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'Community Land Trust': Vancouver's Affordable Housing Fix? - TheTyee.ca

'Community Land Trust': Vancouver's Affordable Housing Fix?
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On May 15, Vancouver city council approved a staff proposal to build 355 units of rental housing on four city-owned sites, to be operated by four community land trust partners.
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HM Prison Peterborough social impact bond has led to a fall in reconvictions, official figures show

HM Prison Peterborough social impact bond has led to a fall in reconvictions, official figures show | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Justice says there was a 6 per cent drop in reconvictions for released Peterborough prisoners since the pilot was introduced, compared with a 14 per cent increase nationally (Unique Partnership for Community Bonds Pays Off for Prisoners...
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CEP | Foundations and Impact Investing: What Is Really Going On? | The Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP | Foundations and Impact Investing: What Is Really Going On? | The Center for Effective Philanthropy | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
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Swap-O-Matic - Collaborative Finance

Swap-O-Matic - Collaborative Finance | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
The Swap-O-Matic, is a vending machine that allows users to swap and trade, rather than buy. Designed by New York City-based Lina Fenequito, the Swap-o-Matic was created as a fun way to get people to shift from ...
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Customer participation at the heart of P2P Finance

Customer participation at the heart of P2P Finance | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
I made the point that collaborative finance didn't necessarily need to equal ethical finance, social lending or any other type of 'do-gooding'. Whilst some of the by-products of crowdlending might very well be good for the wider ...
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Peer 2 peer lending rates, peer to peer lending - RateSetter.com

Peer 2 peer lending rates, peer to peer lending - RateSetter.com | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
View current RateSetter peer to peer lending rates. Lend to save today for a better return on your savings.
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SF Liberal Buzz E-9 Mar-2013

SF Community Land Trust were my guests on Mar. 19, 2013 "Be part of the movement to create resident owned and controlled permanently affordable housing in Sa...
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Community bonds explained

Community bonds explained | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
Community bonds are interest-bearing bonds intended for small scale, non-accredited investors and can only be issued by a non-profit organization. But are they right for you?
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Blended financing for impact: The opportunity for social finance in supportive housing - MaRS

Blended financing for impact: The opportunity for social finance in supportive housing - MaRS | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
It all started with a wicked problem and an ambitious goal. In late 2011, the Mental Health Commission of Canada commissioned "Turning the Key," a repo
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Sweden's Handelsbanken - the publicity-shy bank with a growing empire

Sweden's Handelsbanken - the publicity-shy bank with a growing empire | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
It is the bank that many Britons will never have heard of but Handelsbanken has been opening UK branches at the rate of one every 10 days for the past year or more
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Social innovation triggers impact investment in Canada

Social innovation triggers impact investment in Canada | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
Social finance initiatives are taking off in Canada, but how does the social investment sector compare with the UK? (Kudos! RT @csiTO The Guardian in the UK writes about CSI and our Community Bonds! Making a splash across the pond!
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The Community Land Trust Reader

The Community Land Trust Reader | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
The Community Land Trust Reader provides a comprehensive look at the history of land tenure, the social theories that have influenced the development of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) to date and offers applications of CLTs for future development.
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Social benefit bonds in the spotlight

Social benefit bonds in the spotlight | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
As governments pitch “social benefit bonds” as a solution to reduce deficits, investors have some way to go before they understand how the bonds should be classified, valued and marketed, NSW Treasurer Mike Baird learned on Thursday.
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How to… set up an urban Community Land Trust | CLES

How to… set up an urban Community Land Trust | CLES | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
Through the community land trust model life will be breathed back into the site, with community activities set up to encourage enterprise and training while they wait for the homes to materialize. The East London Community ...
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Community-Wealth.org: Wealth-Building Strategies for America's Communities

Community-Wealth.org: Wealth-Building Strategies for America's Communities | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
Comprehensive information on state-of-the-art strategies for democratic, community-based economic development, including community development corporations, employee-owned firms, land trusts, non-profit organizations, co-ops, universities, and more.

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Sterling Land Trust

Sterling Land Trust | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
SC's 1st community land trust! located in Greenville! Sterling Land Trust: http://t.co/ttWXGGvssD #buildinghope #diversity #sustainability
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Community Bonds and Social Enterprise: Where No One Loses | Blog | Social Finance

Community Bonds and Social Enterprise: Where No One Loses | Blog | Social Finance | Social Finance Innovation | 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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Future for Children Bond | Overview

Future for Children Bond | Overview | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
The Bond combines a low-risk ethical investment in affordable housing to provide repayment of principal with a high-risk investment in a social impact bond to create a high social impact and the potential for an additional return.
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What different finance options are there, and which is best for your charity?

What different finance options are there, and which is best for your charity? | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
Many charities have become more open to borrowing, and are investigating social finance and social impact bonds. Could they be right for you? David McHattie looks at the options

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Wellesley Institute | Social finance generating excitement as a supplement, not a substitute, for government social investments

Wellesley Institute | Social finance generating excitement as a supplement, not a substitute, for government social investments | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
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The top ten crowdfunding mistakes

The top ten crowdfunding mistakes | Social Finance Innovation | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding can be an absolute game changer for social ventures. It was for Kinyei, who raised $18,000 to drive social entrepreneurship in Cambodia, and it was for Sock Monkeys Against Cancer, who...
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