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Impact Measurement: How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough?

Impact Measurement: How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Deciding how much impact reporting to expect from social entrepreneurs is a dilemma for impact investors. Too much and the enterprise could be overcome by the burden; too little and the social entrepreneur could drift from targeted impacts.
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Trump abdicates climate leadership, seed fund for sustainable fashion, impact investing’s market…

Trump abdicates climate leadership, seed fund for sustainable fashion, impact investing’s market… | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Trump’s pullout leaves U.S. climate action to cities, states, investors — and citizens. The Paris climate agreement lives on, even after President Trump’s decision to pull out of the global effort…
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Interactive: Charting the Automation Potential of U.S. Jobs

Interactive: Charting the Automation Potential of U.S. Jobs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
What jobs are most likely to be done by robots in the future? This interactive data visualization shows the automation potential of nearly 800 jobs.
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Financial firms lead shareholder rebellion against ExxonMobil climate change policies

Financial firms lead shareholder rebellion against ExxonMobil climate change policies | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
ExxonMobil management was defeated Wednesday by a shareholder rebellion over climate change, as investors with 62.3 percent of shares voted to instruct the oil giant to report on the impact of global measures designed to keep climate change to 2 degrees centigrade.
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New Report: Opportunities for Impact Investing in Employee Ownership

New Report: Opportunities for Impact Investing in Employee Ownership | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A new report by Mary Ann Beyster, president and trustee of the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED), published by the Fifty by Fifty initiative of The Democracy Collaborative, examines the investing landscape for potential opportunities in employee ownership.
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Private markets managers increasing efforts to incorporate ESG — survey

Private markets managers increasing efforts to incorporate ESG — survey | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The private markets industry is increasingly acknowledging the importance of investing with ESG issues in mind, but have difficulty translating these intentions.
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Corporations play catch-up on Sustainable Development Goals

Corporations play catch-up on Sustainable Development Goals | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Let’s just say there’s room for improvement in global corporations’ commitments to the global goals for 2030. The U.N. Global Sustainability Index Institute reviewed annual reports from 100 top…
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Companies are finding that being principled pays off

Companies are finding that being principled pays off | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
It's principles - not profits - that will create real long-term value for companies and consumers.
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Doing good and doing well: A growing share of aid is spent by private firms, not charities | The Economist

Doing good and doing well: A growing share of aid is spent by private firms, not charities | The Economist | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
“THE gold rush is on!” That is how a cable from the American ambassador to Haiti described the descent of foreign firms upon Port-au-Prince in early 2010. An earthquake had flattened the city and killed hundreds of thousands. But a deluge of aid presented an opportunity.
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The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Report On US Sustainable, Responsible And Impact Investing Trends   The US SIF Foundation is delighted to introduce the 2016 edition of its biennial report on the scope of sustainable, responsible and impact investing in the United States.
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Few family offices are embracing the blended investment model

Few family offices are embracing the blended investment model | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

The principal might have the vision, but that's often not shared by the rest.... 

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Why “Pay for Success” Financing Could Cost Taxpayers More Than They Bargained For

Why “Pay for Success” Financing Could Cost Taxpayers More Than They Bargained For | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Cash-strapped governments are increasingly turning to Wall Street to fund social services. Will the model be a Trojan horse for privatization?
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Report highlights the power of guarantees in impact investing and gives recommendations for use

Report highlights the power of guarantees in impact investing and gives recommendations for use | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In-depth study of guarantees includes case studies featuring key industry players, including Kresge.
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Microsoft thinks blockchain tech could solve one of the internet’s toughest problems: digital identities

Microsoft thinks blockchain tech could solve one of the internet’s toughest problems: digital identities | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
When swathes of the internet were taken offline for hours last year, it was because Internet of Things devices had been hijacked by a malicious botnet, known as "Mirai," that overwhelmed parts of the global network with streams of data. The Mirai attacks were made possible by easily discovered passwords hard-coded into the cheap devices, whic
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The Second AP Fund's Investment Contributes Towards Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Second AP Fund's Investment Contributes Towards Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
GÖTEBORG, Sweden, June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second AP Fund's Investment Contributes Towards Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Visualizing the Jobs Lost to Automation

Visualizing the Jobs Lost to Automation | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
What types of jobs will be lost to automation? This data visualization applies probabilities from a well-cited study to current U.S. job numbers.
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Toward the Efficient Impact Frontier (SSIR)

Toward the Efficient Impact Frontier (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
At Root Capital, leaders are using ideas from mainstream financial analysis to calibrate the role that subsidies play in their investing practice. Includes magazine extras.
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J.P. Morgan re-ups in Detroit, racial-justice lens investing, a Philippines poster city for the…

J.P. Morgan re-ups in Detroit, racial-justice lens investing, a Philippines poster city for the… | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
What initial public offering is about to list on the London Stock Exchange? Why did Queensland launch a social impact bond? What growth market did KKR just invest $31 million in? What’s wrong with…
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First Impact Investing Fund Listed on Italian Exchange – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

First Impact Investing Fund Listed on Italian Exchange – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

The “Investimenti Sostenibili” fund, managed by Sella Gestioni (Banca Sella Group) working exclusively with MainStreet Partners as sole investment advisor, marks nearly the half year point as a listed fund on the Italian Stock Exchange. Investimenti Sostenibili was the first listed fund that enabled Italian retail investors to directly access impact investments. The fund is managed according to MainStreet Partner’s Sustainable Growth strategy, which targets capital appreciation via a flexible and broadly diversified portfolio of highly liquid thematic bonds and equity investments, which intentionally create positive social and environmental impact.

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Indian online education industry to hit $1.96B by 2021, states report

Indian online education industry to hit $1.96B by 2021, states report | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Primary and secondary education have the largest addressable audience with a student base of around 260 million when compared to the other categories.
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Sorting Out Impact Investing In A Changing Market

Sorting Out Impact Investing In A Changing Market | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investors seek both financial returns along with social and environmental impact. To achieve this, the impact must be inherent in the business model, meaning that as they sustainably scale on a financial and operational basis, the expected impact scales right along with the business scaling.
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Croatan Institute Releases New White Paper on Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture | Croatan Institute

Croatan Institute Releases New White Paper on Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture | Croatan Institute | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
“This paper demonstrates how organizations such as Root Capital can help to address the market failures that have left agricultural businesses around the world chronically under-resourced.
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ESG Investing Is Not Just for Millennials

ESG Investing Is Not Just for Millennials | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
John Goldstein, Managing Director of ESG & Impact Investing at Goldman Sachs Asset Management examines the growth in interest and assets in ESG. He notes some of the trends in impact investing, including its expansion outside the millennial generation and its deeper role in larger portfolios.
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Great Expectations for ESG — Takeaways from PNB Paribas report

Great Expectations for ESG — Takeaways from PNB Paribas report | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This report just out from BNP Paribas, the large French bank, is based on a global survey of 461 asset owners and asset managers and in-depth interviews conducted in early 2017. Some of its key…
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Impact investors needed to help close persistent gaps in higher education attainment

Impact investors needed to help close persistent gaps in higher education attainment | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

New report by Kresge, Lumina highlights opportunity areas for impact investors to create returns in education. 

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