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Value Chains: Supporting inclusive markets in agriculture and trade in Uganda | UNDP

Value Chains: Supporting inclusive markets in agriculture and trade in Uganda | UNDP | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Value Chains: Supporting inclusive markets in agriculture and trade in Uganda | UNDP http://t.co/6J6vIEMhbH @UNDPUganda
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Superannuation funds could catalyse impact investment in Australia

Superannuation funds  could catalyse impact investment in Australia | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
If just 2% of Australia’s AU$1.8tn retirement savings were unlocked to fund social purpose, philanthropic giving in the country could increase by more than 500%
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Critical components of a private sector development strategy

Critical components of a private sector development strategy | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
It is widely accepted that the private sector is the engine of growth in developing countries. But how can the private sector be helped to grow in a more equitable and inclusive way?
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A Flurry of Impact Investing Reports Released - Social Finance

A Flurry of Impact Investing Reports Released - Social Finance | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Charting a course through the flood of excellent impact investing reports released recently
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Paying for results: can banks and investors finance social success? - The Guardian

Paying for results: can banks and investors finance social success? - The Guardian | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Business Fights Poverty: The Best of 2014: Inclusive Business Priorities for the New Year | B4MD | The Mill

Business Fights Poverty: The Best of 2014: Inclusive Business Priorities for the New Year | B4MD | The Mill | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Business Fights Poverty: The Best of 2014: Inclusive Business Priorities for the New Year | B4MD | The Mill http://t.co/U4hCaMEWpq
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Connecting the Private Sector to Global Development | U.S. Agency for International Development

Connecting the Private Sector to Global Development | U.S. Agency for International Development | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How private sector is impacting social development? See this video http://t.co/MISCXIeejf via @USAID
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The CSR Value Continuum: From Value Distribution to Shared Value Creation - Triple Pundit

The CSR Value Continuum: From Value Distribution to Shared Value Creation - Triple Pundit | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit The CSR Value Continuum: From Value Distribution to Shared Value Creation Triple Pundit The concept of shared value has been eloquently described with powerful voices that have done well to help business and society understand what it...
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The Face of Poverty in Europe and Central Asia - World Bank Group

The Face of Poverty in Europe and Central Asia - World Bank Group | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Face of Poverty in Europe and Central Asia
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Poverty is an especially complex issue in Europe and Central Asia, where some 80 million people live on less than $5 per day and struggle to meet even basic needs.
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Private sector development in fragile states - Eldis

Private sector development in fragile states - Eldis | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Private Sector Development (PSD) has been treated as an area of programming which is separate from post-conflict stabilisation for a long time. ...
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The Case for Economic Equality and International Development

The Case for Economic Equality and International Development | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Economic inequality has been a growing concern in recent years. The huge gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" is clearly illustrated by a recent Oxfam report which show that the 85 wealthies...
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Five Risks of Impact Investing—and How to Overcome Them - aiCIO

Five Risks of Impact Investing—and How to Overcome Them - aiCIO | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Five Risks of Impact Investing—and How to Overcome Them
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(January 27, 2014) — Five risks are deterring investors from embracing impact investment, but the good news is all of them can be mitigated, according to Bridges Ventures.
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Helping all: thriving society, thriving business - Telegraph.co.uk

Helping all: thriving society, thriving business - Telegraph.co.uk | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Helping all: thriving society, thriving business Telegraph.co.uk It is business leaders who represent and symbolise an organisation's moral compass, drive organisational and cultural values and are held up to scrutiny if the gap...
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Making Markets More Inclusive: Lessons from CARE and the Future of Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chain Development

Making Markets More Inclusive: Lessons from CARE and the Future of Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chain Development | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Making Markets More Inclusive: Lessons from CARE and the Future of Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chain Development
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The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2014 | Data

Free and open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of economic and development data. Browse, map, graph, or download data by country, topic on over 4,000 indicators. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.
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Partnering for Innovation | From Smallholders to Shareholders

Partnering for Innovation | From Smallholders to Shareholders | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
From Smallholders to Shareholders: a Guide to Optimizing Partnerships with the Private Sector for Smallholder Impact
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Finance flies for Honduran wind - reNews

Finance flies for Honduran wind - reNews | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Vientos de Eletrotecnia, part of Grupo Terra, has secured $127.5m in senior debt financing for its 50MW San Marcos wind project in Honduras.
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Second green revolution: Industry partnership can unleash 4% farm growth - The Economic Times

Second green revolution: Industry partnership can unleash 4% farm growth - The Economic Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A national agricultural sustainability mission must be established to devise best practices, restore critical nutrients and manage water usage.
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Critical components of a private sector development strategy

Critical components of a private sector development strategy | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
It is widely accepted that the private sector is the engine of growth in developing countries. But how can the private sector be helped to grow in a more equitable and inclusive way?
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Bargain for billionaires: Why philanthropy is more about PR than progress - Salon

Bargain for billionaires: Why philanthropy is more about PR than progress - Salon | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Salon Bargain for billionaires: Why philanthropy is more about PR than progress Salon But Carlson's obsequious flattery is nothing like the unctuous adoration festooned by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green in their book,”Philanthrocapitalism” —...
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Margherita Gagliardi - What is the rationale for inclusive business...

Margherita Gagliardi - What is the rationale for inclusive business... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
What is the rationale for inclusive business models in the agrifood sector? …In other words, which are the common interests between small farmers and business players which could trigger new...
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the new Innovation Policy Platform - World Bank Blogs

To address this issue, the World Bank – in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – has developed a new tool destined to enhance the capacity of policy practitioners around the world to support...
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Can co-ops compete? - The Guardian

Can co-ops compete? - The Guardian | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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... may be to blame for not historically promoting their sector better. This, he argues, is one of the things co-ops now need to get right. For more information on cooperatives, visit our hub.
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What the extractive sector should focus on – Part 1: Shared value

What the extractive sector should focus on – Part 1: Shared value | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
It also creates perceptions because of the multitude of actors involved, perceptions are sometimes distorted by mistrust and misunderstanding about each other's duties and obligations. All that, if not well managed, can lead to ...
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'Responsible business can solve the world's challenges' - Telegraph.co.uk

'Responsible business can solve the world's challenges' - Telegraph.co.uk | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Third, businesses need to place more equitable growth at the heart of their operations and to be transparent in everything they do.
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