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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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Focus on Private Sector: Linking research to market - SciDev.Net (blog)

Focus on Private Sector: Linking research to market - SciDev.Net (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Commercialising products for use in developing countries requires input from key groups — such as potential suppliers and poor consumers — about what would be required to take a product to market. For example, suppliers may lack access to the quality raw materials and inputs, business financing or the know-how needed for production. And many consumers may be unable to afford new products or additional distribution costs often tagged onto products aimed at remote areas.

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Business as usual redefined? The social role of business and the challenge ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

OXFORD, Oct. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - The report examines the views of millennials on the social role and responsibilities of business, offers opportunities and challenges to major global brands, and captures the growing...
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Re-Energizing the Base of the Pyramid Domain

The base of the pyramid (BoP) domain is at an important crossroads. More than ever business, and market-based approaches in general, are seen as part of the solution to global poverty. But substantial challenges remain. Built around a prioritized set of initiatives for the future development of the BoP domain, the BoP Roadmap is intended to be a catalyst to generate a stronger and more robust BoP community.

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DATA UNLOCKS CAPITAL – WHY SOCIAL INVESTMENT AND IMPACT INVESTING NEED DATA AND WHY IT IS A PRIORITY

DATA UNLOCKS CAPITAL – WHY SOCIAL INVESTMENT AND IMPACT INVESTING NEED DATA AND WHY IT IS A PRIORITY | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Data unlocks capital. Data sets the risk and return expectations for providers of capital and thus provides the basis on which the provision of capital for social investment and impact investing ca...
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Hidden Poverty: A New Landscape for the American Suburb : The Rockefeller Foundation

Hidden Poverty: A New Landscape for the American Suburb : The Rockefeller Foundation | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Since at least the 1950s, the suburbs have symbolized  economically successful family life in the United States. Over the past decade,  however, poverty in the suburbs has grown twice as fast as poverty in urban  areas. The story of this post, researched and written by my team and its  partners, chronicles the rise of suburban poverty and emerging efforts to  understand and address it.

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New Belgium Family Foundation “All In” for Impact Investing | First Affirmative Leadership Blog

New Belgium Family Foundation “All In” for Impact Investing | First Affirmative Leadership Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The New Belgium Family Foundation’s mission focuses on four areas: renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, alternative transportation, and youth engagement.
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Is Asian philanthropy on the rise?

Is Asian philanthropy on the rise? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
As the ranks of Asia's wealthy have swelled, philanthropic giving has increased. Rico Hizon speaks to Christina Tung from UBS about the future of giving in Asia.
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The global food challenge: smallholder farmers at the core of a solution - CSR Asia

The global food challenge: smallholder farmers at the core of a solution - CSR Asia | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The global food challenge: smallholder farmers at the core of a solution CSR Asia At the core of the partnership, however, is capacity building to enable producers better engage with other supply chain stakeholders, be more market compliant and...
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Get Rid of the Grid? (SSIR)

Get Rid of the Grid? (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.
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ClearlySo | Impact Investing and Good Money Week

ClearlySo | Impact Investing and Good Money Week | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The ClearlySo blog delivers news, features and analysis of the social enterprise and investment sector.
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USAID Feed the Future-Partnering for Innovation: From Smallholders to Shareholders

USAID is engaging the private sector like never before, and stakeholders need to know what works. “From Smallholders to Shareholders” is a step-by-step guide that walks both public donors and private companies through the complex process of creating effective partnerships with the power to transform smallholder agriculture.
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IFAD social reporting blog: The marvels of investing in agriculture and believing in the power and potential of smallholder farmers in Azerbaijan

IFAD social reporting blog: The marvels of investing in agriculture and believing in the power and potential of smallholder farmers in Azerbaijan | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Witnessing the impact of investment in #agriculture + seeing rural transfomration http://t.co/7PCCFLqJUq #Azerbaijan cc: @IFADnews
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Live Discussion With Author Of World Economic Forum Guide To Impact Investing

Live Discussion With Author Of World Economic Forum Guide To Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
According to Abigail Noble, head of impact investing at the World Economic Forum, "While impact investing has entered the mainstream mindset, it has not become part of the strategy, operations and business culture of mainstream investment...
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Impact Investing in Development Finance | Global Learning Exchange

Impact Investing in Development Finance | Global Learning Exchange | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) play an important role in the international impact investment ecosystem,

promoting economic development in underserved regions globally. They provide catalytic capital in markets where

private sector investment is weak, drawing on comprehensive institutional knowledge and strong relationships in

traditionally underserved markets...Despite this alignment of mission and activity – a hallmark of impact investing – the explicit role of DFIs in impactinvestment is not always clear. DFIs themselves have sometimes conflicting views about whether their activities are bestunderstood as impact investment, mainstream investment, both impact and mainstream investment, or something in between.

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Impact investing won't replace philanthropy but will push firms towards CSR: Rockefeller Foundation Chief - The Economic Times

Impact investing won't replace philanthropy but will push firms towards CSR: Rockefeller Foundation Chief - The Economic Times | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
There are a few reasons why one might choose impact investing. Unlike grantmaking, impact investing expects a financial return, and thus is a market based approach.
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Impact investing market grows 132% from 2011-2013

Impact investing market grows 132% from 2011-2013 | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Responsible investment strategies grew at a much faster rate than the European market as a whole between 2011 and 2013, according to research by the European Sustainable Investment Forum (EUROSIF).,Investment ,ESG,SRI,Europe
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Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World : The Rockefeller Foundation

Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World : The Rockefeller Foundation | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

The increasing complexity of development, coupled with the widening range of public, nonprofit, and private sector actors and the demand for more timely feedback, has challenged the utility of conventional approaches to M&E in many development contexts. Though emerging ICTs offer promise, the methodological rigor of tech-enabled M&E has sometimes been questioned and viewed as unreliable in contemporary evaluation debates

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Strategy’s Missing Link (SSIR)

Strategy’s Missing Link (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

"We see a missed opportunity to create more dramatic impact by better leveraging influence, with greater intentionality. To avoid taking the easy route and shrinking the problem to the size of our financial resources, we have to leverage different currencies. Could intentional influence be one of our most readily available but underutilized currencies in solving social problems?Influence is an underutilized tool for organizations that want to achieve bold social goals."

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How can philanthropy transform medicine? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog)

How can philanthropy transform medicine? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This month, Melinda and Bill Gates joined hundreds of scientists for a meeting in Seattle. The topic they discussed is something they are all passionate about: how to harness the advances of science in ways that benefit the poor.
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Leader Exports Silicon Valley Style Venture Philanthropy To Africa, Brazil

Leader Exports Silicon Valley Style Venture Philanthropy To Africa, Brazil | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
VideoJane Wales, CEO of the Global Philanthropy Forum, is leading an effort to apply the Silicon Valley model of venture philanthropy and impact investing to developing markets, especially Africa and Brazil.
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If we grow Africa we grow the WORLD

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From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods

From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This Technical Guide serves as a how-to manual for others seeking to implement the model piloted by the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program.
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Why partnering with the private sector is key to inclusive growth | Asian Development Blog

Why partnering with the private sector is key to inclusive growth | Asian Development Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of decades, no one can deny that the Asia and Pacific region has represented a remarkable success story. Absolute poverty levels have fallen significantly and the region is on course to achieve a number of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Is Asia ready for Social Impact Bonds? | Asian Development Blog

Is Asia ready for Social Impact Bonds? | Asian Development Blog | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Raising finance for projects which are socially important but have little appeal to hard-nosed investors has been a major challenge for governments and donor agencies in the past. But now a new instrument has been developed which offers a fresh way forward—Social Impact Bonds. 

 
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Eight things you should know about impact investing

Eight things you should know about impact investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For many the world of ethical investing remains a mystery, but it’s not as clandestine as you might think.
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