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

MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | 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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INGOs thinking about impact investing? Consider this

INGOs thinking about impact investing? Consider this | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
RT @nashburn: INGOs thinking about impact investing? Consider this https://t.co/TL6A0orFWI #impinv
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Passive ESG strategies increasingly sophisticated

Passive ESG strategies increasingly sophisticated | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Institutional investors are realizing they can do what's good for their assets, their budgets and their consciences all at the same time, as the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into their passive allocations becomes increasingly sophisticated.
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IDB Group's financial intermediary evaluation may change how Development Finance Institutions work with FIs

IDB Group's financial intermediary evaluation may change how Development Finance Institutions work with FIs | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Our recent Evaluation of IDB Group’s Work through Financial Intermediaries (FIs) - now available in English and in Spanish - covered 10 years of operations by the entire IDB Group (IDBG): in total 466
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24 Financial Ventures Changing the World Through Social Impact Investing

24 Financial Ventures Changing the World Through Social Impact Investing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The world of social impact investing is expanding rapidly. In 2012 the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment reported $3.31 trillion in US assets held by 443 institutional investors and 272 money managers. In addition,1,043 community investment institutions applied ESG standards into their investment portfolios.
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Retail Latin America: A Practical Guide to Impact Investing

Retail Latin America: A Practical Guide to Impact Investing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and the various permutations of “doing well by doing good” are relatively recent arrivals to the modern business milieu. As such, early iterations of this ideology were often an afterthought, with investors putting just a little money into social impact funds. Companies did add social responsibilities to their practice, but kept oversight of such initiatives in divisions with limited power or stature.
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Advancing global development through impact investing: OPIC featured in OnFrontiers | Overview | OPIC : Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Advancing global development through impact investing: OPIC featured in OnFrontiers | Overview | OPIC : Overseas Private Investment Corporation | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
What constitutes an impact investment? OPIC’s Dia Martin offers a simple explanation. It covers, she says, the things “you need to live” including agriculture,
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Malaik to simplify and track impact investing across Africa

Malaik to simplify and track impact investing across Africa | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Malaik the Hausa, Swahili, and Arabic words for 'Angel' is also an impact focused equity crowdfunding platform allowing accredited investors co-invest in h
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American Century Investments Underscores Its Unique Impact Investing Ownership Model in New, Integrated Brand Campaign | My Social Good News

American Century Investments Underscores Its Unique Impact Investing Ownership Model in New, Integrated Brand Campaign | My Social Good News | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Press Release – KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 15, 2016 – Tapping into the natural human desire to lead a prosperous and fulfilling life while making a positive impact on the world, American Century Investments has launched a new, integrated brand development campaign underscoring the firm’s unique ownership model. Titled “Prosper With PurposeTM,” the new campaign …
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Does SRI Deliver?

Does SRI Deliver? | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Financial advisors are more willing to consider socially responsible investing when it’s seen as a performance enhancer, not simply a values-based screen.
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Millennials Could Be Shaping the Future of Socially Responsible Investing

Millennials Could Be Shaping the Future of Socially Responsible Investing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Generation Y is asking the tough questions about investments...and it's having an impact.
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How Green Bonds Will Become Mainstream (SSIR)

How Green Bonds Will Become Mainstream (SSIR) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
What needs to happen before environmentally friendly investments can become an established part of the market?
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When Venture Capital Goes Good: How VCs Are Investing in Companies Changing the World - AlleyWatch

When Venture Capital Goes Good: How VCs Are Investing in Companies Changing the World - AlleyWatch | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Venture capital (VC) funding is booming, and it has been since 2012. Yet it is not without its problems – it has often received criticism for its excessive investment in companies that failed to solve real issues.
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How the Future of Impact Investing Will Affect Investors

How the Future of Impact Investing Will Affect Investors | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

In his keynote address at a 2013 G8 Conference , British Prime Minister David Cameron voiced his support for impact investing, believing that European governments should do more to support socially-responsible investments.

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ImPact Primer: How to Get Started with Private Equity Impact Investing | Impact Alpha

ImPact Primer: How to Get Started with Private Equity Impact Investing | Impact Alpha | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The ImPact, a new investor network aiming to normalize impact investing among the world’s wealthiest families, concluded its series of asset class primers with the fifth primer: Private Equity and Impact Investing.
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Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
You can’t just think like a startup. Over almost two decades, the social enterprise space has been learning how direct impact and systems change work together. The work our entrepreneurs face today is more complex than ever and requires a set of tools and a framework designed to address the complexity inherent when innovations are integrated into existing systems like school districts, welfare agencies, health departments, and corporate structures. These insights, and the fact that so many of our systemic social challenges remain intractable, has led us to try to better understand what critical levers need to “pulled” when entrepreneurs are trying to change systems.
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Where impact investing meets sustainable development

Where impact investing meets sustainable development | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The capacity of social impact investors to transform lives will depend on their ability to innovate.
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Impact Investing for Institutional Investors

Impact Investing for Institutional Investors | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
This paper serves as a guide for institutional investors interested in impact investing.
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There’s a $2.5 trillion development investment gap. Blended finance could plug it

There’s a $2.5 trillion development investment gap. Blended finance could plug it | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
You might not have heard of blended finance, but it’s changing how we fund development.
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What You Need to Know About Impact Investing | The GIIN

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Meet the global funder that is investing millions of dollars in African startups

Meet the global funder that is investing millions of dollars in African startups | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Here's why this global funder is investing millions in Africa's entrepreneurs: Omidyar Network’s Charmaine Padayachy on backing startups that are unashamedly African and the continent's Achilles heel when it comes to investing in SMEs
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CalSTRS Commits $2.5 Billion to Low-Carbon Index

CalSTRS Commits $2.5 Billion to Low-Carbon Index | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - The California State Teachers' Retirement System today committed up to $2.5 billion to low-carbon strategies in U.S., non-U.S. developed and emerging equity markets. The passively managed equity portfolio will be invested in an index designed to have significantly lower exposure t
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China allocates $ 10 billion to fight rural poverty - Times of India

China allocates $ 10 billion to fight rural poverty - Times of India | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
China on Tuesday allocated $10 billion to support the development of its poor regions where over 70 million people lived below the poverty line. The Ministry of Finance (MOF) said that more than 66 billion yuan ($ 10 billion) has been approved for local authorities, up over 40 per cent year on year.
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CDFIs and High-Impact Investing | Opportunity Finance Network

CDFIs and High-Impact Investing | Opportunity Finance Network | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
"For 30 years, high-impact CDFI investments have provided people in disinvested and underserved communities with access to responsible, affordable finance.
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Morgan Stanley: Aligning Financial Returns with Impact Objectives

Morgan Stanley: Aligning Financial Returns with Impact Objectives | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

The impact investment community continues to grow and the need for increased capital to fund sustainability based investments is at an all-time high. Investors are searching for a way to align their financial returns with their impact objectives.

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What You Need to Know About Socially Responsible Investing

What You Need to Know About Socially Responsible Investing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Here's how to use your nest egg's powers for good.
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