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How organizations are evolving (and can continue to evolve) to create greater and more sustainable societal impact.
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Financial revolution? (SSIR)

Social investments in France have achieved a very high level of development and represent models that can—and should—be replicated abroad.
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Valorar la biodiversidad | Economia Verde

Valorar la biodiversidad | Economia Verde | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
El gurú de la economía verde está en Colombia y propone que el país le ponga un precio a su megadiversidad antes de perderla.
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"Colombia debe entender que la pobreza no se va a resolver regalando casas o dinero. El Gobierno debe valorar apropiadamente sus recursos naturales. Si no lo hace no podrá reconocer dos cosas: que es un país megadiverso, con una riqueza enorme, y que también debe establecer unos límites para la explotación de esta riqueza. No está bien decidir que se extraerán recursos simplemente por la demanda mundial. Primero hay que ver el impacto, ya que finalmente esto definirá la disponibilidad de recursos para el futuro."

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The Quest for Scale (SSIR)

The Quest for Scale (SSIR) | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
An effort to improve sanitation in developing countries yields lessons in how to achieve enduring, broad-based social impact.
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Mal Warwick: Why Have Conventional Methods to Eradicate Poverty Been Unsuccessful?

Mal Warwick: Why Have Conventional Methods to Eradicate Poverty Been Unsuccessful? | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
 
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Blog: Achieving Scale
Blog: Innovating for Inclusive Business
Link: The Business Solution to Poverty

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Alternative vehicles - Are Electric Vehicle supporters backing the wrong horse? | Ethical Corporation

Alternative vehicles - Are Electric Vehicle supporters backing the wrong horse? | Ethical Corporation | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
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El Nuevo lenguaje de la Inversión Social y el Capital de Riesgo Social

El Nuevo lenguaje de la Inversión Social y el Capital de Riesgo Social | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it

Cuando se habla de inversión social aun es evidente que tiene diferentes significados según quien esté hablando....

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Sustainability in Financial Services Is Not About Being Green

Sustainability in Financial Services Is Not About Being Green | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Financial institutions need to focus on governance, not the environment.
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Environmental profit and loss reporting: Shouldn't companies account for their environmental costs to reflect the real cost of doing business? | The case of PUMA

Environmental profit and loss reporting: Shouldn't companies account for their environmental costs to reflect the real cost of doing business? | The case of PUMA | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Puma chairman Jochen Zeitz talks to Jo Confino about putting an environmental price tag on Puma's products and creating a business coalition to scale up EP&L reporting
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Juergen Bartel's curator insight, September 28, 2013 5:49 PM

great article about scaling up the environmental costs of clothing and shoes. I'm psyched to see a sports giant like Puma launching this coalition to make the sports clothing industry more transparent for the consumer to be able to make conscious decisions when they buy the products.

I think this cradle to cradle reporting, which in theory has already long been developed, will have a great impact on the whole clothing industry. Hopefully many companies will follow suit and we will be able to start tackling the social issues in that industry as well.

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Shame on you, Apple, Facebook and Amazon

Shame on you, Apple, Facebook and Amazon | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
It is nothing short of a disgrace these three brands and 94 other major corporations refuse to divulge carbon emissions data to global NGO CDP, says Jo Confino
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"There comes a time when naming and shaming is the only way to get some businesses to start taking their responsibilities seriously."

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Fairphone: el móvil que pone los valores primero

Fairphone: el móvil que pone los valores primero | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
El diseñador holandés Bas Van Abel ha creado el Fair Phone (Teléfono justo en ingles) con el que pretende sentar un precedente en este sector my
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El Pacto Mundial se distrae

El Pacto Mundial se distrae | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
El índice, “Global Compact 100” ha sido desarrollado por una empresa muy reputada de análisis de sostenibilidad, Sustainalytics, e incluye “empresas seleccionadas basadas en su adhesión a los Principios, así como evidencia del compromiso de los líderes...
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B-Corp Legislation Is Helping Pave the Way to the New Economy | Blog | Social Finance

B-Corp Legislation Is Helping Pave the Way to the New Economy | Blog | Social Finance | Social Impact and Sustainability | 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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Its good to see this is really taking off in the US, hopefully other countries will follow!

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Impact Investing in Spain: an Emerging Sector | ESADE Blog - Instituto de Innovación Social

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Theory of Change Pitfalls to Avoid (SSIR)

Simply putting boxes and lines down on paper doesn’t guarantee that your organization will make better decisions.
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The Role of Technology in Development Challenges

The Role of Technology in Development Challenges | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Accenture, in collaboration with NetHope, explores how technology is changing the way in which we engage and interact with people, especially in emerging markets.
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La ‘bombilla de los pobres’ que triunfa en suburbios de todo el planeta - Noticias de Tecnología

La ‘bombilla de los pobres’ que triunfa en suburbios de todo el planeta - Noticias de Tecnología | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
La ‘bombilla de los pobres’ que triunfa en suburbios de todo el planeta Alfredo Moser es un mecánico brasileño que, cansado de los fallos eléctricos, empezó a jugar con la idea de la refracción e inventó la ‘la bombilla de los pobres’...
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So simple, yet functional for saving on daytime electricity!

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Supply chain risk: what companies need to know | Ethical Corporation

Supply chain risk: what companies need to know | Ethical Corporation | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Amy Raisbeck's insight:

"Effective supply chain risk management can be very rewarding to companies. Not only will they avoid the worst consequences of supply chain failure – deaths, accidents, product recalls, fines, incarceration, reputation loss – but they will also reap great rewards, including process improvements, cost effectiveness and savings, brand and reputation enhancement and, in some cases, even product innovation."

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RSE - Compras responsables

RSE - Compras responsables | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Alberto Andreu, director de Reputación y Responsabilidad Corporativas de Telefónica, animó a los CEE a aprovechar las ventajas del universo digital para llegar a todo el mundo, ganar en escala y eficiencia y ofrecer facilidades a los empleados.
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Interesante: "...el asunto de la compra responsable es un importante negocio económico, ya que el área de Compras de las empresas gestiona un 75% del gasto y el gasto anual de la contratación pública de bienes y servicios en la UE representa el 16% del PIB."

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The Happy Planet Index

The Happy Planet Index | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Happy Planet Index creator Nic Marks talks about the global economic system: we've created a system where we are servants rather than masters
Amy Raisbeck's insight:

Very interesting: Marks created the Happy Planet Index to measure global wellbeing and environmental impact, which showed that the world's wealthiest countries weren't happier. We are servants to the system, rather than its masters, Marks says.

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The GlobalEthicist – Supply chain risk: what companies need to know

The GlobalEthicist – Supply chain risk: what companies need to know | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
There are all too many examples of the devastating consequences of overlooking supply chain risks.
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How end-to-end sustainable systems drive business value | Accenture Outlook

How end-to-end sustainable systems drive business value | Accenture Outlook | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Plenty of companies have taken significant steps toward becoming more sustainable, but none has turned incremental progress into truly transformational change.
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Food Insecurity - 48 Million Americans go hungry

Food Insecurity - 48 Million Americans go hungry | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Now that the end of my SNAP Challenge is in sight, I have begun to contemplate what I will take away from the experience.Eating on $4.50 per day not only helped me to appreciate the constant struggle
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Why philanthropy is R&D for business | McKinsey & Company

Why philanthropy is R&D for business | McKinsey & Company | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Targeted giving can help companies lay the groundwork for future commercial success. A McKinsey & Company article.
Amy Raisbeck's insight:

Even though his main point is not always the case, this is a very interesting piece (specially considering that this point of view is expressed by a top exec).

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SmartCity Malaga Los autobuses eléctricos de Málaga se cargarán en movimiento y sin cables

SmartCity Malaga Los autobuses eléctricos de Málaga se cargarán en movimiento y sin cables | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Endesa y un consorcio de otras 4 empresas y 3 organismos de investigación han puesto este jueves en marcha el Proyecto Victoria, que desarrollará el primer carril de carga eléctrica por inducción dinámica de España,...
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The Growth of European Venture Philanthropy (SSIR)

The Growth of European Venture Philanthropy (SSIR) | Social Impact and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Growing numbers of foundations, government agencies, and corporations in Europe are adopting venture philanthropy practices.
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