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Businesses urged to impact social lives of people - GhanaWeb

Businesses urged to impact social lives of people - GhanaWeb | socentUS | Scoop.it
Businesses urged to impact social lives of people GhanaWeb In a speech read on his behalf at GIMPA Centre for Impact Investing (GCII) stakeholders' breakfast meeting in Accra, Professor Manu said considering the huge foreign direct investment (FDI)...
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New DIY Toolkit for Social Innovators : The Rockefeller Foundation

New DIY Toolkit for Social Innovators : The Rockefeller Foundation | socentUS | Scoop.it

This Seven years ago, the Rockefeller Foundation was beginning to notice a disturbing trend: while the private sector was a (New opensource DIY toolkit for social innovators to develop propositions & measure impact

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This set of tools is a fantastic compilation!  Thank you Rockefeller Foundation for putting it all together so beautifully! 

 

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92 Businesses Honored as ‘Best for the World’, Creating Most Overall Positive Social and Environmental Impact « Skoll Foundation

The #BCorp Best for the World list honors the companies making the most positive impact released today: http://t.co/3sxa5K9PLy #BtheChange
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Catalyzing Impact Investments Through Coordinated Grantmaking ...

Catalyzing Impact Investments Through Coordinated Grantmaking ... | socentUS | Scoop.it
The following post was adapted from "From Grants to Groundbreaking: Unlocking Impact Investments," an ImpactAssets issue brief by Amy Chung of Living Cities and Jed Emerson.) Philanthropy and the practice of ...
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8 Characteristics of Successful Venture Philanthropies : The Rockefeller Foundation

8 Characteristics of Successful Venture Philanthropies : The Rockefeller Foundation | socentUS | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller Foundation recently hosted the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the of (RT @theGIIN: RT @socialfinance: Via @firetail, useful diagram on impact investing from @RockefellerFdn
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Definitions of social impact ventures can be slippery. @rockefellerFdn maps their view on this chart.
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A Co-Working Space Likely To Put Social Enterprise On The NYC Map - Forbes

A Co-Working Space Likely To Put Social Enterprise On The NYC Map - Forbes | socentUS | Scoop.it
A Co-Working Space Likely To Put Social Enterprise On The NYC Map
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There are lots of social enterprises in New York City, but the world is pretty fragmented.
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@csiSL Center for Social Innovation: Welcome to NYC!

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New Civic Accelerator Galvanizes Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investing - Forbes

New Civic Accelerator Galvanizes Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investing - Forbes | socentUS | Scoop.it
Startup incubators and accelerator programs appear to be the latest rage!
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SOCAP 2012 Nurtures Social Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Tech ...

SOCAP 2012 Nurtures Social Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Tech ... | socentUS | Scoop.it
SOCAP 2012 came with a twist: an Impact Accelerator that included 100 social entrepreneurs, sponsored by Halloran Philanthropies and other socially minded enterprises. It provided customized support over a week-long ...
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Making the Case for Impact Sourcing - Huffington Post

Making the Case for Impact Sourcing - Huffington Post | socentUS | Scoop.it
Making the Case for Impact SourcingHuffington PostMany of these businesses are supported by impact investors, a group of double- and triple-bottom-line funders that received little attention until the Rockefeller Foundation launched a major impact...
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How To Find The "Aha" Moment That Ignites An Entrepreneurial Career - Forbes

How To Find The "Aha" Moment That Ignites An Entrepreneurial Career - Forbes | socentUS | Scoop.it
Here’s an interesting exercise.While Forbes contributors have spoken about how to find and develop a business idea (In fact, Forbes Contributor Alan Hall has laid out the entire process in his recent article How To Create A Winning Business Idea In...
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Six Dynamics Describe How Impact Investing is Unique | CASE Notes

Six Dynamics Describe How Impact Investing is Unique | CASE Notes | socentUS | Scoop.it
Hall: we're at inflection pt. Impact as differentiator in low returns environment.
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Arianna Huffington, Judith Rodin Talk Social Impact Investing On Squawk Box ... - Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington, Judith Rodin Talk Social Impact Investing On Squawk Box ... - Huffington Post | socentUS | Scoop.it
Arianna Huffington, Judith Rodin Talk Social Impact Investing On Squawk Box ...Huffington PostArianna appeared on Squawk Box Thursday to discuss the $100 trillion of social impact investing opportunities with Judith Rodin, the president of the...
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Do No Harm: Subsidies and Impact Investing — Part IV in Omidyar ...

Do No Harm: Subsidies and Impact Investing — Part IV in Omidyar ... | socentUS | Scoop.it
Do No Harm: Subsidies and Impact Investing — Part IV in Omidyar Network's case for a sector-based approach to impact investing. Posted by admin on September 28th, 2012. Do subsidies distort markets or inject them with the dynamism ...
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Social impact ventures gain from advice, finds report - FT Adviser

Social impact ventures gain from advice, finds report - FT Adviser | socentUS | Scoop.it
FT Adviser Social impact ventures gain from advice, finds report FT Adviser Deirdre Davies, director for Deutsche Bank's asset and wealth management's private equity team, added: “Impact investing has the potential to become increasingly attractive...
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Home - FoodTrade

Home - FoodTrade | socentUS | Scoop.it
FoodTrade is the tool foodies, artisans, and real food businesses have been waiting for. It helps you find your nearest producers and stockists, connect with collaborators, map your local food web, share knowledge about provenance, and trade in real-time.

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New UK company disrupts distribution and supply chains by connecting producers with surplus to buyers. When is it coming to the US?

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This is a pretty amazing service that has the potential to really make an impact on local food systems.

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Take These 9 Online Classes to Hack Business School - PolicyMic

Take These 9 Online Classes to Hack Business School - PolicyMic | socentUS | Scoop.it
Take These 9 Online Classes to Hack Business School PolicyMic Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company partnering with Stanford, Yale and other top universities and organizations around the world to offer free online courses.
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Great list of learning resources for social entrepreneurs. If only I had the time to use them all!
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Financing Sustainable Fisheries With Impact Investments - NatGeo News Watch (blog)

Financing Sustainable Fisheries With Impact Investments - NatGeo News Watch (blog) | socentUS | Scoop.it
NatGeo News Watch (blog) Financing Sustainable Fisheries With Impact Investments NatGeo News Watch (blog) Rockefeller has been a major funder of efforts to build the field of impact investing, and in the past has seeded impact funds such as Acumen...
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Is The Freedom Bakery the new face of social enterprise? - The Guardian

Is The Freedom Bakery the new face of social enterprise? - The Guardian | socentUS | Scoop.it
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Is The Freedom Bakery the new face of social enterprise?
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Here is a Scottish bakery that will employ formerly incarcerated folks. Looking for impact investors.

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Social Innovation Won’t Save the World

Social Innovation Won’t Save the World | socentUS | Scoop.it
David Bornstein in the NY Times Fixes column recently referred to social innovation as part of a “breakthrough – maybe even a new Enlightenment.” He believes it is creating new and lasting change that is unprecedented in the social sector.
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Congratulations to 11 Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes

Congratulations to 11 Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes | socentUS | Scoop.it
The new Ashoka Fellows Please join us in welcoming 11 outstanding social entrepreneurs to Ashoka’s Fellowship in the U.S.A.!
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Our transitional moment in history – everyone a changemaker ...

Our transitional moment in history – everyone a changemaker ... | socentUS | Scoop.it
Bill Drayton provides historical context to social entrepreneurship as a movement and inspiration to those who seek to be social entrepreneurs.
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Proving impact using theory of change — Nexii

Proving impact using theory of change — Nexii | socentUS | Scoop.it
Having an impact, but not sure how to demonstrate it?
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Five Take Aways From Clinton Global Initiative's Good Business Track - Huffington Post

Five Take Aways From Clinton Global Initiative's Good Business Track - Huffington Post | socentUS | Scoop.it
Triple PunditFive Take Aways From Clinton Global Initiative's Good Business TrackHuffington PostThe format forced attendees to go against the grain, co-conspiring together around specific issues within the emerging fields of impact investing and...
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Annual impact investing database shows 15 pct growth in assets - TrustLaw (blog)

Annual impact investing database shows 15 pct growth in assets - TrustLaw (blog) | socentUS | Scoop.it
Annual impact investing database shows 15 pct growth in assetsTrustLaw (blog)“Impact investing is an enormous opportunity for people not only to get a return on their investment, but to also help make an impact on major societal needs at the same ...
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Embracing the Full Investment Continuum (SSIR)

Embracing the Full Investment Continuum (SSIR) | socentUS | Scoop.it
Part II in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing.
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