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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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About the market at the base of the pyramid

About the market at the base of the pyramid | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
There is no one-size-fits-all for a company to serve the market at the base of the pyramid. Here are basic principles to achieve double return.
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Renewable Energy Brings Opportunity for All (SSIR)

Renewable Energy Brings Opportunity for All (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
More than a billion people worldwide still lack electricity and the opportunity it can bring. But access is now more possible than ever.
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Want to talk a tech millionaire into funding your nonprofit? First, do your ... - Crain's Chicago Business

Want to talk a tech millionaire into funding your nonprofit? First, do your ... - Crain's Chicago Business | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Tech entrepreneurs come armed with lots of questions—and are geared toward organizations in which they can have an impact.
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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless - NPR

Young entrepreneurs in Africa say they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.
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Impact Investing in Affordable Housing - National Real Estate Investor

Impact Investing in Affordable Housing - National Real Estate Investor | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The concept of impact investing has been around for several years, although it is still a largely underutilized tool in advancing social and economic benefits in the real estate industry.
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Five Lessons for New Philanthropists (SSIR)

Five Lessons for New Philanthropists (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Before tackling complex social problems, new philanthropists should consider what current philanthropists have learned about how to “hack.”
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A Coming of Age for Impact Investing (SSIR)

A Coming of Age for Impact Investing (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The new benchmark is an indication of a fast-growing and increasingly sophisticated impact investing industry.
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KPMG buys human rights consultancy Banarra as social risks to businesses add up - The Australian Financial Review

KPMG buys human rights consultancy Banarra as social risks to businesses add up - The Australian Financial Review | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
KPMG has acquired a human rights consultancy built by the man who coined the term "blood diamonds" - a move that speaks volumes about the challenges facing executives.
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UK aid watchdog criticises DfID over partnerships with private sector

UK aid watchdog criticises DfID over partnerships with private sector | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Department for International Development’s engagement with private enterprise lacks strategic oversight and clear objectives, claims aid impact commission
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Axis Bank signs $200 million loan agreement with ADB - Economic Times

Axis Bank signs $200 million loan agreement with ADB - Economic Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
MUMBAI: Axis Bank today signed a USD 200-million, seven-year bilateral loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank. The loan will help bolster Bank's efforts to improve farm efficiency by...
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Can Socially Responsible Investing Lead of Change? - Bloomberg

Can Socially Responsible Investing Lead of Change? - Bloomberg | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Rob Leary, president of asset management at TIAA-CREF, talks about targeting investments for individuals and causing change through social investing. He speaks on
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'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development

'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development | 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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Growing Attention Being Given to Consumers at the Base of the Pyramid - Enterra Solutions

Growing Attention Being Given to Consumers at the Base of the Pyramid - Enterra Solutions | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Companies can improve their bottom line by catering to the needs of those living at the base of the economic pyramid.
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A New Inning For Impact Investing

A New Inning For Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For years, a nascent movement led by passionate pioneers out to change the world has been slowly but surely taking shape.
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Oakland’s Kapors spend $40 million to help diversify tech world

Oakland’s Kapors spend $40 million to help diversify tech world | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Oakland technology entrepreneurs and philanthropists Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein will spend $40 million over the next three years to help make Silicon Valley more diverse and inclusive, giving specifically to companies with leaders from...
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Trillions of dollars needed for UN anti-poverty plan - Yahoo News

Trillions of dollars needed for UN anti-poverty plan - Yahoo News | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The price tag for a bold global new anti-poverty agenda comes to between $3.5 and $5 trillion annually over the next 15 years, part of a United Nations' "to-do list" for the world.
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Non-Profits Investing More Time, Money in Social Media [Infographic]

Non-Profits Investing More Time, Money in Social Media [Infographic] | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Non-profits depend on donations for funding, so they need to be super efficient. Where does social media fall within their list of priorities?
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Smallholders to Benefit From Online Trading - AllAfrica.com

Smallholders to Benefit From Online Trading
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Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has launched G-Soko Platform, an online trading platform that will link smallholder farmers to grain buyers through a structured market mechanism.
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Zone of Impact

Zone of Impact | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Sacha Litman, founder and managing director of Measuring Success, explores how nonprofits can incorporate big data into their collective impact initiatives....
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How to use finance as a tool for inclusive growth

How to use finance as a tool for inclusive growth | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Bertrand Badré highlights how finance can be an immeasurably powerful tool for good.
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One click away from financial inclusion: e-wallets and payment platforms

One click away from financial inclusion: e-wallets and payment platforms | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The penetration of mobile phones in LAC exceeds the rate of financial inclusion. How can technology help to increase access to financial services?
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Rethinking finance in a circular economy

To ING, the importance of sustainability is unquestioned. Our social and corporate responsibility agenda is an integral part of both our commercial and risk strategy.

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Social VCs: Time for real impact - Livemint

Social VCs: Time for real impact - Livemint | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The biggest problem that the social venture capital industry faces is the absence of an effective voice
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Investing for Impact: Capital Fusion for Social and Environmental Good - Huffington Post

Investing for Impact: Capital Fusion for Social and Environmental Good - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In a world where addressing global social and environmental problems are still more prominent than ever, Impact Investing as an emerging asset class is the best new alternative for channeling large-scale private capital for social and environmental...
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