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

MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | 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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‘Blue’ bond scheme supporting island conservation wins grant | Public Finance

‘Blue’ bond scheme supporting island conservation wins grant | Public Finance | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
An initiative to use ‘blue’ bonds to support marine conservation and climate change initiatives in small island nations has won a design grant from a blended finance platform.
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Our Impact Assessment Philosophy & Practice

Our Impact Assessment Philosophy & Practice | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Our impact assessment is valuable to investors and investees in each discrete investment. Aggregated metrics assess fund & portfolio level impacts.
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6 CSR Trends To Watch In 2017

6 CSR Trends To Watch In 2017 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In the past decade, we’ve witnessed a stunning transition as corporate social responsibility (CSR) evolved from a nice-to-have silo to a fundamental strategic priority for businesses large and small. More recently, we’ve watched as companies went beyond their own walls, using their influence to advocate for global solutions around issues [...]
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Sorry, ‘Feel Good’ Investors: Deep Impact Requires Concessions | NextBillion

Sorry, ‘Feel Good’ Investors: Deep Impact Requires Concessions | NextBillion | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Amidst a steady stream of hyperbolic, content-free puff pieces all heralding that the impact investment industry has gone “mainstream,” Omidyar Network’s recent article (excerpted above) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Across the Returns Continuum,” is an honest and nuanced treatise outlining their strategic framework. It is a must-read for any investor or philanthropic funder that seeks to develop a serious strategy around investing for impact.

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Social Business Roundup: An SDG Lovefest at Davos, a New Rival for M-Pesa and a Really Big Direct Investment Fund | NextBillion

Social Business Roundup: An SDG Lovefest at Davos, a New Rival for M-Pesa and a Really Big Direct Investment Fund | NextBillion | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Given the populist mood of the U.S. and a good chunk of Europe, observers have wondered whether the annual meeting of the global elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has lost its relevance. Perhaps. But the businesspeople and policymakers gathered there have still had plenty to talk about on the sustainable investing and social enterprise fronts.

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Sustainable business can unlock at least US$12 trillion by 2030 | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business

Sustainable business can unlock at least US$12 trillion by 2030 | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

New report shows next decade critical for companies to open 60 key market“hot spots,” tackle social, environmental challenges, and re-build trus

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Environmental impact investment

Environmental impact investment | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investing refers to investments that intend to generate measurable social and/or environmental impacts, as well as a financial return. Often described as ‘doing good while doing well’ it is part of a wider strategy to shift finance towards more sustainable projects. This Future Brief explores research into impact investment, with an emphasis on environmental impact investing in Europe.
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Income Inequality Keeps Growing--And It's Worse Than We Thought

Income Inequality Keeps Growing--And It's Worse Than We Thought | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The bottom 50 of Americans haven't seen any economic improvement in 34 years and the things that will fix ithigher taxes on the wealthy
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Philanthropic Pioneers: Foundations and the Rise of Impact Investing (SSIR)

Philanthropic Pioneers: Foundations and the Rise of Impact Investing (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As impact investing expands in scope and sophistication, foundations are leading the way.
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House View by Chief Investment Office

House View by Chief Investment Office | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

We identify and communicate investment opportunities as well as market risks to support you in preserving and growing your wealth. UBS unveils a blueprint for channeling private wealth towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) - one aspect of the WEF’s Annual Meeting theme "responsive and responsible leadership". According to the white paper's findings, which included contributions from the WEF, private wealth could play a much bigger role in funding the SDGs, yet most initiatives ignore it.

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Forbes India Magazine - Unitus Seed Fund is clearing the decks for a second fund to support new-age social ventures

Forbes India Magazine - Unitus Seed Fund is clearing the decks for a second fund to support new-age social ventures | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Unitus Seed Fund raised $23 million for impact investing in India, nearly a third of it from local investors. It is now gearing up for a second, larger fund. With internet penetration reaching critical mass, the 'base of the pyramid' is a serious investible asset class
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Danone bets on nutrition business to double India revenue by 2020

Danone bets on nutrition business to double India revenue by 2020 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Danone is also exploring entering the drinking water market on its own with products from its global portfolio
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Innovate or die: Top tech trends in banking

Innovate or die: Top tech trends in banking | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As the advantage that banks have in terms of legacy customers breaks down and new entrants gain legitimacy, banks must innovate or die.
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Situating the Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing - The Rockefeller Foundation

Situating the Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing - The Rockefeller Foundation | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How does the impact investment field establish evidence about its contributions to positive social and environmental impacts? This timely discussion paper,
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Why We Invested: Flutterwave – Positive Returns

Digital payments are one of the most exciting economic success stories in Africa. Over the last decade, more than 100 million Africans have opened accounts, mostly through mobile money services…
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The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017

The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Going beyond GDP: The Inclusive Growth and Development Growth Report 2017. Read more
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Fintech Companies Could Give Billions of People More Banking Options

Fintech Companies Could Give Billions of People More Banking Options | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Consumers in poor countries especially stand to benefit.
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Three trends to impact business in 2017 - Negocios Sostenibles

Three trends to impact business in 2017 - Negocios Sostenibles | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The year 2016 marked a time of new beginnings, rapid changes and uncertainty. We look at 3 trends that impacted the year and will define what is to come.
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4 growth trends in impact investing

4 growth trends in impact investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

As impact investing continues to show strong growth as a sector, the Sustainable Development Goals are fast emerging as a reference for an ever-diversifying range of actors seeking guidelines on how to invest for impact.

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Why the Momentum in Corporate Sustainability Won't Stop

Why the Momentum in Corporate Sustainability Won't Stop | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Investor interest in sustainability is accelerating.
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Davos: We Need A Global Operating System Reset To Make The SDGs Work

Davos: We Need A Global Operating System Reset To Make The SDGs Work | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As we navigate through a period of considerable international uncertainty, many people are scrambling for reference points to guide essential long-term decision-making.
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How Companies Can Combat Public Skepticism of CSR | TriplePundit Blog

How Companies Can Combat Public Skepticism of CSR | TriplePundit Blog | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Although more businesses are seriously engaging with corporate social responsibility, the public is becoming increasingly skeptical of their efforts. These steps can help you address this trend in your CSR communications.
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How Nigeria’s Iroko Increasingly Embraces the Base of the Pyramid – Africreate

How Nigeria’s Iroko Increasingly Embraces the Base of the Pyramid – Africreate | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In the recently released Harvard Business Review article, Africa’s New Generation of Innovators, Clayton Christensen, the father of disruption/disruptive innovation theory, and his co-authors put forth a belief that the choice between “pull” vs. “push” strategies is largely responsible for business success or failure in developing markets in Africa: “Why do so many multinationals run up against long-standing obstacles to success in developing markets, whereas other MNCs and local entrepreneurs succeed? We believe the answer lies in the difference between “push” and “pull” investment.

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You live in a world full of risks. These are the biggest

You live in a world full of risks. These are the biggest | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report looks at the biggest risks and challenges facing humanity.
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Global Family Office Report 2016 Key Findings - Impact investing | Campden FB

Global Family Office Report 2016 Key Findings - Impact investing | Campden FB | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Family offices around the world are far more active in impact investing than originally thought, with almost two-thirds (61%) now active in the area or likely to be in the near future, according to the Global Family Office Report 2016. In a sign of its growing maturity, the wider social considerations of impact investing have even seeped into the traditional investment practices of family offices—two of the single family offices profiled in the report even said social or environmental considerations are now factored into all investment decisions.
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