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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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Latin America impact investors set sights on social returns

Latin America impact investors set sights on social returns | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Investments in areas such as education, housing, healthcare, agriculture and financial technology can help tackle poverty - and build resilience
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The world's largest hedge fund just published a 61-page paper on populism that says the movement is at its highest level since the eve of WWII

The world's largest hedge fund just published a 61-page paper on populism that says the movement is at its highest level since the eve of WWII | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said earlier this year that populism scared him. Now his firm has published an extensive report on the movement.
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When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation | McKinsey & Company

When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation | McKinsey & Company | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Sustainability efforts are material to investors only to the extent they affect cash flows. What matters depends on the industry.
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Leapfrogging Venture Capital at home and abroad

Leapfrogging Venture Capital at home and abroad | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Venture capital (VC) is an important driver of the U.S. economy, spurring both economic growth and employment. But traditional VC rewards shareholder profit over shared prosperity, accumulating the…
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Beyond Aid: How the private sector can drive change in global development | ImpactAlpha

Beyond Aid: How the private sector can drive change in global development | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Western world is leaning away from a globalized perspective and leaning inward toward a nationalist point of view. From the UK’s looming Brexit from the European Union to U.S.
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Global Goals: European Pension Funds Tilt Capital Toward ‘SDG Investing’ | ImpactAlpha

Global Goals: European Pension Funds Tilt Capital Toward ‘SDG Investing’ | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
When trillions of dollars – or euros, as the case may be – in private investment are flowing toward solutions for food security, universal education and sustainable development, let it be said that Dutch and Swedish pension funds helped lead the way.
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World-Bank-Launches-Financial-Instrument-to-Expand-Funding-for-Sustainable-Development-Goals

World-Bank-Launches-Financial-Instrument-to-Expand-Funding-for-Sustainable-Development-Goals | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
he World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has issued bonds that for the first time directly link returns to the performance of companies advancing global development priorities set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, health and sustainable infrastructure. The equity-index linked bonds raised a total of EUR163 million from institutional investors in France and Italy. The World Bank will use the proceeds to support the financing of projects that advance its goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, and that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.
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Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns

Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
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The progressive case for immigration | The Economist

The progressive case for immigration | The Economist | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Whatever politicians say, the world needs more immigration, not less
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This New Silicon Valley VC Firm Wants To Fund Solutions To The World's Biggest Problems

This New Silicon Valley VC Firm Wants To Fund Solutions To The World's Biggest Problems | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Fifty Years is investing in companies that it thinks can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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How billionaire philanthropists could really make an impact | Ethical Corporation

How billionaire philanthropists could really make an impact | Ethical Corporation | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Tom Hall of UBS argues that if the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg were to put their money into impact investment instead of grants they could make a real contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
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An investor discusses driving change by doing well

An investor discusses driving change by doing well | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Cary Krosinsky discusses the shift towards value-first impact investing.
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Impact Investing 2017—Impediments and Accelerants

Impact Investing 2017—Impediments and Accelerants | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Many investors today want to see their investments make a positive impact, and not just in their pocketbooks but for the social and/or environmental values and efforts they support. A recent study examines the major impediments and accelerators to impact investing today in an effort to enhance the growth of values-aligned investment.
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Millennials and the Democratization of Sustainable Investing

Millennials and the Democratization of Sustainable Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Increasing Millennial interest in socially responsible investing may be creating more opportunities for investors of all ages.
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As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact
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Q&A: CEO of Water.org on bringing water to 5 million people through social impact investing

Q&A: CEO of Water.org on bringing water to 5 million people through social impact investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Q&A: CEO of @Water on bringing water to 5 million people through impact investing - @devex https://t.co/l3nKOO2813 #impinv
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Billionaires’ Ball: Deconstructing TPG’s $2 billion RISE Fund | ImpactAlpha

Billionaires’ Ball: Deconstructing TPG’s $2 billion RISE Fund | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Talk about raising expectations. The RISE fund scored an Andrew Ross Sorkin exclusive in the New York Times, led by Bono, backed by all-stars on the impact billionaire circuit, and driven by TPG Growth, with more than $8 billion under management.
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Network Effects: Impact Seed Funds in Africa and Latin America Share Secrets and Struggles | ImpactAlpha

Network Effects: Impact Seed Funds in Africa and Latin America Share Secrets and Struggles | ImpactAlpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Early-stage investing in emerging markets is hard. A commitment to serve low-income customers makes it even more challenging. Scaling that up around the world? Next to impossible. Capria Network thinks it has cracked the code.
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License to Innovate: Breakthrough Strategies for Social Impact (now in Spanish and Japanese)

License to Innovate: Breakthrough Strategies for Social Impact (now in Spanish and Japanese) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Geneva, 20 March 2017: Why and how are companies developing and integrating business solutions with social impact into their core business? What are the successes and failures of early movers? What are some of the strategic considerations to keep in mind? These are the key questions addressed in License to Innovate: Breakthrough Strategies for Social Impact, a report produced by WBCSD and Deloitte in the first half of last year. The report has now been translated into Spanish in partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank. Its aim is to support Latin American and Spanish companies in actively pursuing social innovation as a means to achieve greater long term sustainability, financial growth, and social impact.
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These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump's Proposed Budget

These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump's Proposed Budget | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Trump proposes eliminating funding for at least 19 independent agencies and dozens of other programs.
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When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this cartoon

When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this cartoon | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
File away under: Things To Show Climate Denying Relatives on Thanksgiving.
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Google Gives $11.5 Million to Reform the Criminal Justice System

Google Gives $11.5 Million to Reform the Criminal Justice System | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
“Mass incarceration is a huge issue in the United States, and a major area of focus for our grants” said Justin Steele, principal of Google's charitable arm
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Jay Z Launching Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Startups

Jay Z Launching Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Startups | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
These days Jay Z is known as much for his entrepreneurial spirit as he is for his skills in the rap game, and he's just extended his business savvy
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Sustainable Development Goals take hold as a universal impact investment framework via @impactalpha

Sustainable Development Goals take hold as a universal impact investment framework via @impactalpha | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A year ago, every company had to have a Big Data story. Now, no initiative is complete without AI and machine learning. Extra points for “blockchain.”  Next up: companies, asset owners and fund managers touting their alignment with “the SDGs.
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New Investorflow network is ‘like online dating’ for socially-conscious investors worldwide

New Investorflow network is ‘like online dating’ for socially-conscious investors worldwide | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Luni Libes presenting Investorflow. (Investorflow Photo)Luni Libes. (Investorflow Photo)It’s not easy for tech startups to land investments, but it’s a fairly standard playbook, with lo…
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