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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) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.
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Harness the Private Sector to End Poverty – But How? | Voices

Harness the Private Sector to End Poverty – But How? | Voices | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has started a conversation about development and the private sector on Oxfam's blog. The evolving discussion isn't so much about whether to harness the private sector to cut ...
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Taking a businesslike approach to social woes - Los Angeles Times

Taking a businesslike approach to social woes - Los Angeles Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Taking a businesslike approach to social woes Los Angeles Times We meet "social entrepreneurs" and "venture philanthropists" such as Muhammad Yunus, the microlending pioneer, and Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, who both adopt a businesslike...
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Sanergy’s Fresh Life squat toilets tackle Kenyan poverty - FT.com

Sanergy’s Fresh Life squat toilets tackle Kenyan poverty - FT.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Gladys Ndungwa Ndambuki had never seen a slum before.
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Nestle promotes biofortification to address nutritional deficiencies - BusinessDay

Nestle promotes biofortification to address nutritional deficiencies - BusinessDay | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Taking financial services to Africa's poorest consumers

Taking financial services to Africa's poorest consumers | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Pindie Nyandoro: Millions of Africans have no access to banks. There can be no sustainable development without catering to these groups
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OECD map shows all the countries that contribute to a single jar of Nutella - NEWS.com.au

OECD map shows all the countries that contribute to a single jar of Nutella - NEWS.com.au | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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OECD map shows all the countries that contribute to a single jar of Nutella
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And now Nutella fans can find out exactly what it takes to make their favourite product in one simple map.
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Impact investing: Making the case for low-margin, high social return investments

Impact investing: Making the case for low-margin, high social return investments | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investors should actively support sustainable, high-impact ventures, even if they don't offer the promise of financial returns that are high enough to attract commercial capital. That's a key part of our job.
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Hong Kong's social enterprise pioneers - The Guardian

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Hong Kong's social enterprise pioneers
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Indeed, in many ways, Hong Kong has all the ingredients for social enterprise: take one global financial hub and throw in a highly educated and imaginative population.
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Just Released: Guide to Early-Stage Global Impact Investing

Just Released: Guide to Early-Stage Global Impact Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
For impact investors interested in funding early-stage social enterprises, there’s a new comprehensive guide available to help develop an effective investment strategy, as well as to serve as a guide for best utilizing capital in the service of not...
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Institutional Investors May Benefit From Considering Impact Investing ... - Marketwired (press release)

Institutional Investors May Benefit From Considering Impact Investing ... - Marketwired (press release) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Global Poverty and Post-colonial “Development Agendas”: Ethiopia ...

Global Poverty and Post-colonial “Development Agendas”: Ethiopia ... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Under the so-called Agricultural Development Led Industrialisation (ADLI) programme[4] the regime purports to elevate the vast amount of the country's population out of grinding poverty in just over a decade.
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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 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | 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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Developing Inclusive Markets Through Technology - 2013 CGI Latin America

Technology is now an integral part of everyday life in Latin America, with 98 percent of the region's population receiving a cellular signal and nearly 50 pe...
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Incorporating Social Goals into Wealth Management | Arabella ...

Incorporating Social Goals into Wealth Management | Arabella ... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As impact investing opportunities expand and the supporting infrastructure develops, an increasing number of individuals—and their wealth advisors—will recognize the value of an approach that considers social and ...
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Solution Revolution: How Organizations Are Solving Society's Problems - Small Business Trends

Small Business Trends Solution Revolution: How Organizations Are Solving Society's Problems Small Business Trends “We're still learning how government, business, investors and philanthropists can best create and expand flourishing markets in the...
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My Way of Thinking: Impact investment strategy increasing world w - agprofessional.com

My Way of Thinking: Impact investment strategy increasing world w - agprofessional.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
My Way of Thinking: Impact investment strategy increasing world w agprofessional.com Richard Keller, editor The latest way to take agricultural land out of conventional farming is to sell it to investors looking to do “impact investing.” Although...
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New Alliance to Tap Cassava’s Potential for Reducing Hunger and Poverty - RTB-CGIAR

New Alliance to Tap Cassava’s Potential for Reducing Hunger and Poverty - RTB-CGIAR | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
For Immediate Release (12 December 2013) The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) and the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) have joined forces in order to strengthen efforts to increase cassava production...
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AGRA Plans Policy, Regulation Reforms to Transform Agribusiness in Africa - Vanguard

AGRA Plans Policy, Regulation Reforms to Transform Agribusiness in Africa - Vanguard | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
AGRA Plans Policy, Regulation Reforms to Transform Agribusiness in Africa Vanguard "The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, is expected to increase the number of smallholder farmers accessing improved technologies supplied by...
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What If We Measured Nonprofits Like Investments? - Motley Fool

What If We Measured Nonprofits Like Investments?
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A few years ago, I found myself at a rooftop party for a large media company surrounded by venture capitalists, media journalists, investors, and business executives.
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New goals to end poverty must empower people, says OECD ...

New goals to end poverty must empower people, says OECD ... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Written by Mark Tran, on the Guardian: “New development goals need to address the increasingly large numbers of poor people living in middle-income countries, including the rising economies of India and China, and ...
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Impact Investing 3.0: Climbing the Slope of Enlightenment - Impact IQ

Impact Investing 3.0: Climbing the Slope of Enlightenment - Impact IQ | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The new era of impact investing stands to catalyze hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade for sustainable products and services.
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New Bank Creates Currency from Plastic Waste in the Ocean - Earth911.com

New Bank Creates Currency from Plastic Waste in the Ocean - Earth911.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Plastic Bank is a new social enterprise committed to curtailing ocean-polluting plastic by encouraging people to treat it as currency. (Interesting social enterprise is attempting to deal with ocean-polluting plastic by treating it as a currency.
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Wayne Grudem on the Solution to Global Poverty | Acton PowerBlog

Wayne Grudem on the Solution to Global Poverty | Acton PowerBlog | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
There is only one effective solution to world poverty,” argues theologian Wayne Grudem in a recent lecture.
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