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Smallholder Finance: Digital Solutions to Traditional Challenges ...

Smallholder Finance: Digital Solutions to Traditional Challenges ... | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
“In anticipation of a just-released CGAP Focus Note, Serving Smallholder Farmers: Recent Developments in Digital Finance, we asked three experts who use digital channels to improve smallholder access to financial services for an inside ...”
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The Business of Shea: Empowering Rural Women in Northern Nigeria - Titilope Omolayo Ojo

“Recorded November 24, 2014 - Titilope Omolayo Ojo will highlight efforts into the development of the shea value chain in Northern Nigeria and how these efforts ...”
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How micro-finance is embracing Digital India to deliver dreams

“This special report by IDG India looks at how a micro-finance company is embracing the government's Digital India program to help small business owners ...”
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With an Eye to Impact, Investing Through a ‘Gender Lens’

With an Eye to Impact, Investing Through a ‘Gender Lens’ | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
Investment strategies that seek to promote the advancement of women are gaining currency with investors who want their money to do more than multiply.
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Improving family income does not ensure women's economic empowerment - Open Democracy

Improving family income does not ensure women's economic empowerment - Open Democracy | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
Increasing family income does not necessarily increase women’s empowerment. A multi-sector multi-pronged approach is necessary. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic and social rights.
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Beyond profits: Millennials embrace investing for social good - Los Angeles Times

Beyond profits: Millennials embrace investing for social good - Los Angeles Times | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
Once she gets her MBA degree from UC Berkeley in May, Leigh Madeira's dream is to help find funding for young companies devoted to improving the lives of the world's poor.
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Younger Donors, Impact Investing, and the Blurring Lines Between Business and Philanthropy

Younger Donors, Impact Investing, and the Blurring Lines Between Business and Philanthropy | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
New kinds of philanthropists with new ways of thinking are challenging the philanthropic status quo.
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Time to invest in tackling social problems

Time to invest in tackling social problems | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
Many economists have tried to win a Nobel Prize by either explaining why or proposing a solution for how markets can be better aligned to serve the greater social good.
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Students Try Social-Impact Investing - Penta Daily - Barrons.com

Students Try Social-Impact Investing - Penta Daily - Barrons.com | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
Students at the University of Utah are getting first-hand experience in the emerging field of social-impact investing.
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Charity finance news - Charity bond platform in the pipeline

Charity finance news - Charity bond platform in the pipeline | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
A platform for charities to issue social bonds is to be launched by Investing for Good, which developed the Scope bond last year.
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Impact investors: Can they really make money? (Video) | Blog | Social Finance

Impact investors: Can they really make money? (Video) | Blog | Social Finance | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
SocialFinance.ca is a network of investors, enterprises, and enablers that are actively harnessing finance for social impact through community investment, microfinance, social enterprise, philanthropy, and responsible investment.
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Take 15: Impact Investing Explained Simply and Clearly (Video)

Take 15: Impact Investing Explained Simply and Clearly (Video) | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
Harry Hummels explains impact investing and shares his insights on how impact investing is similar to and different from traditional investing.
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Charity bond platform in the pipeline - Civil Society Media

Charity bond platform in the pipeline - Civil Society Media | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
Charity bond platform in the pipeline Civil Society Media The upcoming platform plans to also formalise the collection and reporting of impact data in the offer documentation and provide investors with annual impact ratings and reports on each...
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How it Works: Digital Finance and Solar Energy

“In places where people live off the energy grid but use mobile money, such as small communities in Kenya, companies like Angaza Design are expanding ...”
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Women and rural radios

“Sophie Treinen, Information and Knowledge Management Officer at FAO, about women and radio in the rural areas. Sophie is the coordinator of e-Agriculture, ...”
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Incubate, Invest, Impact Building and Investing in High-Impact Enterp…

Gender lens incubation and investment can act as a key enabler of women’s empowerment and gender equality with positive returns. This is in a context where wom…

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International Center for Afghan Women's Economic Development

A feature on the work of the ICAWED based in Kabul at the American University of Afghanistan.
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Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) Helps Rural Kenyans Manage Energy Loans

In 2010, an Arc Catalytic Investment helped Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT), one of the largest microfinance bank in Kenya, launch a solar lantern ...
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The Future of Impact Investing Keynote Address with Sir Ronald Cohen - YouTube

Opening remarks from Sir Ronald Cohen at The Future of Impact Investing: A Conversation with Sir Ronald Cohen and Top Leaders in the Field. This event took p...
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What It Is and What It Isn't - Stanford Social Innovation Review

What It Is and What It Isn't - Stanford Social Innovation Review | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
The time has come to expand Martin and Osberg's definition of social entrepreneurship to include the flood of new impact instruments such as impact investing, B-corps, and shared value. My own distinctions also rely ...
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Rockefeller philanthropists seek impact - San Francisco Business Times

Rockefeller philanthropists seek impact - San Francisco Business Times | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
What if all investments could be both profitable and solve a pressing social or ...
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Impact investing and beyond: mapping support to social enterprises in emerging markets | Publication | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Impact investing and beyond: mapping support to social enterprises in emerging markets | Publication | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
It is now possible to capture the full range of support available for developing social enterprises in emerging markets - and for the market infrastructure in which they operate.
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Obama enters impact investing arena with new program

Obama enters impact investing arena with new program | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
The new National Impact Investment Initiative models public-private partnerships.
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India takes centre stage in impact investing

With growing social capitalism, impact investing is picking up pace in India. Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm co-founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, is looking to invest $200 million in for-profit and...
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Delaware changes everything: Benefit Corporation Legislation ...

Delaware changes everything: Benefit Corporation Legislation ... | Women's Economic Development | Scoop.it
If you are a business leader—you should consider B Corp Certification (available globally) and Benefit Corporation incorporation (a current reality in 19 US jurisdictions). If you are a consumer—buy from B Corp Certified ...
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