assets, and health and well-being.
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AfDB, MasterCard to expand financial inclusion in Africa - Biztech Africa

AfDB, MasterCard to expand financial inclusion in Africa - Biztech Africa | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and MasterCard have announced a broad collaboration that aims to expand financial inclusion across the African continent by broadening access and usage of digital financial services.
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Invest with Values - Aligning Money and Values

Invest with Values - Aligning Money and Values | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Invest with Values highlights topics, resources and organizations related to creating positive social and environmental impacts through money, business, and investing.
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How to Leave a Mark

How to Leave a Mark | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact investing is perhaps the most promising new development tool. Young people just getting started and older business gurus alike should consider it.
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Data Analysis Is Helping Farmers Increase Yields | MIT Technology Review

Data Analysis Is Helping Farmers Increase Yields | MIT Technology Review | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
640Labs, acquired by Monsanto, provides analytics that can help farmers increase production.
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Q&A: Africa Impact Group Founder On Pioneering Innovation

Q&A: Africa Impact Group Founder On Pioneering Innovation | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Issam Chleuh is one of Africa's most promising young entrepreneurs, a leader in impact investing -- investing that generates measurable social and environmental impact.
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2 million African farmers insured for weather & catastrophe risks: Swiss Re - Artemis.bm (blog)

One of the world’s largest reinsurance firms, Swiss Re, recently announced that two million African smallholder farmers are now protected against drought,
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Towards a unifying theory of everything....

Towards a unifying theory of everything.... | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Does inclusive business and a market system approach ever collide? Or are they two sides of the same coin, in which case what is the unifying theory of everyt…
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A billion to one: The crowd gets personal

A billion to one: The crowd gets personal | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The creation of unique, personalized products and services derived from crowd-based analytics is the foundation of the “billion-to-one” experience.
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The technological transformation of social enterprise

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From storytelling platforms to landmine detection systems, utilising tech can revolutionise the work of the social entrepreneur, writes Selene Biffi
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Scaling Up: Catalyzing the Social Enterprise - More Featured Content Detail - A.T. Kearney - A.T. Kearney

Scaling Up: Catalyzing the Social Enterprise - More Featured Content Detail - A.T. Kearney - A.T. Kearney | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The importance of scalability for social enterprises is no different than for other sectors.
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Columbia Business School Launches New Center for Social Enterprise  - Clear Admit Blog

Columbia Business School Launches New Center for Social Enterprise  - Clear Admit Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The big news out of Columbia Business School (CBS) today is the creation of a new center devoted to social enterprise.
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In Latin Markets, Understanding Communities Is Key To Success - Forbes

In Latin Markets, Understanding Communities Is Key To Success - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Simon Whistler and Oliver Wack BOGOTÁ – Companies doing business in Latin America are no strangers to social risks—many in the region have experienced disruptions or other challenges stemming from protests or socio-political movements.
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2015 Colloquium Theme Focus: Commercializing Impact Investing

Practical and Inspiring Thought Leadership A graduate course and high-profile speaker series featuring leaders and practitioners working to provide solutions to some of the world’s greatest challen...
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Why startups are so different for The Next Billion

Five reasons why what works here doesn’t work there. And how this challenges our notions of universal business practices…
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Market Analysis at the Bottom of the Pyramid - +Acumen

Market Analysis at the Bottom of the Pyramid - +Acumen | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
You’ve developed an innovation, program or service to help the poor. Now how do you assess whether you’re really reaching your target market?
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