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Meet the global funder that is investing millions of dollars in African startups

Meet the global funder that is investing millions of dollars in African startups | Business model design | Scoop.it
Here's why this global funder is investing millions in Africa's entrepreneurs: Omidyar Network’s Charmaine Padayachy on backing startups that are unashamedly African and the continent's Achilles heel when it comes to investing in SMEs
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G20 leaders launch global partnership and website to help advance inclusive business

G20 leaders launch global partnership and website to help advance inclusive business | Business model design | Scoop.it
The G20 officially launched the Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) today in Nanjing, China.
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An Outcomes Mindset for Systemic Impact (SSIR)

An Outcomes Mindset for Systemic Impact (SSIR) | Business model design | Scoop.it
To achieve broad social impact, we need systemic solutions. This requires government to lead with an outcomes-focused approach that embraces data and technology, aligns financial incentives, learns from policy failures and successes, and acts on new knowledge about what works.

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Impact investing meets smallholder agriculture

Impact investing meets smallholder agriculture | Business model design | Scoop.it

With the goal of sustainable development in mind, how do we invest in small farmers while managing risk to capital?


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Impact Investing: What Will It Take to Get to Scale?

Impact Investing: What Will It Take to Get to Scale? | Business model design | Scoop.it
By Fran Seegull The world is rapidly changing. Global population has reached 7.3 billion and is predicted to increase to 9 billion by 2050. Eighty percent of th

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Warren Buffett's Grandson Ties Profit To Purpose, Starts Investment Company Focused On Social Change

Warren Buffett's Grandson Ties Profit To Purpose, Starts Investment Company Focused On Social Change | Business model design | Scoop.it
"It's just not enough to only be 'less bad,' but it is essential to be 'actively good.'"

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Measuring Social Return on Investment Before You Invest (SSIR)

Measuring Social Return on Investment Before You Invest (SSIR) | Business model design | Scoop.it
Using a social return on investment framework, organizations can estimate the future impact, cost, and scale of programs before they begin, and allocate resources for greater impact.

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A SSIR article that discusses the relevance of using SROI measurement logic as a pre-investment decision tool... Quite relevant indeed !

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Impact Investing's Newest Champion -- the Millennial

Impact Investing's Newest Champion -- the Millennial | Business model design | Scoop.it
The reality is that there are many in the financial markets and social sector who firmly believe that Millennials are critical stakeholders who will unleash impact investing's true potential within the next two decades.

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Reaching the Rich World’s Poorest Consumers

Reaching the Rich World’s Poorest Consumers | Business model design | Scoop.it

Five leading companies have adapted nonprofit business models to serve the bottom of the pyramid in France.


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A must read article to understand what Social Business is all about...

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When Funders Move On (SSIR)

When Funders Move On (SSIR) | Business model design | Scoop.it

Donors and nonprofits need to learn more about how to help program participants keep progressing after the support ends.


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Driving sustainable long term impact goes much beyond project funding : it's all about long term co-development with stakeholders

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5 Indian Bottom of Pyramid-focussed tech startups you should meet

5 Indian Bottom of Pyramid-focussed tech startups you should meet | Business model design | Scoop.it

A few entrepreneurs in India are striving to uplift the BoP segment by providing low cost irrigation, healthcare and learning products


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Simple BoP initiatives that inspire...

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M-Pesa And The Secret Of Mobile Payments - PYMNTS.com

M-Pesa And The Secret Of Mobile Payments - PYMNTS.com | Business model design | Scoop.it

Mobile payments have been described in many ways in the developed world - innovative, game-changing, the next big thing and (among the more cynical) the great


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To Be An Inclusive Business, Forget Business School Lessons on Strategy

To Be An Inclusive Business, Forget Business School Lessons on Strategy | Business model design | Scoop.it

Under-investment in inclusive growth can pose a challenge to growth itself. Most citizens in developing economies do not have access to products and services we take for granted in the industrialized world.


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This is how to add $6.7 trillion to the global economy

This is how to add $6.7 trillion to the global economy | Business model design | Scoop.it
The global economy would be boosted and hundreds of millions of people lifted out of poverty if everyone had internet access.
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Social impact of exponential technologies: Corporate social responsibility 2.0

Social impact of exponential technologies: Corporate social responsibility 2.0 | Business model design | Scoop.it
With great power comes great responsibility—and disruptive technologies are potentially some of the most powerful forces in the business world today. How can CIOs help businesses use exponential technologies to drive transformative change and positive social impact?

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Untangling Misconceptions about Blended Finance

Untangling Misconceptions about Blended Finance | Business model design | Scoop.it
  Now that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been adopted, governments are confronting the question of how to pay for the enormous investments — especially in infrastructure — required

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In Latin America, Leaders Begin to Catch Up with Impact Investment Activity | Impact AlphaImpact Alpha

In Latin America, Leaders Begin to Catch Up with Impact Investment Activity | Impact AlphaImpact Alpha | Business model design | Scoop.it
Latin America's homegrown community of impact investors will get an assist from two visitors this week. First up is Pope Francis, who has called for markets to better serve the basic interests of people.

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The Future of Cities Depends on Innovative Financing

The Future of Cities Depends on Innovative Financing | Business model design | Scoop.it
Social impact bonds encourage skeptical investors.

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Smarter, Creative Philanthropy for a Complex World

Smarter, Creative Philanthropy for a Complex World | Business model design | Scoop.it
Within portfolios, philanthropy can reward more entrepreneurial approaches to public-private partnerships, cutting-edge technology, cross-sector data and civic engagement. And it can leverage a modern toolkit, including social impact bonds and other innovative financing mechanisms, impact investing and outcome-focused partnerships with civil society, government and industry.

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Using Design Thinking to Eradicate Poverty Creation (SSIR)

Using Design Thinking to Eradicate Poverty Creation (SSIR) | Business model design | Scoop.it
We need to ratchet up from targeted innovation and apply design-thinking principles to one of the biggest social issues of our time: global poverty itself.

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Impact measurement in impact investing | Nesta

Impact measurement in impact investing | Nesta | Business model design | Scoop.it
What Nesta Impact Investments has learnt from trying to implement evidence and evaluation works with its portfolio of investees

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How Social Impact Investing Works - Investopedia

How Social Impact Investing Works - Investopedia | Business model design | Scoop.it

Social impact investing is changing the way investors and the government effect change, delivering quantifiable results and financial returns.


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Socially Responsible Supply Chains Create Triple Advantage: Increased Revenue, Reduced Cost and Greater Brand Value

Socially Responsible Supply Chains Create Triple Advantage: Increased Revenue, Reduced Cost and Greater Brand Value | Business model design | Scoop.it

Socially Responsible Supply Chains Create Triple Advantage: Increased Revenue, Reduced Cost and Greater Brand Value


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SRI drives multiple sources of value : higher revenues, lower costs and stronger customer relations !

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More Resources, More Co-Investors, More Impact (SSIR)

More Resources, More Co-Investors, More Impact (SSIR) | Business model design | Scoop.it

The president and CEO of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation elaborates on the vital role growth capital aggregation plays.


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Why Asset Management Traditionalists Are Missing Out by Not Prioritizing ESG ... - Huffington Post

Why Asset Management Traditionalists Are Missing Out by Not Prioritizing ESG ... - Huffington Post | Business model design | Scoop.it

Until recently, sustainable investing has been regarded, at least in North America, as a niche investment strategy. Mainstream asset managers were often skeptical of it, primarily for perceived performance reasons....


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