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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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Stanford report shows that U.S. performs poorly on poverty and inequality measures

Stanford report shows that U.S. performs poorly on poverty and inequality measures | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

A new Stanford report shows that, compared with other well-off countries, the United States has the worst overall ranking on key poverty and inequality indicators.

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New brief offers guidance for investing in climate resilience

New brief offers guidance for investing in climate resilience | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
With so many promising climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices emerging, the big question now is how to put them into practice. As it turns out, small rural enterprises that work directly with farmers could play a vital role.
By helping to distribute information, technical assistance and funding to farmers, they can help promote and support the adoption of CSA.
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WBCSD: Social Impact Newsletter

WBCSD: Social Impact Newsletter | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Watch this space for two upcoming reports over the next few weeks: Together with Deloitte, we are putting the finishing touches to a joint paper titled “License to Innovate - Breakthrough Strategies for [...]...

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‘Sustainable Investing’ Goes Mainstream

‘Sustainable Investing’ Goes Mainstream | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Do-good investing took a step forward in 2015, with Wall Street ramping up its interest. So why can’t everyone agree on what it actually is?
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2016 preview: CSR strategy - Top trends for 2016 | Ethical Corporation

2016 preview: CSR strategy - Top trends for 2016 | Ethical Corporation | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Last year ended with governments and business leaders worldwide energised to set ambitious goals to combat climate change after the summit in Paris. In keeping with the growing trend, companies in 2016 will continue to adjust their supply chains and portfolios, while increasing the amount of information for investors and consumers, experts say.
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Many Industries Can Find Water-Energy Connections Somewhere in Their Value Chains | World Resources Institute

Many Industries Can Find Water-Energy Connections Somewhere in Their Value Chains | World Resources Institute | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

This bubble chart shows the water and energy intensity of various industries. The bubble size is proportional to revenue (2013 figures). Source: Bloomberg Terminal (accessed summer 2015).

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Impact Investing: What Will It Take to Get to Scale?

Impact Investing: What Will It Take to Get to Scale? | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
By Fran Seegull The world is rapidly changing. Global population has reached 7.3 billion and is predicted to increase to 9 billion by 2050. Eighty percent of th
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Seven ideas on how to finance the SDGs

Seven ideas on how to finance the SDGs | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Where will the ‘billions to trillions’ of dollars needed for the sustainable development goals come from? Our expert panel suggest funding methods

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Delivering on the Promise to the World’s Poor

Delivering on the Promise to the World’s Poor | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

New book by Michigan Ross Professor Ted London details how to build more effective ventures to serve people with low incomes.

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Seven ideas on how to finance the SDGs

Seven ideas on how to finance the SDGs | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Where will the ‘billions to trillions’ of dollars needed for the sustainable development goals come from? Our expert panel suggest funding methods
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Reshoring Gaining Strength Among Large Manufacturers, BCG Survey Finds

Reshoring Gaining Strength Among Large Manufacturers, BCG Survey Finds | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Nearly a third of large manufacturers planning to add production over the next five years for U.S. market will do so in the U.S., BCG survey finds.

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Announcing Blue Meridian Partners and More

Announcing Blue Meridian Partners and More | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Blue Meridian Partners is a new capital aggregation collaboration investing at least $1 billion in high-performance nonprofits poised to have truly national impact for economically disadvantaged children and youth. 
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Pepsi Turns Restaurateur, to Serve Up Some Buzz - NYTimes.com

Pepsi Turns Restaurateur, to Serve Up Some Buzz - NYTimes.com | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Behind black doors, what used to be a trendy restaurant in New York had been stripped to its concrete bones. Wires and cables snaked along the floor. Ceiling lights twinkled in the gloom. There was no sign of the brand behind the renovation: Pepsi.

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An Outcomes Mindset for Systemic Impact (SSIR)

An Outcomes Mindset for Systemic Impact (SSIR) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
To achieve broad social impact, we need systemic solutions. This requires government to lead with an outcomes-focused approach that embraces data and technology, aligns financial incentives, learns from policy failures and successes, and acts on new knowledge about what works.
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Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Start thinking long term!
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Bill Gates Doubles Down to Scale Up Impact Investment Funds for the Global Poor

Bill Gates Doubles Down to Scale Up Impact Investment Funds for the Global Poor | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
When Bill Gates agreed a couple years ago to put a small piece of his personal fortune into a fund that invests in companies serving low-income customers in India, he invited the fund managers to
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Investments aren't gender-neutral when female entrepreneurs face a $320bn credit gap

Investments aren't gender-neutral when female entrepreneurs face a $320bn credit gap | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
‘Gender lens investing’ aims to tackle the marginalization of women by asking investors to make gender equality part of the decision-making process
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A Practical Guide to Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact Investment - EVPA

“A Practical Guide to Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact Investment” gathers the results of several years of EVPA research, helping you  get started in venture philanthropy and social (impact) investment and/or take your organisation...

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Shorten the value chain: Transforming the stages of value delivery

Shorten the value chain: Transforming the stages of value delivery | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

The changed economics of value delivery can challenge the viability of incumbents with long, complex value chains.

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Progress is a process

Progress is a process | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Huw Davies explains that ethical spending has risen by 8% in the past year, and the movement proves that consumer habits are changing.
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The Best B Corps Might Just Be The Best Companies For The World

The Best B Corps Might Just Be The Best Companies For The World | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The movement of companies putting environmental and social performance on equal footing with profit is going global.
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Pay For Success: Impact Investing's Answer to #BlackLivesMatter

Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/205hgpc. It seems that hardly a day passes without headlines about unarmed black ...

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How To Create a Culture Manifesto for Your Organization (And Why It’s a Good Idea) (SSIR)

How To Create a Culture Manifesto for Your Organization (And Why It’s a Good Idea) (SSIR) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Guiding stories from three B corporations: Method Products, Etsy, and Warby Parker.
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Venture Sponsorship Entities: Where Venture Capital, Private Equity and Impact Investing merge…

Venture Sponsorship Entities: Where Venture Capital, Private Equity and Impact Investing merge… | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
If the current business era were to be described by one word, I’m sure that a significant number of votes could be tallied for “Disruptive”. The last decade has brought about a long list of innovations
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