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IDB facilitates investments in shared value by Latin American and Caribbean

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IDB facilitates investments in shared value by Latin American and Caribbean.  A company creates shared value when it addresses economic and social problems in a community, not only making itself more competitive, but creating benefits for workers and their families. The IDB is the first multilateral financial institution to endorse the concept of shared value assessments, and will select a group of ten companies that it is already supporting to identify investment opportunities aimed at optimizing the allocation of their resources, increasing their competiveness and adding social value in communities.

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Creating ‘Shared Value’ and Partnerships for Doing Good on a Global Scale - FleishmanHillard

Creating ‘Shared Value’ and Partnerships for Doing Good on a Global Scale - FleishmanHillard | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Webinar date: Oct. 31 Register now When companies and brands support causes that benefit society and resonate with their audience, “shared value” is achieved.
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Capability Trumps Cash for Social Enterprise – Report | Pro Bono Australia

Capability Trumps Cash for Social Enterprise – Report | Pro Bono Australia | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Intensive business support, not grant funding critical for long term @socentau survival - Aus report @SocialTradersAU http://t.co/A4uOBK8PAx
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Sustainable Energy Access for the Poor | Americas Quarterly

Sustainable Energy Access for the Poor | Americas Quarterly | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Power to the people, or Sustainable Energy Access for the Poor - The energy dimension of the poverty trap. by Sam Me…http://t.co/mDGToSJ1CW
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The Next Wave of Greentech Investing Is Already Here - Greentech Media

The Next Wave of Greentech Investing Is Already Here - Greentech Media | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The Next Wave of Greentech Investing Is Already Here
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Provide solutions, not just technologies, while taking existing value chains into account.
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Social Stock Exchange – the rise of international competitors

Social Stock Exchange – the rise of international competitors | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The UK is no longer the only country with a social stock exchange, as Canada follows suit with its own version (A new way to raise capital for #SEs.
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Marco Antonio Gonzalez's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:17 AM

Interesting article in The Guardian

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African Economic Growth Without Development

African Economic Growth Without Development | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Poverty and inequality still persists on the continent, says survey By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Many press reports emanating from Africa indicate that there are unprecedented levels of economic g...
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Christina Tewes-Gradl: Nets and Holes in Global Inclusive Business Ecosystems - A Story About Sumitomo Chemical and the Market for Bednets

Christina Tewes-Gradl: Nets and Holes in Global Inclusive Business Ecosystems  - A Story About Sumitomo Chemical and the Market for Bednets | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
  Related Blog: Wallpaper Over Malaria Blog: The Business Case for Private Sector Health Link: Endeva By Christina Tewes-Gradl, Endeva   When I first learn… (Checking out "Christina Tewes-Gradl: Nets and Holes in Global Inclusive Business" on Business...
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The Lasting Impacts Of Poverty On The Brain

The Lasting Impacts Of Poverty On The Brain | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Poverty shapes people in some hard-wired ways that we're only now beginning to understand. Back in August, we wrote about some provocative new research that found that poverty imposes a kind of tax on the brain.
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ImpactAssets Releases Annual Impact Investing Firm Showcase - CSRwire.com (press release)

ImpactAssets Releases Annual Impact Investing Firm Showcase - CSRwire.com (press release) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
ImpactAssets Releases Annual Impact Investing Firm Showcase
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BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 28 /CSRwire/ - ImpactAssets launches the "IA 50," a free online resource for impact investors and their advisors.
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'What did I do wrong?': Why the banker who helped 50 million Bangladeshis out of poverty became his country’s enemy number one

'What did I do wrong?': Why the banker who helped 50 million Bangladeshis out of poverty became his country’s enemy number one | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Muhammad Yunus is an unlikely target for a hate campaign. The 73-year-old economist is credited with lifting millions out of poverty with his pioneering concept of microfinance – a feat for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
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Agriculture is commercialising rapidly in Asia - DAWN.com

Agriculture is commercialising rapidly in Asia - DAWN.com | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Agriculture is commercialising rapidly in Asia DAWN.com ISLAMABAD, Oct 26: The Asian Development Bank has stressed the need for ensuring that Asia's 350 million small farmers, with less than two hectares holding, have the opportunity to compete and...
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AfDB Transforming Africa's Agriculture for inclusive growth and food security - EIN News (press release)

AfDB Transforming Africa's Agriculture for inclusive growth and food security EIN News (press release) Limited access to financial markets and credit, particularly for the smallholder farmers who produce the bulk of the food on the continent, is...
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When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? (SSIR)

When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? (SSIR) | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
It is possible for impact investors to achieve social impact along with market rate returns, but it's not easy to do. (We're hard at work on this: When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?
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Flocks a way to golden egg

Flocks a way to golden egg | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Review of the crowdfunding rules could give investors more incentive to take a small share of a start-up.
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Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity - Center For American Progress

Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity - Center For American Progress | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
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Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity
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In 2012, the official poverty rate in the United States was 15 percent, statistically unchanged from 2011.
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FUND FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS TO ADDRESS HUNGER AND POVERTY IN AFRICA

FUND FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS TO ADDRESS HUNGER AND POVERTY IN AFRICA | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, in collaboration with the Howard G.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:06 AM

Funding for social entrepreneurs tio address hunger and poverty in Africa.

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Doing Business Report: Economies Step Up Reform - World Bank Group

Doing Business Report: Economies Step Up Reform
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“Countries want to be more competitive and to be prepared for when their markets are more open to international trade,” said Ramalho. They also want ...
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Webinar on “Developing inclusive insurance markets” « GIBS Blog ...

Webinar on “Developing inclusive insurance markets” « GIBS Blog ... | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A holistic and systematic approach to market development can overcome barriers to serving insurance to the low-income population. Collaboration between super...GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's insight:Inclusive markets ...
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Qatar fund sets sights on impact investment schemes - Financial Times

Qatar fund sets sights on impact investment schemes - Financial Times | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Qatar fund sets sights on impact investment schemes Financial Times While the new investments are tiny compared to the $30bn-$40bn that Qatar Holding, the QIA's investment arm, seeks to invest every year, the consideration of impact investing comes...
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Big banks muscle in on peer-to-peer lending - FT.com

Big banks muscle in on peer-to-peer lending - FT.com | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, 15 employees from Bank of America, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase applied for a collective $235,000 worth of loans. They did not ask their own employers – some of the biggest banks in the US – for the money.
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The IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change: Impact Investing as a Powerful ... - Triple Pundit

The IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change: Impact Investing as a Powerful ... - Triple Pundit | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change: Impact Investing as a Powerful ...
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IDB facilitates investments in shared value by LAC companies - Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias

IDB facilitates investments in shared value by LAC companies - Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
IDB facilitates investments in shared value by LAC companies Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias A company creates shared value when it addresses economic and social problems in a community, not only making itself more competitive, but creating...
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Why Not Venture-Capital Philanthropy?

Why Not Venture-Capital Philanthropy? | Impact Investing and Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Robert Pozen reports that the U.S. Treasury wants to greenlight charities' investments in commercial start-ups. (Why Not Venture-Capital Philanthropy?
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AfDB and think tanks deliberate on accelerating Africa's transformation ... - EIN News (press release)

AfDB and think tanks deliberate on accelerating Africa's transformation ...
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•What will it take for Africa to successfully integrate into regional and global value chains?
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