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7 Tips For Social Enterprises Looking To Raise Capital

7 Tips For Social Enterprises Looking To Raise Capital | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Raising growth capital is a challenge for most businesses, but social enterprises face an extra hurdle--they have to show how they're going to maximize their positive impact and demonstrate the qualities investors generally look for, including a strong management team, a unique approach to the market or problem, and growth potential.

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Impact Investing Finding Resources for CSR StartUps | Mutual Funds

Impact Investing Finding Resources for CSR StartUps | Mutual Funds | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Magazine of Corporate ResponsibilityImpact Investing: Finding Resources for CSR Start-UpsImpact investing is an emerging asset class focused on the flow of
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Netherlands, World Bank Group Partner to Transform the Agricultural Sector ... - World Bank Group

The Netherlands and the World Bank Group signed a “Food for All” partnership agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to increase knowledge, support job creation, and secure the long-term sustainability of agriculture in developing countries.
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Creating Shared Value: A How-to Guide for the New Corporate (R)evolution | FSG

Creating Shared Value: A How-to Guide for the New Corporate (R)evolution | FSG | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
10 building blocks for taking shared value creation from idea to action.
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'Socially responsible' investing has beaten the S&P 500 for decades - MarketWatch

'Socially responsible' investing has beaten the S&P 500 for decades - MarketWatch | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This is thanks in part to the emergence in the U.S. of “impact investing,” a concept that started in the U.K.
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Melinda Gates on Bill, ending poverty, and her plans to invest in women and girls - Fortune

Melinda Gates on Bill, ending poverty, and her plans to invest in women and girls - Fortune | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In a wide-ranging conversation, Melinda Gates gives Fortune's Nina Easton a glimpse into her past--and a look at the future of the Gates Foundation.
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9 massive predictions for how tech will impact 'the next billion' - Memeburn

9 massive predictions for how tech will impact 'the next billion' - Memeburn | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Quartz held an impressive event this week with speakers from Uber, frog design and EVRYTHING to name but a few. Titled "The Next Billion", the conference f
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Does the government really believe multinationals are the answer to global ... - The Guardian

Does the government really believe multinationals are the answer to global ... - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The UK’s Department for International Development has passionately embraced the private sector - but is there evidence to show that it’s worth it?
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Exploring New Approaches For Poverty Reduction · Global Voices

Exploring New Approaches For Poverty Reduction · Global Voices | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The quest is on for solutions to poverty reduction with the approach of the 2015 deadline for the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDG). Many organizations are exploring new avenues for answers.
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6 ways to innovate for development in 2015 and beyond - Devex

6 ways to innovate for development in 2015 and beyond - Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Devex 6 ways to innovate for development in 2015 and beyond Devex This is a big year for development. As the Millennium Development Goals are set to run their course, the international community must agree on new development priorities.
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Building Trust with Communities of Color (SSIR)

Building Trust with Communities of Color (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Strategies for engaging communities of color in local health initiatives.
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Two Basic Truths of Investing for Social Impact

Two Basic Truths of Investing for Social Impact | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @BridgespanGroup: The latest from Paul Carttar: Two basics truths about investing for #socialimpact. http://t.co/ZRjNXNTO7D http://t.co/…;
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Focus on Poverty: Coffee farmers on climate front line

Focus on Poverty: Coffee farmers on climate front line | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
There is a coffee crisis brewing, SciDev.Net recently reported in a story about the effects of climate change on the crop, primarily the highly prized Arabica coffee beans. A major study modelled 21 scenarios of climate change up to 2050 on a band of 60 tropical countries either side of the equator where Arabica coffee is grown. [1]
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The Center for Effective Philanthropy » Investing and Social Impact: Practices of Private Foundations

The Center for Effective Philanthropy » Investing and Social Impact: Practices of Private Foundations | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Interesting finding in @CEPData report on foundation #impinv: median % of endowment towards impinv > than % PRIs. http://t.co/qJhZ49w57E
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Stop (Just) Measuring Impact, Start Evaluating | FSG

“We want to know what impact our work has had.”“Does our model work?”“What’s our ROI in terms of impact?”
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How multidimensional measurement can transform the fight against poverty | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

How multidimensional measurement can transform the fight against poverty | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
You are invited to join the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at a special event that combines the launch of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2015 and the launch of our new book, Multidimensional Poverty...
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Inclusive Business Initiatives

Inclusive Business Initiatives | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
There are numerous inclusive businesses working across the developing world to improve the lives of people at the Base of the Pyramid. It is impossible…
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Catholic Trust Looks to Brazilian Fund for Social Returns - New York Times

Catholic Trust Looks to Brazilian Fund for Social Returns - New York Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The backing of an investment fund by an order of the Roman Catholic Church follows the Vatican’s endorsement of leveraging capitalism for social impact.
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Tips for Building Impact Investment Ready Enterprises

Tips for Building Impact Investment Ready Enterprises | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A lack of investment-ready enterprises is slowing the development of an impact investment market in Australia.
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Doing good by doing well

Doing good by doing well | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
“WHAT charity will give me the biggest bang for my buck?” asks Elie Hassenfeld. In 2007 the former hedge-fund manager co-founded GiveWell, a non-profit...
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L-pesa small scale loans alleviate poverty in Tanzania

This video is showing the poor condition of people in Tanzania and how L-pesa helped these people to alleviate poverty in this east African country.
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Google Ventures Invests in Agricultural Technology Startup - Wall Street Journal

Google Ventures Invests in Agricultural Technology Startup - Wall Street Journal | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Google’s venture-capital arm, dipping its toes into an emerging agricultural sector, is investing in a computerized farming network that crunches data on seeds and soil to help farmers grow more for less.
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China-backed AIIB to include non-Asian states on board-Philippine official - Reuters

China-backed AIIB to include non-Asian states on board-Philippine official - Reuters | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
MANILA, May 20 (Reuters) - China is proposing to includenon-Asian countries on the board of the Asian InfrastructureInvestment Bank (AIIB) in a move interpreted by some nations asgiving small shareholders...
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The base of the pyramid will transform markets in Latin America

The base of the pyramid will transform markets in Latin America | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Poverty reduction between 2000 and 2010 altered the aspirations and priorities of the base of the pyramid in Latin America.
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Impact Investing

New ventures and investments are proving that a career in finance and impact investing can create real social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.Get the big picture » Help us improve our impact investing content!
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What is social investing, what is social impact investing, and what is impact investing?

What is social investing, what is social impact investing, and what is impact investing? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What is social impact investing? And why there's no impact see-saw.
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