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IDB loans, guarantees and grants totaled nearly 14bn dollars in 2013 - MercoPress

IDB loans, guarantees and grants totaled nearly 14bn dollars in 2013 - MercoPress | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
MercoPress IDB loans, guarantees and grants totaled nearly 14bn dollars in 2013 MercoPress According to preliminary data, in 2013 the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, approved 167 financing packages worth some 14 billion dollars, a figure...
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.
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Reaping The Benefits Of Diversity For Modern Business Innovation - Forbes

Reaping The Benefits Of Diversity For Modern Business Innovation - Forbes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Reaping The Benefits Of Diversity For Modern Business Innovation Forbes Being more diverse and inclusive helps us the most with being more innovative, being positioned to better understand our customer's needs, and empower us to cast wider nets for...
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From open data to development impact – the crucial role of the private sector

From open data to development impact – the crucial role of the private sector | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Can open data lead to reduced energy consumption (and therefore slow down climate change)? Can open data help improve maternal health services (and thus improve facets of public delivery of services)?
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When Mission Doesn’t Matter (Enough) (SSIR)

When Mission Doesn’t Matter (Enough) (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A cofounder of Cause, a recently shuttered “philanthropub,” reflects on the challenges of mixing business with charity.
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What The Private Sector Can Do For Your Social Enterprise - Forbes

What The Private Sector Can Do For Your Social Enterprise - Forbes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
What The Private Sector Can Do For Your Social Enterprise Forbes Nearly 50 percent of social enterprises already do business with the private sector, as Nick Temple pointed out in a recent story for The Guardian, adding that “the primary source of...
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The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dyn...

The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dyn... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dynamic growth in your organization | Social Enterprise Today on Training, eBook, Social Media & Web Design curated by Marco Favero (The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dynamic growth in your organization...
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How Bill Gates is Helping KFC Take Over Africa - Mother Jones

How Bill Gates is Helping KFC Take Over Africa - Mother Jones | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Mother Jones How Bill Gates is Helping KFC Take Over Africa Mother Jones To do this, USAID and Gates are funding companies to build what development experts call "value chains"—business relationships that link small farmers to sellers of...
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Kenneth Rogoff urges caution in helping poor countries to develop. - Project Syndicate

Kenneth Rogoff urges caution in helping poor countries to develop. - Project Syndicate | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The huge gap between the world’s richest and poorest countries remains one of the great moral dilemmas for the West. It also poses one of the toughest questions for development economics: Do we really know how to help countries overcome poverty?
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Rethink2014: Measuring Impact

Rethink2014: Measuring Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
View more about this event at Rethink2014 (RT @RethinkEWB: Join #ewb2014 for: @G_B_Fund @GrameenFdn @poverty_action 'Measuring Impact' http://t.co/Iom3TeJD9e #evaluation #globaldev)...
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Impact Investing: It's Time

Impact Investing: It's Time | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
We must ensure that, here at home, the urgency of the moment bolsters a unified vision and continuous legacy of policy innovation, creating pathways of opportunity for low-income people and places and making the American dream an achievable reality.
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impact investing | TriplePundit

impact investing | TriplePundit | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investments are financial investments made with the intent to produce not only a financial return, but also social and environmental impact. (Impact investing: made to produce a financial return, also with social and environmental impact.
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CDFI CEO Explains Role Of Philanthropy In Impact Investing - Forbes

CDFI CEO Explains Role Of Philanthropy In Impact Investing - Forbes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Nonprofit Finance Fund, manages $80 million of impact investments.
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The best of 2014: Inclusive business priorities for the new year

The best of 2014: Inclusive business priorities for the new year | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The close of 2013 brings with it the inevitable series of lists of the best and worst of the year. It's good to reflect on deeds past, but this l...
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Services to Impact Funds: Why Data Can't Give Us Everything We Need - Triple Pundit

Services to Impact Funds: Why Data Can't Give Us Everything We Need - Triple Pundit | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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The impact investing sector is developing at an amazing rate and so are the needs of impact funds, investors, advisors and companies.
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Any plausible pathway to sustainable development must involve the state

Any plausible pathway to sustainable development must involve the state | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
States cannot abdicate responsibility and rely on the private sector to lead sustainability; their choices will be the central narrative of 21st century (State choices will be central 21st century narrative - we cannot rely on the private sector to...
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Is there a role for philanthropy in catalysing a shift to sustainable ...

Is there a role for philanthropy in catalysing a shift to sustainable ... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The larger question, though, is: how can we reach a situation where sustainable value chains (ie the transformation from inputs to finished products under improved working conditions and a minimized environmental footprint) ...
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India's Agricultural Competitiveness: A preliminary analysis and ...

India's Agricultural Competitiveness: A preliminary analysis and ... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Posted By TIE on Jan 12, 2014 | 0 comments. By Sankalp Sharma. India has 2nd largest agricultural system in the world after China pegged at 302 billion[1] US dollars in 2012 and yet it is home to one in four people who are undernourished[2] ...
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Global Supply Chains: Deciding the Way Forward - Triple Pundit

Global Supply Chains: Deciding the Way Forward - Triple Pundit | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit Global Supply Chains: Deciding the Way Forward Triple Pundit To help address this need, Impact Economy — a global impact investment and strategy firm — has just issued my report, “Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains,” so...
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What is social entrepreneurship? - YouTube

The animation is made to explain the concept of social entrepreneurship to the general public and raise awareness of the importance of this type of business.... (What is social enterprise? Check out this cool YouTube video!
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What would Robin Hood do: How cash handouts are remaking lives in Brazil

What would Robin Hood do: How cash handouts are remaking lives in Brazil | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Fighting poverty by handing out cash is largely frowned upon, Stephanie Nolen reports – but in Brazil, it is working wonders ("@MattFoulger In past decade Brazil lifted 22M people out of poverty Handing out CASH to poor families
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» Agricultural Value Chains: sustainable paths to food and nutrition security | Global Harvest Initiative

» Agricultural Value Chains: sustainable paths to food and nutrition security | Global Harvest Initiative | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
RT @Harvest2050: Agricultural Value Chains: sustainable paths to food and nutrition security http://t.co/vlfrrWEtrP
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Beyond M-Pesa, Kenya's market slow to scale mobile solutions - Devex

Beyond M-Pesa, Kenya's market slow to scale mobile solutions - Devex | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Beyond M-Pesa, Kenya's market slow to scale mobile solutions
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From open data to development impact – the crucial role of the private sector

From open data to development impact – the crucial role of the private sector | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Can open data lead to reduced energy consumption (and therefore slow down climate change)? Can open data help improve maternal health services (and thus improve facets of public delivery of services)?
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China: State monopolies give way to social enterprise | Pioneers Post

China: State monopolies give way to social enterprise | Pioneers Post | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Beijing is sending strong signals that social innovation and investment will be driving forces of a refreshed public services system, explains Adam Pillsbury from the British Council.    (#China: State monopolies give way to social enterprise | Pioneers...
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