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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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'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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Vietnam scraps foreign ownership limits

Vietnam scraps foreign ownership limits | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Foreign investors will soon be able to take 100 percent stakes in big Vietnamese companies as the country seeks to revive its stuttering economy.
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Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits (SSIR)

Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Three common and harmful prejudices against charitable organizations, and how nonprofits can subvert them.
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How Mars is greening pet food with bycatch and grain - GreenBiz

How Mars is greening pet food with bycatch and grain - GreenBiz | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Pets are people too, or at least that's how Americans feed them. And the excess meat and fish dogs and cats eat are a sustainability problem.
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AfDB Issues $20 Million Infrastructure Bonds to Japan's Life Insurance Company - AllAfrica.com

AfDB Issues $20 Million Infrastructure Bonds to Japan's Life Insurance Company
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Africa still has massive infrastructure needs. Bridging the infrastructure gap could increase GDP growth by an estimated 2 percentage points a year.
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Africa: Angel Investing Events in Key Markets Look Set to Fill Some of the ... - AllAfrica.com

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Farmerline which improves information access and communication channels for smallholder farmers and agricultural workers.
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Social Impact Bonds Link to Road Safety Investment - Pro Bono Australia

Social Impact Bonds Link to Road Safety Investment
Pro Bono Australia
“Social impact investing provides an exciting option to 'unlock' the benefits of improving road safety.
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Squaring the circle – bringing ecology and sustainability back into impact investment

Squaring the circle – bringing ecology and sustainability back into impact investment | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Simon Evill discusses why environmental impact can often be an afterthought in impact investment - and why that seems so counter-intuitive in building a sustainable, happy and inclusive society.
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We Need to Prove Impact Investing Makes a Difference - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)

We Need to Prove Impact Investing Makes a Difference - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Foundations and companies should borrow evaluation techniques from nonprofits to demonstrate that their programs improve society.
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Socially Responsible Investing Nearly Doubled Since '12

Socially Responsible Investing Nearly Doubled Since '12 | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Since 2012, the socially responsible investing sector has nearly doubled from $3.74 trillion to 6.57 trillion. Is this type of investing for everyone?
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Social Impact Bonds Are Coming to the Tropics - Huffington Post

Social Impact Bonds Are Coming to the Tropics - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Social impact bonds hold substantial potential, not only for the United States and Europe, but also for many emerging markets around the world.
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Education, improved technology and innovative financing solutions to increase ... - Devex

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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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'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development - The Guardian

'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development - The Guardian | 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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USDA Announces First Private Sector Investments through U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund | USDA Newsroom

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the first round of investments in rural infrastructure projects through the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund.
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Latin America economic outlook report | Deloitte | Global services & thought leadership

Latin America economic outlook report  | Deloitte | Global services & thought leadership | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The July 2015 Latin America Economic Outlook examines the opportunities and challenges for the economies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.
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Can technology free developing countries from light poverty?

Can technology free developing countries from light poverty? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
LED and solar technology is freeing remote communities from dependence on unhealthy fuel, explains US department of energy scientist Evan Mills
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African Development Bank: New leadership, same direction - The Africa Report

African Development Bank: New leadership, same direction - The Africa Report | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Bank chose Akinwumi Adesina as its new president in May. The Nigerian says his priorities are infrastructure, private-sector lending and inclusive growth.
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Stakeholder Capitalism: The New Capitalist Model - Huffington Post

Stakeholder Capitalism: The New Capitalist Model - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
With the Millennial generation driving the values of a more conscious approach to business, we are entering an era in which the old approach to business and capitalism is dying.
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Basic Income? Yes! Bold Ideas About Fixing Inequality - Huffington Post

Basic Income? Yes! Bold Ideas About Fixing Inequality - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
British economist Tony Atkinson has been studying inequality -- the gap in income and wealth between the top and the bottom -- for nearly half a century.
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$2.3M Partnership Will Study Startup Accelerators, Especially In Emerging Markets - Forbes

$2.3M Partnership Will Study Startup Accelerators, Especially In Emerging Markets - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative, a new $2.3 million public-private partnership. aims to study how successful startup accelerators are, especially in developing countries.
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East Africa Emerges as Global Hub For Impact Investing - Wall Street Journal (blog)

East Africa Emerges as Global Hub For Impact Investing - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Investments focused on fostering social or environmental goals are playing an increasing role in East Africa, with nearly $10 billion invested so far, a new report said on Wednesday.
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Three ways businesses can boost sustainable development

Three ways businesses can boost sustainable development | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What does a procurement manager in Managua have to do with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), asks William Warshauer.
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