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MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual

MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Finance Ministers from seven member countries of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) are convening in the capital on Monday to finalize and adopt regional anti-poverty strategy for reducing poverty in the bloc.

The second BIMSTEC Ministerial on Poverty Alleviation will mainly discuss issues related to pro-poor and inclusive growth, social development, social safety nets, targeted programs, governance, climate change and disaster management. It will also endorse the Poverty Plan of Action (PPA), which will comprise regional strategies and cooperation for fighting poverty, said Deependra Bahadur Kshetry, vice-chairman of National Planning Commission.

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Impacting 1 Billion By 2020 Is No Pipe Dream For These Social Entrepreneurs

Impacting 1 Billion By 2020 Is No Pipe Dream For These Social Entrepreneurs | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship set a goal to impact 1 billion lives by 2020. The entrepreneurs they are supporting are an impressive group that make that goal look almost achievable.
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Filling In the Gap (SSIR)

Filling In the Gap (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

How creative collaborations worldwide are deploying capital and support for promising social enterprises.

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Impact investing turns out to be a sustainable business - Economic Times

Impact investing turns out to be a sustainable business - Economic Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Fence-sitters, naysayers, and doubting Thomases amongst investors who always sought proof that impact investing - investments made with the intent of generating environmental and social benefit...
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Base of Pyramid Asia (BOPA) Buys 25% Equity Stake in ... - MicroCapital

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Base of Pyramid Asia (BOPA) Buys 25% Equity Stake in ... - MicroCapital | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For an undisclosed price, Base of Pyramid Asia (BOPA), a Singapore-based equity investor in small, Asian microfinance institutions (MFIs), recently purchased a 25-percent stake in Elet-Capital, a Kyrgyzstan-based MFI.
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Australia calls for private sector investment in aid - Devex

Australia calls for private sector investment in aid - Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Australia calls for private sector investment in aid Devex Bishop told the audience the announcement may face criticism — a recent suggestion that Coca-Cola could partner to deliver medical supplies in developing countries was condemned for...
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How much has global poverty fallen over the past 25 years?

How much has global poverty fallen over the past 25 years? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
More than a billion people have been lifted above the poverty line in the past quarter of a century. How did it happen?
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The challenge of poverty in Detroit's suburbs - Detroit Metro Times (blog)

The challenge of poverty in Detroit's suburbs - Detroit Metro Times (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Poverty isn't just an inner-city problem anymore.
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Making Business Sense Of Sustainable Development - Live Trading News

Making Business Sense Of Sustainable Development - Live Trading News | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Sustainable business is big news. Long gone are the days where sustainability was a concern for environmentalists, charities, governments
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Serving the unbanked: Stay - Jakarta Post

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been long considered the backbone of the Indonesian economy, as they have business flexibility and ...
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With Water Crisis Here, Funds Part of Solution, Boccaletti Says - Bloomberg

With Water Crisis Here, Funds Part of Solution, Boccaletti Says - Bloomberg | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
With $10 trillion of infrastructure needs between now and 2030 amid climate change, rising seas and growing populations, water is becoming a fundamental risk to the global economy, according to the world’s biggest non-profit conservation group.
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Making Pakistan's target for education financing a reality - Brookings Institution (blog)

Making Pakistan's target for education financing a reality - Brookings Institution (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In order to improve financing for education in Pakistan, Rabea Malik and Pauline Rose argue that the country needs to focus on two areas: increasing available domestic resources, and implementing a needs-based formula for the distribution of...
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Bringing Impact Bonds to the Global South (SSIR)

Bringing Impact Bonds to the Global South (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Are impact bonds—with all their complexity, stringent data requirements, and high transaction costs—appropriate for the developing world?

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Making the Benefits of Cause Marketing Last (SSIR)

Making the Benefits of Cause Marketing Last (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

When companies champion a cause, their efforts often have a “rented” quality. It’s time to ramp up authentic, lasting connections between companies and social impact.

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Helping Clients With Socially Responsible Investments - WealthManagement.com

Helping Clients With Socially Responsible Investments - WealthManagement.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Socially responsible investments need to become a part of nearly every practice’s core capabilities.
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Ecosystem Investing: Achieving Impact at Scale (SSIR)

Ecosystem Investing: Achieving Impact at Scale (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Six lessons from a large-scale, cross-sector initiative to improve education.

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Sovereign Wealth Funds Can Ease Africa Risks, AfDB Head Says - Bloomberg

Sovereign Wealth Funds Can Ease Africa Risks, AfDB Head Says - Bloomberg | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
African nations, stung by plunging commodity prices, should set up more sovereign wealth funds to help withstand the next downturn, said Akinwumi Adesina, the African Development Bank’s new president.
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Innovators and entrepreneurs will unlock Africa's agribusiness promise - Quartz

Innovators and entrepreneurs will unlock Africa's agribusiness promise - Quartz | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This is what we learned from China's experience.
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African Development Bank Head To Focus on Power, Equality and Inclusion - Wall Street Journal (blog)

African Development Bank Head To Focus on Power, Equality and Inclusion - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Akinwumi Adesina takes over this week as president of the African Development Bank. In an exclusive interview with the Wall Street Journal, he lays out his vision for the bank.
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China has almost ended urban poverty – a promising start for the SDGs | Comment | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

China has almost ended urban poverty – a promising start for the SDGs | Comment | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Yet-to-be-released data suggests China has now all but eradicated urban poverty. Can China build on this early success to lead on the SDGs?
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Cracking the Code on Social Impact (SSIR)

Cracking the Code on Social Impact (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

An emerging measurement approach emphasizes the value in standardizing outcomes for the whole social sector. 

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Scaling up insurance for resilience in Africa - PreventionWeb (press release)

Scaling up insurance for resilience in Africa - PreventionWeb (press release) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Ann Weru Nairobi – Improved access to insurance can boost the resilience of vulnerable communities to recurrent disasters such as droughts and floods in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Opportunities in impact investing go beyond financial returns - Enterprise Innovation

Opportunities in impact investing go beyond financial returns - Enterprise Innovation | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Not to be mistaken with socially responsible investors, impact investors are finding new ways to fund companies intent on solving the world’s most pressing issues, including climate change, poverty and human rights...
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Deloitte is making an impact around the world

Deloitte is making an impact around the world | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Read stories about some of the ways Deloitte is making an impact around the world.
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Philippines to advocate SME Growth through Inclusive Business in the APEC Investments Experts' Forum (Philippines News Agency) | Indonesia Tribune

The Philippines will spearhead a Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) entitled Fostering SME Growth through Inclusive Business on Thursday (Aug. 27) at Marco Polo
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The Doer and the Payer: A Simple Approach to Scale (SSIR)

The Doer and the Payer: A Simple Approach to Scale (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Growth and scale aren't the same thing. Here's what you need to know if you're serious about getting to scale. 

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