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Ads for good: Examples of agencies creating shared value

Ads for good: Examples of agencies creating shared value | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Many people perceive advertising as pollution, so it can be difficult for agencies to develop viable CSR initiatives. But it's not impossible, as Jae-young Choi of Cheil's Good Company Solution Centre explains.
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China enters the era of social impact investing - PR Newswire (press release)

China enters the era of social impact investing - PR Newswire (press release) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

This conference arranged a special "China Moment" session for the release of the results of the study on China's social impact, which was co-sponsored by the main organization in China engaged in the research and practice of social impact investing, the Shenzhen Innovation Corporate Social Responsibility Development Center (CSRDC), as well as Columbia Business School and US-based Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

A report entitled "2014 Social Impact Investment in China", which was released during the "China Moment" session and which detailed the results of the theoretical research, case study and model study of social impact investing involving one hundred large firms in China, was mainly paid for jointly by CSRDC and the Shenzhen Charity Federation and Social Enterprise Center of Shanghai University of Finance as well as by the entrepreneurial departments of major privately-held and listed Chinese corporations. Social impact investment now has broad prospects in China, especially for Chinese entrepreneurs and among forward thinking business executives.

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Google targets India's next billion

Google targets India's next billion | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Google launches a new website that aims to highlight some of the internet's best Hindi-language content to encourage more Indians to go online.
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20 Years of Impact - Social Enterprise - Harvard Business School

20 Years of Impact - Social Enterprise - Harvard Business School | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Social Enterprise Initiative @HBSSEI is celebrating 20 years! #SEI20 http://t.co/j9EJ7MukXi http://t.co/zxIkLOl9LE
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India Competitiveness Report press release | Deloitte | Press release

India Competitiveness Report press release | Deloitte | Press release | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
With a new government in place, solid growth projected, and a flourishing middle class, investors appear increasingly willing to back India. Read the full press release for more details.
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Impact Investing : Women in social business - Impact Investor

Impact Investing : Women in social business - Impact Investor | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This Guide offers a compelling insight into women leaders in the increasingly important field of social business.
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Africa will help feed 9 billion by 2050 - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Africa will help feed 9 billion by 2050 - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Africa's green revolution is now a vibrant movement, giving hope that sub-Saharan Africa will feed itself by 2050, even with a population of about 2 bln people then
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From emerging to multinational: leaders shaping new models to meet the BoP - The Guardian

From emerging to multinational: leaders shaping new models to meet the BoP - The Guardian | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Leaders from BASF, Panasonic, DataWind Ltd. and NOTS Impact Enterprises share how they’re developing initiatives that will meet the needs of the those at the base of the pyramid
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New Report Reveals Practical Recommendations for Social Impact Bonds as Investor Interest Grows | Bank of America Newsroom

With 26 social impact bonds (SIBs) currently in operation and dozens more in development globally, the sector is attracting increasing interest from investors seeking to align their values with their investments.In light of this significant global...
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Philanthropic Equity Boosts Program Delivery, Revenue, Study Finds

Philanthropic Equity Boosts Program Delivery, Revenue, Study Finds | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The report examined how eleven nonprofits used philanthropic equity to improve and expand their programs and build sustainable revenue streams....
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Five ways talent management must change

Five ways talent management must change | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Today’s workplace should look more like a jazz band rather than a Dilbert-style bureaucracy that looks more like a dysfunctional marching band. As Dilbert pointed out (in the best selling management book of all time) our approach to talent management is deeply flawed. But meaningful change is beginning to happen. The digital revolution is enabling new […]
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Defining Quality Collective Impact (SSIR)

Defining Quality Collective Impact (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
To sustain collective impact, we must bring more rigor to the practice by drawing on lessons from a diverse array of communities to define what truly makes this work unique.
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The Private Sector and Sustainable Development - Climate Action Programme

The Private Sector and Sustainable Development - Climate Action Programme | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Climate Action spoke to Peter Bakker, the President and CEO of WBCSD, about how the private sector is championing sustainable development
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Global development banks and private sector seeking ways to reduce the infrastructure gap [EBRD - News and events]

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Framing Emerging Technologies - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Framing Emerging Technologies - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How do we chart a path forward toward the effective and responsible development and use of new technologies?
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Understanding our Smallholder Clients, Serving them Better

Understanding our Smallholder Clients, Serving them Better | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Smallholder farmers are among the most financially excluded of all client segments.
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Investment Fund For Social Enterprises In Asia Targets Growth Capital Gap - Forbes

Investment Fund For Social Enterprises In Asia Targets Growth Capital Gap - Forbes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A soon-to-be launched investment fund will address the growth capital gap for social enterprises in Southeast and South Asia.
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Can business take sustainability cues from the emerging markets?

Can business take sustainability cues from the emerging markets? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Businesses from the emerging economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America are bringing new ways of working that could make current growth patterns more sustainable.Sponsored feature
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Filling Data Gaps in Smallholder Finance

Filling Data Gaps in Smallholder Finance | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
There is very little available data on the characteristics of smallholder farmers' financial needs.
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The importance of SMEs in growing inclusive growth in Africa - Blog KPMG Africa

The importance of SMEs in growing inclusive growth in Africa - Blog KPMG Africa | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
SMEs are the largest providers of direct employment and inclusive growth can be achieved through promotion of policies that would drive their development.
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Life, recycled: Big business in the eco-craze - BBC News

Life, recycled: Big business in the eco-craze - BBC News | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Discarded glass, old tyres, even bomb shells find a new and profitable life in the hands of these five unconventional designers.
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Boosting Africa's Seed Sector - the Need for an Integrated Approach - Institute of Development Studies

Boosting Africa's Seed Sector - the Need for an Integrated Approach - Institute of Development Studies | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A new comprehensive programme on Integrated Seed Sector Development for Africa (ISSD Africa), aiming to support a vibrant, dynamic and diverse seed sector in the continent, was launched in September in Nairobi.
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Impact investing goes mainstream - San Francisco Business Times

Impact investing goes mainstream - San Francisco Business Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The idea of doing good while making a healthy profit is rapidly gaining ground, particularly among wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs but also among foundations and pension funds.
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Social Impact Bond Infographic

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Integrating Intentional Influence into Your Strategy (SSIR)

Integrating Intentional Influence into Your Strategy (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Five practical considerations for organizations that want to use intentional influence to achieve a bold social goal.
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