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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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As impact investing grows, it moves toward defining moment

As impact investing grows, it moves toward defining moment | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investing is in the midst of explosive growth as more investors look for ways to become involved.
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Global Impact Investing Network Measures Progress by Strong Management Practices | Justmeans

Global Impact Investing Network Measures Progress by Strong Management Practices | Justmeans | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.
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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation. - NYTimes.com

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation. - NYTimes.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Globalization is clearly responsible for some of the job losses, particularly trade with China during the 2000s, which led to the rapid loss of 2 million to 2.4 million net jobs, according to research by economists including Daron Acemoglu and David Autor of M.I.T.
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Pescador Holdings’ First Investment Offers a Blueprint for Sustainable Seafood | ImpactAlpha

Pescador Holdings’ First Investment Offers a Blueprint for Sustainable Seafood | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Encourage Capital, which spent the last few years developing blueprints for investments in sustainable seafood, has made its first such an investment, through a new holding company backed by $10 million from the next generation of the billionaire Walton family.
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2030 Purpose: Good business and a better future | Deloitte

2030 Purpose: Good business and a better future | Deloitte | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Businesses can make a huge impact towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the good news is that this isn't just good for humanity, it's good for business.
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To tackle global challenges, the public and private sectors must join forces. Here's why

To tackle global challenges, the public and private sectors must join forces. Here's why | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Multi-stakeholder partnerships are the only way to address the global challenges of sustainable development - but they are not easy, warns Bertrand Badré.
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A Complete Beginners Guide To FinTech In 2017

A Complete Beginners Guide To FinTech In 2017 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
FinTech is a recent buzzword for a wave of technological innovations that are disrupting and challenging not only financial services but the business sector in general. Here we provide a simple explanation of what FinTech is and what everyone should know.
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Banks Feel Pipeline Pressure Points - Maximpact Blog

Banks Feel Pipeline Pressure Points - Maximpact Blog | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Seattle City Council punished Wells Fargo Bank for investing in the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline by taking away about $3 billion in city business annually.
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Bank of America to Further Integrate Impact Investing Into Goals-Based Approach to Serving Clients

Bank of America to Further Integrate Impact Investing Into Goals-Based Approach to Serving Clients | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Bank of America today announced that it is enhancing how it engages with clients interested in pursuing positive environmental and social outcomes through impact investing. A recent U.S. Trust study found that 38 percent of wealthy individuals have or are interested in impact investments today.1 Other industry research has found that nearly half of affluent investors are interested in participating in socially responsible investments over the next 12 months.2 Additionally, 74 percent of investors say they would be more likely to work with an advisor who could offer investment strategies that result in both competitive returns and a positive impact on society.2 Today, 17 percent of Merrill Lynch advisors use five or more impact investing solutions to help meet their clients’ needs – twice as many advisors compared to just three years ago. To address these trends and growing demand, the company is enhancing its process, platform and resources dedicated to impact investing.
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Name-checking the Headliners at the Economist’s Impact Investing Conference | ImpactAlpha

Name-checking the Headliners at the Economist’s Impact Investing Conference | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
When the Economist speaks, people listen. Simply by declaring that impact investing is going mainstream, the 175-year-old newsmagazine is helping make it so. On Wednesday, the magazine is hosting its first conference to demonstrate the shift.
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Future Trends in Sustainability Reporting » SustainAbility

Future Trends in Sustainability Reporting » SustainAbility | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
SustainAbility and GRI have published insights on four key trends fundamental to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: climate change, human rights, wealth inequality, and data and technology.  The insights provide practical guidance to organizations responding to the risks and opportunities that we face on our path to a sustainable future and are captured in the
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European SRI Study 2016 — yourSRI - Socially Responsible Investments

European SRI Study 2016 — yourSRI - Socially Responsible Investments | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This 2016 European SRI Study bears out the sustained growth in SRI across different approaches. The data collected for this Study, at the end of 2015, allowed us to cover institutional and retail assets from 13 different European markets. The methodology was modified for some minor aspects, as a few simplifications were brought to the SRI questionnaire; but the taxonomy remains unchanged from 2012. Some of the main growth trends highlighted in this edition have built up consistently over the past years. However, it is worth noting a number of interesting shifts.
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Mapping the Money (Part 3): Structural Barriers to Raising Capital for Early-Stage Purpose-Driven Businesses

Mapping the Money (Part 3): Structural Barriers to Raising Capital for Early-Stage Purpose-Driven Businesses | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In the final part of this three-part series, Tumml's May Samali provides a window into two structural barriers that constrain purpose-driven entrepreneurs during capital raising.
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Dutch financial institutions boost SDG Agenda – SDG Charter NL

Dutch financial institutions boost SDG Agenda – SDG Charter NL | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
At the end of 2016, 18 Dutch financial institutions with a collectively managed capital of 2,800 billion euros and 3 impact investment networks and advisors signed the Sustainable Development Goals Investment Agenda (SDGI). The SDGI Agenda, is supported by pension funds, insurance companies and bank and describes priorities to promote sustainable investments at home and abroad in collaboration with the government and supervisory authorities.
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Evaluation and Impact Investing: A Review of Methodologies to Assess Social Impact

Evaluation and Impact Investing: A Review of Methodologies to Assess Social Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

This report highlights the paradox within impact investing: the prioritisation of ‘social impact’ without prioritising ‘impact evidence’. The growth of metrics, ratings and certification-based approaches has sought to address this gap but this only goes so far, and there is a need for a more evaluative approach to assessing impact.

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What's stopping private wealth from helping fund the SDGs?

What's stopping private wealth from helping fund the SDGs? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
There’s no time like the present to engage private investors and encourage them to use their wealth to help fund the SDGs.
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Your guide to ESG reporting

Your guide to ESG reporting | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

London Stock Exchange Group has issued guidance, setting out recommendations for good practice in Environmental, Social and Governance reporting (ESG). The global guide responds to demand from investors for a more consistent approach to ESG reporting, which is now a core part of the investment decision process.

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The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector: Social Good.

The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector: Social Good. | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The 2017 guide to the businesses that matter the most in Social Good.
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New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs

New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL indicates how businesses can achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.

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Impact Investing is an Area We Expect Will Grow in the Future»

Impact Investing is an Area We Expect Will Grow in the Future» | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Symasia has been established six years ago and is a 100 percent subsidiary of Credit Suisse. It's an umbrella platform to enable clients to set up or manage their own personal or corporate foundations under Symasia.

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Leveraging All Assets for Social Good (SSIR)

Leveraging All Assets for Social Good (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
To bring more resources to bear on the challenges facing children and families, funders can step outside their traditional grantmaking role to invest in innovative and mission-focused efforts.
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Dina Powell: Impact investing’s woman in the White House | ImpactAlpha

Dina Powell: Impact investing’s woman in the White House | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Whither social-impact investment in the Trump administration may depend on Dina Powell, the former Goldman Sachs executive who was named, with Ivanka Trump’s help, assistant to the president and senior counselor for economic initiatives.
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ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase

ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
ImpactAssets has released its 2016 impact investing showcase, the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free online resource for investors and financial advisors. The sixth annual list provides a diversified overview of fund managers representing private debt and equity investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.
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How Social Impact Investment Delivers Superior Returns

How Social Impact Investment Delivers Superior Returns | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The returns on impact investment prove these businesses with an element of social enterprise are worth following
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The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking

The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Suhas Apte and Jagdish N. Sheth explain why pursuing sustainability is the most effective way to gain a sustainable and consistent competitive advantage in business.

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