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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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Asia's growing ties with Latin America - East Asia Forum

Asia's growing ties with Latin America - East Asia Forum | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Author: Ganeshan Wignaraja, ADB Institute Amid a recovering world economy beset by risks, the outlook for Asia–Latin America economic ties seems bright. Asia
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Davos CEOs seek to boost the image of business - Fortune

Davos CEOs seek to boost the image of business - Fortune | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Corporate leaders are making a greater effort to shore up the public case for capitalism.
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New analysis of global aid figures reveals not enough is reaching the poorest

New analysis of global aid figures reveals not enough is reaching the poorest | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Many agree: if we want to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, world leaders must agree on a financing strategy that addresses the needs of the least-developed countries and, most importantly, of the poorest people in these countries.
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The Rise of Social Stock Exchanges (SSIR)

The Rise of Social Stock Exchanges (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A new, innovative platform is helping more investors support social enterprises.
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2014 Was the Year of Impact Investing: What's Next For 2015?

2014 Was the Year of Impact Investing: What's Next For 2015? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact investing requires the commitment to measure, and report on positive social change. As the industry matures, here's what we expect to see in 2015.
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Bill Gates Is About To Unveil The Most Powerful Tool In The History of Social Activism

Bill Gates Is About To Unveil The Most Powerful Tool In The History of Social Activism | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Since Bill Gates started writing his annual letter in 2009, he’s pretty much stuck with the accomplishments and plans of the Gates Foundation.
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African Development Bank and Mastercard Broaden Financial Inclusion in Africa - AllAfrica.com

African Development Bank and Mastercard Broaden Financial Inclusion in Africa - AllAfrica.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
On Thursday, January 22 in Davos, Switzerland, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and MasterCard announced a broad collaboration that aims to expand financial inclusion across the African continent.
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Access to finance made easy for the rural poor in Uganda - Virgin.com

Access to finance made easy for the rural poor in Uganda - Virgin.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
David Opio grew up in a farming community in rural, war-torn Uganda. He was raised by his mother who, similarly to 80% of adults in the country, was a smallholder farmer.
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Off-Grid Energy in India: Identifying Early Adopter Markets - Energy Collective

Off-Grid Energy in India: Identifying Early Adopter Markets - Energy Collective | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The potential market for off-grid electricity in India is large, with more than 300 million people living without access to electricity. With such an expansive market, how do enterprises decide where and how to focus?
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The MasterCard Foundation launches $50 million fund to help smallholder farmers in Africa

The MasterCard Foundation launches $50 million fund to help smallholder farmers in Africa (read more here…) Eastern Africa – FINANCE Tweet
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The Future Of Social Enterprise In 2015

The Future Of Social Enterprise In 2015 | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Three simple things conscious capitalism must do to grow in the New Year.
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The Resilience Dividend (SSIR)

The Resilience Dividend (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In The Resilience Dividend, Dr. Rodin addresses how individuals, communities, and organizations have built resilience in the aftermath of disasters, and why resilience is an urgent socio-economic issue.
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Inclusive Business Agenda | Inclusive Business Sweden

Inclusive Business Agenda | Inclusive Business Sweden | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Inclusive Business Agenda, supported by the Swedish innovation agency VINNOVA, formulates a strategic research, innovation and action agenda for engaging Swedish organisations with the BoP.
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Inclusive Business Interview Series: Kulsoom Ally, Juhudi Kilimo

Kulsoom, Director of Juhudi Labs, Juhudi Kilimo, business that provides finance to smallholders in Kenya, talks about the evolution of inclusive business in ...
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Impact Investing: From Cutting Edge to Crucial Tool | Arabella Advisors

RT @Tasha_Seitz: Impact investing is no longer the new kid on the block -- significant growth coming in 2015 http://t.co/9bv5G50hxY @TheImp…
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Making Wealth Worth More for Social Impact - Huffington Post

Making Wealth Worth More for Social Impact - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Making a lasting positive change in people's lives often comes down to making small, practical changes in their day-to-day routine....
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Helping smallholders become financially secure through mobile-powered tools - The Guardian

Helping smallholders become financially secure through mobile-powered tools - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
David Opio, one of the finalists in Unilever’s Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, heads up Ensibuuko, a social enterprise which empowers rural farmers and increases their financial wellbeing...
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Impact Investing : Measuring social and environmental impact - Impact Investor

Impact Investing : Measuring social and environmental impact - Impact Investor | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact needs to be measured to be meaningful. This Guide showcases the many criteria for understanding impact, and can help you make up your own mind on what impact is...Read more
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Bill and Melinda Gates Have a Big Vision. So Why Aren't They Writing Bigger ... - Inside Philanthropy

Bill and Melinda Gates run the largest foundation in history, but it's a small outfit compared to ...
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'Nature Conservation Notes' Bring Individual Investors into Climate Fund - Huffington Post

'Nature Conservation Notes' Bring Individual Investors into Climate Fund - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Investing in conservation has long been the province of development-finance institutions and philanthropic foundations.
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Ideas for Socially Responsible Investing - Morningstar

Ideas for Socially Responsible Investing - Morningstar | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Corporate social responsibility can make good business sense, but the investment options can be a little pricey
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Impact investing and the Role of Family Offices (SSIR)

Impact investing and the Role of Family Offices (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Five steps family offices can take to engage in impact investing.
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Frontier healthcare in a frontier market: Why social investment is good for business, too

Frontier healthcare in a frontier market: Why social investment is good for business, too | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For some of the world’s frontier markets, such as in Myanmar (formerly Burma), the risks of accelerated growth are that many of the country’s poorest...
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Inclusive Growth: Is Digital Credit the Next Big Thing?

Editor's Note: At the World Economic Forum, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga led a public session on Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age.
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Silicon Valley spreads the wealth to social good startups

Silicon Valley spreads the wealth to social good startups | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The idea of doing good while making a healthy profit is rapidly gaining ground, particularly among wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs but also among foundations and pension funds.
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