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Overcoming the ‘Original Sin’ of Impact Investing: New Approaches to Liquidity - Impact IQ

Overcoming the ‘Original Sin’ of Impact Investing: New Approaches to Liquidity - Impact IQ | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Last week, my friend Paul Hudnut posted a follow-up from a conversation we had around what Paul calls the “original sin” of impact investing: liquidity. In Paul’s words, “what if, in the end, (impact investing) doesn’t matter?” Investors put money into companies and enterprises grow; however, the only way investors get money back is if the company has a “liquidity event”—which is, most commonly, an initial public offering, an acquisition by a larger backer, or another event that gives cash back to the original investors—a requirement for the whole “investing” thing to work....We have to get this liquidity question right. The investor question of “how am I going to eventually get my cash back?” has killed more innovation from day one, in my experience, than any other investor concern. Many would-be impact investors just throw up their hands and don’t get involved—and I don’t blame them for having questions.

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The Impact of Impact Investing

The Impact of Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By: David Nowak In 1990, 45 investors and activists met in a lodge nestled in the Rocky Mountains to spend a weekend discussing the social and environmental aspects of investing. This past November
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28 Resources from Mission Investors Exchange & COF's Impact Investing Twitter Chat

28 Resources from Mission Investors Exchange & COF's Impact Investing Twitter Chat | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
During a chat on impact investing, 28 resources on impact investing were shared. Find folks to follow on philanthropy, mission investing & impact investing.
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What Venture Capitalists consider before investing in your Startup (PRESENTATION)

What Venture Capitalists consider before investing in your Startup (PRESENTATION) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to know what are the types of things Angel and Venture Capitalists consider when deciding whether to invest in a venture?
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Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States - The Annie E. Casey Foundation | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This KIDS COUNT data snapshot illustrates how outdated methods measuring poverty in the United States are giving an inaccurate picture of how families are really faring and what public programs are actually working.
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Why we need financial access for all to tackle extreme poverty

Why we need financial access for all to tackle extreme poverty | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
One in three people around the world lacks access to basic bank accounts or any kind of credit, writes Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President.
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10 Impact Investing Blogs and Influencers to Follow Right Now | Net Impact

Thanks @laplusacumen! "@netimpact has recommendations on #impinv blogs and #influencers http://t.co/wv7kfkQre9”;
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Impact Investing: Time to Unleash PRIs (SSIR)

Impact Investing: Time to Unleash PRIs (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
How government can liberate philanthropic foundations to extend billions in critical risk capital for mission-driven startups—and help push impact investing into the mainstream.
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SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGIES FOR BANKS: VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT – March 2014 | EVPA

SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGIES FOR BANKS: VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT – March 2014 | EVPA | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Organisational culture is still the main barrier within European banks to engage in #socinv and #venphil http://t.co/xTsWQUphMW
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Building Our Collaborative Muscles (SSIR)

Building Our Collaborative Muscles (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Four ways funder-grantee networks can work together better and increase their impact.
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Is Non-Inclusive Economic Growth Sufficient for Stability and Competitiveness? | Creative Associates International

Is Non-Inclusive Economic Growth Sufficient for Stability and Competitiveness? | Creative Associates International | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
An exclusive economy might be to blame for Egypt's failure to grow, compete and stabilize http://t.co/lYQrn4t0Cm http://t.co/WO7JCBvcbp
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The Slippery Slope Of Impact Investing

The Slippery Slope Of Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact investing is hot right now. The meteoric rise of social enterprise is shaking the foundations of the nonprofit sector, and traditional investors are starting to pay attention.
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Climate finance: the focus must be on quality not quantity

Climate finance: the focus must be on quality not quantity | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The promise of new climate finance at Copenhagen and Cancun was something of a sham. But it is not too late to make it right at Paris
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Inclusive Business Interview Series: Susanne Dorasil, BMZ

Susanne discusses the changes she's seen in the inclusive business landscape in recent years and talks about what the newly launched Inclusive Business Actio...
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How Social Impact Investing Works (JPM,GS)

How Social Impact Investing Works (JPM,GS) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Social impact investing is changing the way investors and the government effect change, delivering quantifiable results and financial returns.
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Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches consultation on Inclusive Development | INCLUDE Platform

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches consultation on Inclusive Development | INCLUDE Platform | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In a debate in Dutch Parliament in October 2014, Minister Lilianne Ploumen for International Trade and Development Cooperation committed to send a letter to Parliament in Spring 2015 on the inclusiveness of Dutch projects and programmes.
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Better Investment In Social Impact Starts With These 4 Questions

Better Investment In Social Impact Starts With These 4 Questions | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By taking into account all possible outcomes and consequences, including those unintended or indirect, social impact investments can be insured the greatest impact....
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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models (SSIR)

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained.
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Impact Investing's Newest Champion -- the Millennial

Impact Investing's Newest Champion -- the Millennial | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The reality is that there are many in the financial markets and social sector who firmly believe that Millennials are critical stakeholders who will unleash impact investing's true potential within the next two decades....
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Four Impact Investing Trends Taking Shape in 2015 | Mission Investors Exchange

Four Impact Investing Trends Taking Shape in 2015 | Mission Investors Exchange | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @MissionInvest: 4 Impact Investing Trends Taking Shape in 2015 http://t.co/kxmje7cdgJ via @cynmull @arabellaadvisor #impinv
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Green Bonds Are Changing Investor Expectations & Making Sustainable Investing Easier

Green bonds are mobilizing billions of dollars a year for development projects that countries and cities need, carried out in ways that are good for the climate and environment.
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The disruptive business model - the way forward for start-ups? - Hult News

The disruptive business model - the way forward for start-ups? - Hult News | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Insights into the impact of disruptive innovation and the disruptive business model, looking at recent examples of Uber, Zipcar, and Airbnb.
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Millennials’ Weak Skills Threaten America’s Competitiveness

Millennials’ Weak Skills Threaten America’s Competitiveness | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A report released by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) examined the skills of millennials in 22 countries and found that—surprise!—American millennials are woefully behind their peers around t
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IMPACT INVESTING SPOTLIGHT: A NEW KIND OF INVESTMENT

IMPACT INVESTING SPOTLIGHT: A NEW KIND OF INVESTMENT | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What happens when tech industry leaders put their money behind entrepreneurship serving lower-income Indians?
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To Be An Inclusive Business, Forget Business School Lessons on Strategy

To Be An Inclusive Business, Forget Business School Lessons on Strategy | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Under-investment in inclusive growth can pose a challenge to growth itself. Most citizens in developing economies do not have access to products and services we take for granted in the industrialized world.
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Ideagen Interview - Venture Philanthropy Partners CEO Carol Thompson Cole

Ideagen Interview - Venture Philanthropy Partners CEO Carol Thompson Cole | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Carol Thompson Cole is President & CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), a philanthropic investment organization that helps great leaders build strong, high-performing nonprofit institutions.
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