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The first and highest rated scoop.it blog on sustainable and inclusive business models that do well by doing good in emerging markets. The curations are mine.
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Impact investing must learn lesson from failure of micro finance

Impact investing must learn lesson from failure of micro finance | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
How much is enough when it comes to social enterprises delivering financial returns?
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Report of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity

Nations need to ensure both that economic growth takes place and that it is broadly shared. Nations succeed when their middle class is secure in the expectation that those willing to work are able to work and that standards of living will increase.
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Publications | Inclusive Business Sweden

Publications | Inclusive Business Sweden | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Interested to know more? There is a wealth of materials on Inclusive Business.
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The poverty alert - The Economist

FOR many Latin Americans the 21st century has been a time of unprecedented progress. Between 2002 and 2013, 60m people in the region moved out of poverty. The poverty rate—the share of people living on less that $4 a day—fell steadily. Now the progress has stopped The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Barriers and the Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid - The Role of the Private Sector in Inclusive Development | UNDP

Barriers and the Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid - The Role of the Private Sector in Inclusive Development | UNDP | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The report looks at barriers to poverty reduction and at some of the actions private sector actors can undertake to help tackle these barriers.
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Supplier Diversity: Inclusive Sourcing Can Drive Shareholder Value

Supplier Diversity: Inclusive Sourcing Can Drive Shareholder Value | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Inclusive Sourcing is the proactive business process of sourcing products and services from previously under-used suppliers - here's why it matters.
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Kenya's small-scale farmers borrow seeds to grow potential | Mark Anderson

Kenya's small-scale farmers borrow seeds to grow potential | Mark Anderson | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Loans of finance, fertiliser and solar lamps help subsistence farmers increase food output and generate income
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Rethinking How Students Succeed (SSIR)

Rethinking How Students Succeed (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A wave of noncognitive skill initiatives holds promise for making teachers more effective and students more successful.
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The state of impact investing in Latin America - Bain & Company

The state of impact investing in Latin America - Bain & Company | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This report lays out an assessment of the current landscape of impact investing in Latin America, along with some of the critical challenges ahead and the likely path forward over the next five to 10 years.
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The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring - Huffington Post

The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The investments in quality youth mentoring made by companies are direct contributions to the future strength of our communities and our country. They connect young people to the powerful asset that is mentoring, to opportunity, and to success....
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Next steps for social impact investment - Michele Giddens at the BVCA Summit 2014 - Bridges Ventures

Next steps for social impact investment - Michele Giddens at the BVCA Summit 2014 - Bridges Ventures | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
In 2014, Michele Giddens, partner and co-founder of Bridges Ventures, gave the keynote speech at the BVCA Summit, the largest annual gathering of the UK private equity industry.
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Save a Seat: Make Room for Millennials at the Investment Table - Triple Pundit (blog)

Save a Seat: Make Room for Millennials at the Investment Table - Triple Pundit (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The world’s first socially-networked generation is demonstrating they are also the world’s purest generation of socially responsible investors.
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Sharing the Stage (SSIR)

Sharing the Stage (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The example of venture philanthropy in Europe shows how old and new forms of practice can coexist.
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The Quintessential Entrepreneur (SSIR)

The Quintessential Entrepreneur (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A FISTFUL OF RICE: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability by Vikram Akula
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Inclusive Business Interview Series: Kulsoom Ally, Juhudi Kilimo

Kulsoom, Director of Juhudi Labs, Juhudi Kilimo, business that provides finance to smallholders in Kenya, talks about the evolution of inclusive business in ...
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Supercharging Corporate Sustainability (SSIR)

Supercharging Corporate Sustainability (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To accelerate progress on sustainability, businesses need a radically different approach to engaging investors and consumers.
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THIERRY ROUSSIN's curator insight, February 22, 9:07 PM

This SSIR article highlights the need to accelerate the co-creation of value creation measure criteria - but who's aware that this is more about the "how" than the "what", and who's going to fund the design of those new alternative processes to boot ?

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CitiBank Invests $100B for Climate Change; Kaiser Investing More in Renewables to Reduce Climate Impact | Business

CitiBank Invests $100B for Climate Change; Kaiser Investing More in Renewables to Reduce Climate Impact | Business | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Citibank to invest $100 billion in climate change projects. Citibank promised Wednesday to lend and invest $100 billion over the next decade in projects that reduce the effects of climate change, in a plan that was developed with the help of a...
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Impact8 - MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Impact8 - MaRS Centre for Impact Investing | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact8 fast-tracks high-potential social ventures like women's health enterprise Eve Medical to their next stage.
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The Embedded Enterprise (SSIR)

The Embedded Enterprise (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To reach base-of-the-pyramid markets, entrepreneurs need to align their business models with customers’ lives.
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The Mistake Companies Make When Marketing to Different Cultures - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

The Mistake Companies Make When Marketing to Different Cultures - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Demographics don’t tell you who’s buying.
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Impact Investing 101: Where Value Meets Values

Nancy E. Pfund is a leading investor, and an expert on the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement. We talked with her about her views on impact investing.
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What impact investors can learn from microfinance - Devex

What impact investors can learn from microfinance - Devex | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
What impact investors can learn from microfinance Devex From one perspective, microfinance is the model that makes the case for impact investing: billions in capital mobilized from private investors to scale up delivery of beneficial products and...
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Disruption for Good (SSIR)

Disruption for Good (SSIR) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative, transparent, and democratic.
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How Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Creating A New Economic Order - Huffington Post

How Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Creating A New Economic Order - Huffington Post | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This piece was originally published on Capital & Main. In Silicon Valley, there are the good billionaires and the bad billionaires. Or so the standard press coverage would have you believe. On the side of the angels is, say, Mark Zuckerberg, ...
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The Future Of Agriculture? Smart Farming - Forbes

The Future Of Agriculture? Smart Farming - Forbes | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
To feed all the planets inhabitants, food production must increase by 70 per cent by 2050. Smart farming could help reach this goal.
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