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‘For a social enterprise,affordability is the key metric’

‘For a social enterprise,affordability is the key metric’ | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

A decade ago anyone doing good and investing was called a social investor. But impact parameters are clearer now. However, defining impact is still largely happening at a fund-specific level than an industry level, despite some industry metrics emerging. Funds have their own approach.

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Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A holistic approach to the economy is necessary to avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, according to a new report by the Capital Institute
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Water Funds Partnership: investing directly in water resource management | Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

Water Funds Partnership: investing directly in water resource management | Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This leadership perspective by Greg Koch details how the Coca-Cola Company are promoting the sustainability of their operations by investing directly in water resource management.
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Everyone Can Be An Impact Investor -- Here's How To Start

Everyone Can Be An Impact Investor -- Here's How To Start | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
While the term "impact investing" has come to mean positive social and environmental impact, in truth all investments have an impact. Are your current investments having the impact you want? What do you want your impact to be?
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Weekend Read: Why we need to push harder for inclusive business - GreenBiz

Weekend Read: Why we need to push harder for inclusive business - GreenBiz | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Base of the pyramid strategies aiming to expand entrepreneurship are starting to gain traction — but the future of sustainable business depends on doing much more.
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Impact Investing and a 200-year-old Debate (SSIR)

Impact Investing and a 200-year-old Debate (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Three strategies investors can use to create impactful outcomes at scale.
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Faith-Based Organizations and Impact Investing | Pacific Community Ventures

Faith-Based Organizations and Impact Investing | Pacific Community Ventures | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Faith-based organizations have long invested capital with consideration to social causes. Today’s FBOs commonly engage in Socially Responsible Investing (“SRI”) using tools such as portfolio screens, divestment, and shareholder activism.
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Profit From A Cause - Business Today

Profit From A Cause - Business Today | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Business Today Profit From A Cause Business Today ... CEO of the recently formed regulatory body of such investors, the Impact Investor Council (IIC). "Many people still think social contribution can only be through charity.
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The OECD's Business and Finance Outlook looks at the Greatest Puzzle of Today - Live Trading News

Live Trading News The OECD's Business and Finance Outlook looks at the Greatest Puzzle of Today Live Trading News There is plenty of investment globally but from an advanced country perspective it is happening in the wrong places, as global value...
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This infographic from the 2015 DATA Report puts global poverty in perspective.

This infographic from the 2015 DATA Report puts global poverty in perspective. | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
5 potential game-changers for those living in the world's poorest nations.
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The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015

The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015 | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 looks at the competitiveness of 144 economies.
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Impact Investing and a 200-year-old Debate (SSIR)

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Melinda Gates explains why good design is essential to improving global health

"At the most basic level, human-centered design is about listening."
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Here's where the world's $263 trillion worth of stuff is - Business Insider

Here's where the world's $263 trillion worth of stuff is - Business Insider | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The US and Europe together hold about 2/3 of the world's assets.
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An Al Gore billion-dollar energy bet left standing

An Al Gore billion-dollar energy bet left standing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A cleantech company that has attracted deep-pocketed investors like the Walton family is ripe for an IPO. Is 2015 the year it goes public?
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This Company Helps You Give Money to Charity—After Giving It to Walmart First

This Company Helps You Give Money to Charity—After Giving It to Walmart First | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A fledgling company asks: Is activism compatible with profitable investments?
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How to accelerate inclusive growth in Africa

How to accelerate inclusive growth in Africa | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The financial services industry plays a crucial role in facilitating infrastructural and industrial development at national and regional levels, writes Sim Tshabalala.
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11 Economies Shaking Up the World of Work - Huffington Post

11 Economies Shaking Up the World of Work - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Did you catch the headline last week about Amazon Prime's new same-day service? Online shoppers in some markets who place an order before noon can now get their packages later that very day.
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Developing a Roadmap for Inclusive Financial Services

Developing a Roadmap for Inclusive Financial Services | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Accessibility technology has become a critical focus for organizations around the world due to the more than 1 billion people with disabilities, including the rapidly growing aging population.
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Impact Investing Disclosure for some is as much fun as having my picture taken

Impact Investing Disclosure for some is as much fun as having my picture taken | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
With impact investing disclosure, some people and many organizations aren't automatically comfortable with others looking over their shoulder
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An Etsy For Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes

The Foundry Marketplace will be an Etsy-like online platform for social entrepreneurs to sell their crafts.
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An Angel Network That Invests Only In Ethiopian Ventures - Forbes

An Angel Network That Invests Only In Ethiopian Ventures - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Impact Angel Network focuses on small to medium-sized companies in Ethopia and just made its latest investment.
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Importance of a socially-aware investing approach - Forbes India

Importance of a socially-aware investing approach - Forbes India | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Mathew Kiernan, the socially-aware investing pioneer explains why this approach should be more widely embraced
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Private sector concessional loans as ODA — why not? - Devex

Private sector concessional loans as ODA — why not? - Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Devex Private sector concessional loans as ODA — why not? Devex In the development sector, and among governments of the least developed countries as a group, there is a strong focus on ODA and this report tends to jar with that.
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14 tips for building a financial system from scratch

14 tips for building a financial system from scratch | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What should 21st-century banking services look like in the global south? Here’s our panel’s thoughts on how to build banks where none exist
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