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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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The 10 Hottest Ideas in Impact Investing: D. Capital Partners’ work featured in Private Equity International magazine

The 10 Hottest Ideas in Impact Investing: D. Capital Partners’ work featured in Private Equity International magazine | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
By Kelsey Finkelstein It may seem hard to believe that the term “impact investing” was invented in 2007. Since then, the sector has been moving quickly, in the words of a World Economic Forum worki...
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Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds

Development Impact Bonds (DIBs), like Social Impact Bonds (SIBs), are results-based contracts in which private investors provide pre-financing for social programmes and public sector agencies pay back investors their principal plus a return if, and only if, these programmes succeed in delivering social outcomes. Unlike SIBs, DIBs involve donor agencies, either as full or joint funders of outcomes. Because repayment to investors is contingent upon the achievement of specified social outcomes, DIBs are not “bonds” in the conventional sense.

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Building markets for nutritious food - The Guardian

Building markets for nutritious food - The Guardian | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Most of the world’s poorest people rely on markets for their food. Many of them don’t have access to nutritious, affordable foods
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From a Coffee Bean to an Empire: How Juan Valdez Became an International Brand for Smallholders

From a Coffee Bean to an Empire: How Juan Valdez Became an International Brand for Smallholders | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Can smallholders really become smallholders? Following the launch of the From Smallholders to Shareholders: Optimizing partnerships with the private sector for smallholder impact, this short blog attempts to answer that question through the story of Juan Valdez.

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Opportunity International Ag Finance: helping smallholder farmers grow out of subsistence - Africa Agribusiness

Opportunity International Ag Finance: helping smallholder farmers grow out of subsistence - Africa Agribusiness | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
For Mary Makkazi, growing maize is a profession that she grew up in. Her parents were smallholder maize farmers, and today, she
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Next Billion

Next Billion | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
RT @NextBillion: Curbing the 'Impact Impostors': The movement toward transparency in impact #investing: http://t.co/h3enXrXKLs #impinv http…
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The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation (SSIR)

The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What business leaders need to know to create successful products and services for the poor in emerging markets.
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Fostering the Creative Economy (SSIR)

Fostering the Creative Economy (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The creative industries—those at the crossroads of arts, culture, business, and technology—can offer an economic jump-start for recovering economies.
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Precision Agriculture Taking Root With Drones, AgBio Technology | Xconomy

Precision Agriculture Taking Root With Drones, AgBio Technology | Xconomy | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To catch a glimpse of new technology that could help farmers get more from plants in the soil, look to the sky. Aerial drones might be more commonly associ
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RBC's Impact Investing Fund

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The RBC Social Finance Initiative is a $20-million investment that helps catalyze the growth of social finance in Canada.
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The Entrepreneurial Potential At The Bottom Of Africa's Pyramid - AFKInsider

The Entrepreneurial Potential At The Bottom Of Africa's Pyramid - AFKInsider | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Rather than foreign multinationals, it might just be local, small-scale entrepreneurs who make the most profound impact in Africa.
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Where Do Poverty and Inequality in the U.S. Overlap?

Where Do Poverty and Inequality in the U.S. Overlap? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A majority of counties in the U.S. South struggle with both high poverty and high inequality.
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The high value of low-income markets - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog)

The high value of low-income markets - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Low-income markets are worth $5 trillion and we can learn much from companies operating in the sector, write Eriko Ishikawa and Kathleen Gaertner Mignano.
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Smallholder Agricultural Revolution Underway As AFDB, AGRA Team Up - Ventures Africa

Smallholder Agricultural Revolution Underway As AFDB, AGRA Team Up - Ventures Africa | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Smallholder Agricultural Revolution Underway As AFDB, AGRA Team Up Ventures Africa VENTURES AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have agreed to strengthen relations to boost Africa's...
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Finance: Egypt's small borrowers have big potential - The Africa Report

Finance: Egypt's small borrowers have big potential - The Africa Report | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A new law permitting non-bank for-profit lending institutions may unleash a revolution in microfinance by allowing more actors and innovators to get involved.
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For-Profit or Non-Profit? How Hybrid Tension Yields Success - Forbes

Years of hard work building a thriving social enterprise are starting to pay off for VisionSpring.
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Millennials and their impact on the investment management industry: Innovators in investing

Millennials and their impact on the investment management industry: Innovators in investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Millennials and their impact on the investment management industry: Innovators in investing
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The Dawn of System Leadership (SSIR)

The Dawn of System Leadership (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To solve society's most pressing problems requires a system leader who can catalyze collective leadership. Includes magazine extras.
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Impact investors shifting gears to accommodate specific goals - Pensions & Investments

Impact investors shifting gears to accommodate specific goals - Pensions & Investments | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The trend of impact investing — into companies, organizations and funds with the aim of investing for social and environmental good, as well as a financial gain — is becoming more specific.
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Social Impact Investing in Germany - 2014 Snapshot Report

Social Impact Investing in Germany - 2014 Snapshot Report | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Overview of the social welfare system of service provision in Germany and the dynamics of developing the impact investing market in the country.
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Venture Capital Firm Invests in Start-Ups With a Social Mission

Venture Capital Firm Invests in Start-Ups With a Social Mission | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, the managing director of DBL Investors, Nancy Pfund, has quietly built a reputation as the go-to venture capitalist for companies looking to make a social impact.
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Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world

Critics worry that the trade is helping to spur violent land grabs in places like Ethiopia or Cambodia.

Via Stéphane Bisaillon
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Access Bank, FMO Sign US $30 Million Facility to Support SMEs - AllAfrica.com

Access Bank, FMO Sign US $30 Million Facility to Support SMEs - AllAfrica.com | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In furtherance of its commitment to women empowerment and the creation of a Women Empowerment Fund (WEF), Access Bank and Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) have agreed on a $30 million or N4.8 billion facility for on lending to women in...
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The Shift From Promotion to Pragmatism in Impact Investing

The Shift From Promotion to Pragmatism in Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
I'm in the midst of an exciting and exhausting round on the conference circuit which has taken me across the continent and back. This week I'm in South Africa participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week festivities.
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