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MaRS Centre for Impact Investing launches new social finance Knowledge Hub - MaRS

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing launches new social finance Knowledge Hub - MaRS | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
At the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, we want to empower communities, individuals and enterprises across Canada that are champing at the bit to do socia (RT @karasurfs: Questions about social finance?
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Brands Share Strategies for Creating Shared Value on SB London Day Two | Sustainable Brands

Brands Share Strategies for Creating Shared Value on SB London Day Two | Sustainable Brands | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The morning of day two at SB London was brimming with brands large (Starbucks, MARS, BASF, Kering) and small (Fairphone, Honest By) sharing their perspectives on and strategies for creating value for all stakeholders, all of which are naturally...
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Ghana farmers to benefit from Obama's FTF agric technology transfer - spyghana.com

Ghana farmers to benefit from Obama's FTF agric technology transfer - spyghana.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Reaping the Benefits of Global Value Chains: New Avenues for Africa - African Development Bank

Reaping the Benefits of Global Value Chains: New Avenues for Africa - African Development Bank | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
According to the 2013 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development World Investment Report, the value of global trade is currently estimated at US $20 trillion.
Trade in intermediate goods and...
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Cabinet to take up proposal on Indian Inclusive Innovation Fund - Business Standard

Cabinet to take up proposal on Indian Inclusive Innovation Fund Business Standard After a gap of about three years, the Cabinet is likely to take up a proposal to set up a Rs 5,500-crore Indian Inclusive Innovation Fund (IIIF).
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Job Givers: How Social Enterprise Can Tackle Tunisian Unemployment

Job Givers: How Social Enterprise Can Tackle Tunisian Unemployment | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Recommended: Muhammad Yunus: Create Social FictionThe founder of Grameen Bank on the role of social business in tackling Tunisia’s unemployment crisis.
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Big Investors and the Young Nudge Morgan Stanley Toward Sustainable Investing - Bloomberg

Big Investors and the Young Nudge Morgan Stanley Toward Sustainable Investing - Bloomberg | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Big Investors and the Young Nudge Morgan Stanley Toward Sustainable Investing Bloomberg Morgan Stanley this month announced a five-year goal of $10 billion in client assets for its “investing with impact” program, which offers investors a...
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Leaders To Attend Clinton Global Initiative Latin America Meeting - Look To The Stars

Leaders To Attend Clinton Global Initiative Latin America Meeting - Look To The Stars | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Leaders To Attend Clinton Global Initiative Latin America Meeting Look To The Stars This meeting reflects President Clinton's ongoing efforts through the Clinton Foundation to mobilize philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in all parts...
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Impact Investment Performance: Tiptoeing Toward Transparency

Impact Investment Performance: Tiptoeing Toward Transparency | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The recent release of details about the performance of several impact investment portfolios and funds is another step toward answering the question more and more investors are asking: Is impact a boost -- or a bust -- in terms of financial returns?
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Food, ag companies urged to invest in Africa - Iowa Farmer Today

Food, ag companies urged to invest in Africa - Iowa Farmer Today | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Food, ag companies urged to invest in Africa Iowa Farmer Today “Given the recent developments and fewer growth opportunities in the global F&A sector, global companies will need to look to markets like Africa to sustain future growth rates,” says...
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Myanmar: An Inclusive Business Frontier Market - CSRwire.com (press release)

Myanmar: An Inclusive Business Frontier Market - CSRwire.com (press release) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Myanmar: An Inclusive Business Frontier Market CSRwire.com (press release) BCtA member companies and other businesses explored strategies to build more inclusive business models that include the poor as consumers, producers and suppliers in the...
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A Wake-Up Call For Banks: How They Can Redefine Their Role, Attract Talent ... - Forbes

A Wake-Up Call For Banks: How They Can Redefine Their Role, Attract Talent ... - Forbes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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Community Foundations Approach Impact Investing | Pay For Success Learning Hub

Community Foundations Approach Impact Investing | Pay For Success Learning Hub | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
New #payforsuccess Learning Hub resource: http://t.co/tEnwbypOPo Community Foundations Approach Impact Investing
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The Future of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Private Sector | Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Future of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Private Sector | Center for Strategic and International Studies | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
"The Future of @the_IDB and the Private Sector" on Nov 25, 2013 @CSIS in Washington, DC http://t.co/Vryr6fjZBK @CSIS_PPD #CSISLive
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Inclusive Business Models Group Publishes Case Studies

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Inclusive Business Models Group Publishes Case Stu... http://t.co/0WopRus7ba
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Green and Inclusive Business – Developing Marke...

Green and Inclusive Business – Developing Marke... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
By By Anja König, Impact Solutions “Our business is profitable because it is inclusive” was how Javier Flores, green and inclusive entrepreneur from Peru, framed his success when he described the benefits of integrating social and ecological...
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Myanmar: An Inclusive Business Frontier Market

Myanmar: An Inclusive Business Frontier Market | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Leading companies including Syngenta, Allens Linklaters, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Visy came together during a special Business Roundtable to focus (Myanmar: An Inclusive Business Frontier Market: Leading companies including...
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A Trend That Could Change Everything, Collaborations Across Generations -- And What It Means for Causes, Nonprofits and Social Enterprises

A Trend That Could Change Everything, Collaborations Across Generations -- And What It Means for Causes, Nonprofits and Social Enterprises | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Here are three facts about Harvard Business School (HBS) that I bet you didn’t know.
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Is big business appropriating social enterprise?

Is big business appropriating social enterprise? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Social enterprise has made it to the main stage. Companies from Unilever to Coke are embracing the concept and even starting their own enterprises. Speakers at last year’s Skoll World Forum on Soc...
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Leveraging Organizational Performance through 'Shared Value' Propositions - Triple Pundit

Leveraging Organizational Performance through 'Shared Value' Propositions - Triple Pundit | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Leveraging Organizational Performance through 'Shared Value' Propositions
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Arguably, several businesses are doing well by doing good as they create shared value opportunities in their supply chains.
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‘Impact’ Investing

‘Impact’ Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Judith Rodin, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, discusses “the growing excitement over innovative finance and philanthropy.” (Letter: ‘Impact’ Investing http://t.co/nCSlEWWgWV)...
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Federal Agency Awards Nearly $40 Million to Strengthen & Expand Innovative ... - CSRwire.com (press release)

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'Impact' Investing - New York Times

'Impact' Investing - New York Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
'Impact' Investing New York Times This new way of doing business extends beyond just the mainstreaming of “impact investing.” The needs of business blend the lines even further, as businesses look to philanthropic models to keep their value chains...
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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Small Business at a Time - Huffington Post UK

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Small Business at a Time - Huffington Post UK | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Small Business at a Time Huffington Post UK One of the many positive aspects of this is that it means that our value chains have the potential to make a significant impact on local economies: from the sourcing of...
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Ensuring food security: Key resources - SciDev.Net

Ensuring food security: Key resources
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The website from the 'Making the Connection' conference, organised last year by several international organisations, hosts comprehensive information on agricultural value chains for smallholders.
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