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Impact Investing – From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy

Impact Investing – From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy is both an attempt – and an opportunity – to disseminate the best practices and lessons learned from the first movers, early adopters and bold innovators in the field of impact investing, with the goal of...
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Venture capital funds are shunning clean tech, but that could mean there are deals to be had

Venture capital funds are shunning clean tech, but that could mean there are deals to be had | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Tech IPO funding has gone through the roof this year. But clean technology companies aren't seeing the love they used to. Instead they're scrambling for early-stage funding.
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Japan, AfDB Sign $100m Deal To Drive Private Sector Growth - Ventures Africa

Japan, AfDB Sign $100m Deal To Drive Private Sector Growth - Ventures Africa | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
AfricanBrains Japan, AfDB Sign $100m Deal To Drive Private Sector Growth Ventures Africa “This loan will help in accelerating private sector growth, create employment opportunities, support economic and social infrastructure development, and the...
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Why Every Venture Capitalist Should Focus On Social Impact ...

Why Every Venture Capitalist Should Focus On Social Impact ... | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
My partners and I intend to change the world. We invest only in companies whose employees have a burning desire to solve a large social problem (in our case, a social problem related to learning and teaching).
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Beginner's guide to impact investing | Generosity Magazine

Beginner's guide to impact investing | Generosity Magazine | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
What is impact investing? Impact investing at its core is a simple concept – it is the act of investing with a view to generating both a positive social, cultural or environmental return and some level of financial return.
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Social Impact Bonds: Profiting from Investing in Positive Social Change - Harrington Investments

Social Impact Bonds: Profiting from Investing in Positive Social Change - Harrington Investments | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Social #Impact Bonds: Profiting from Investing in Positive #Social #Change #CSR http://t.co/sGZ7r3qgu1
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New Agri-Business Fund Launched - AllAfrica.com

New Agri-Business Fund Launched - AllAfrica.com | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
New Agri-Business Fund Launched
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The ASIF will target all agri-value chains except coffee, tea, potatoes and milk that are already funded by other sources.
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Social Finance vs. Traditional Finance: What's the Difference and Why it Matters

Social Finance vs. Traditional Finance: What's the Difference and Why it Matters | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Most growth businesses face challenges raising capital at some stage in their development.
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Five Ways Funders Can Replicate What Works (SSIR)

Five Ways Funders Can Replicate What Works (SSIR) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A look at how funders can support effective implementation of evidence-based programs.
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On the Innovation of Nations - New York Times

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On the Innovation of Nations
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More recently, the term “emerging markets” came into vogue. Nowadays, organizations like the World Bank try to steer clear ... decades have been accompanied by increased inequality.
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UN Utilizing Financial Inclusion Programs to Fight Rural Poverty - Voice of America

UN Utilizing Financial Inclusion Programs to Fight Rural Poverty - Voice of America | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
UN Utilizing Financial Inclusion Programs to Fight Rural Poverty Voice of America ADDIS ABABA — Several United Nations agencies are investing heavily in so-called financial inclusion programs, designed to bring financial services to the poor and...
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Ang Marcus's comment, January 27, 2014 8:32 PM
I strongly agree with Kang Qing Xuan. According to the foundations of life, the first and most importantly is food. However, the skills behind it are essential, farming. This logic also applies other components of life like healing, building, foraging, parenting, etc. Thus, I strongly agree with Kang Qing Xuan.
Winston Chua's comment, January 29, 2014 6:46 AM
I totally agree with both Marcus Ang and Kang Qing Xuan Ray. Teaching people basic skills e.g. farming, cooking, and all sorts of stuff would bring the the poor people to a greater height. Instead of relying on the government for money or basic necessity, i think they should earn their own rights using the basic skills they learn. This way, it would be so much easier for them to find a job as they got basic skills.
Bryan Au Ying Keet's comment, February 3, 2014 10:19 AM
I agree with all the pointers made. Not only is it true that we need to train and groom people with the basic skills to survive in the working world, we would also need to provide opportunities and spaces where people could use these skills to help bring about a better change and impact in the economical growth of the country thus bringing about a better future for the social community in the country. I believe that money is needed to buy food, water and supplies for the country to develop out from poverty, but I also believe that we should not focus on using these donated money to gather hired men to build up a country and leave it for the people in poverty to enjoy. I agree that we should focus spending these money on improving the country's education standard.
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The B Corp Revolution: Investing from the Heart - Justmeans (blog)

The B Corp Revolution: Investing from the Heart - Justmeans (blog) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The B Corp Revolution: Investing from the Heart
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B Revolution Capital fosters the B Corp community by motivating social entrepreneurs with start-up capital.
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Institutional Investors May Benefit From Considering Impact Investing Opportunistically, as Opposed to Viewing It as an Asset Class With a Specific Target Allocation

Institutional Investors May Benefit From Considering Impact Investing Opportunistically, as Opposed to Viewing It as an Asset Class With a Specific Target Allocation | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Digital Journal is a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Join us! (Institutional Investors May Benefit From Considering Impact Investing Opportunistically, as Opposed to Viewing It...
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Crowdfunding and Climate Innovation: The Next Steps are in Funding Impact Investing - Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfunding and Climate Innovation: The Next Steps are in Funding Impact Investing - Crowdfund Insider | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The future of Impact Investing and Crowdfunding was on display in Nairobi, Kenya last week.
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Five ways to scale up investing for social good

Five ways to scale up investing for social good | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Impact investing – where private capital is harnessed for greater social good – has had several early successes as well as its share of challenges.
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IMF Agenda to Focus on Strong, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth

IMF Agenda to Focus on Strong, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The IMF's top priority in the coming months is to break the cycle of subdued growth and recurrent market jitters and move toward securing strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth, according to the institution's latest ...
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Lessons Learned from Microfinance for the Impact Investing Sector

Lessons Learned from Microfinance for the Impact Investing Sector | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
“We created microcredit to fight the loan sharks; we didn't create microcredit to encourage new loan sharks… Microcredit should be seen as an opportunity to help people get out of poverty in a business way, but not as an ...
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A Global, Cross-sector Dialogue on Impact Investing

A Global, Cross-sector Dialogue on Impact Investing | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
What became clearly evident was the growing interest among the public sector and new investors in impact investing – and broader questions around areas of collaboration between public and private sectors, raising capital ...
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Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty | Geograph...

Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty | Geograph... | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Seth Dixon's insight: In this map, all Zip codes with more than 500 people are ranked from 0 to 99 based on household income and education. The 'Super Zips' rank 95 or higher.
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Gareth Jukes's curator insight, March 24, 2015 11:13 AM

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This article displays composition because it shows the amount of income between all of Washington D.C. and Boston. This displays the amount of wealth and poverty between the locations, and what percentage of the people in those areas were in good wealth standards.

This article contributes to composition because it talks about the normal income of spaces, but not necessarily education or age. It is composition because it talks about what the highest income rates in some regions were, and how they contribute.

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Building the social enterprise | McKinsey & Com...

Building the social enterprise | McKinsey & Com... | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
By following a few simple principles, leaders can realize the vast potential of social technologies to engage employees and transform organizations. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Impact Investing: India Today (part 2) – Unitus Seed Fund

Impact Investing: India Today (part 2) – Unitus Seed Fund | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Recent impact investing activity in India and the challenges and obstacles faced.
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Brazil's bolsa familia scheme marks a decade of pioneering poverty relief

Brazil's bolsa familia scheme marks a decade of pioneering poverty relief | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Widely praised and often pilloried, Brazil's flagship social welfare programme is still going strong a decade after its inception.
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Why scaling up is not always about growth - The Guardian

Why scaling up is not always about growth - The Guardian | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
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Why scaling up is not always about growth
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For new social enterprises, growing into a sustainable operation is a key focus, especially in the early years.
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Inspiring the next generation of farmers - MarketWatch

Inspiring the next generation of farmers - MarketWatch | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Inspiring the next generation of farmers MarketWatch The initiative, which was the most recent recipient of the Nestle Prize in Creating Shared Value, sets up micro-businesses on school premises to provide students with technical and practical...
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Brazilian Mobile Payment Company Pagpop Joins the Business Call to Action ... - CSRwire.com (press release)

Brazilian Mobile Payment Company Pagpop Joins the Business Call to Action ... - CSRwire.com (press release) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Brazilian Mobile Payment Company Pagpop Joins the Business Call to Action ...
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