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Unlocking the potential of emerging-market cities - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Globalization

Unlocking the potential of emerging-market cities - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Globalization | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Most companies still take a national or regional view when allocating resources for global growth. They should shift their focus to fast-growing cities. A McKinsey Quarterly Strategy article.
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The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement

The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
How the company's North American division cut emissions by 80%.
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21 social enterprise firms compete for Rs.5 crore awards - Newstrack India

21 social enterprise firms compete for Rs.5 crore awards - Newstrack India | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
21 social enterprise firms compete for Rs.5 crore awards Newstrack India Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Twenty-one companies will compete for the Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards, which offers funding of Rs.5 crore to firms working for social welfare in...
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Faith-Based Social Enterprise-Addressing Poverty - Christian Post (blog)

Faith-Based Social Enterprise-Addressing Poverty - Christian Post (blog) | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Christian Post (blog) Faith-Based Social Enterprise-Addressing Poverty Christian Post (blog) Most likely there are many of you who have never heard of "Faith-Based Social Enterprise". With this in mind , let me explain what it is and what it does.
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SIX REASONS WHY IMPACT INVESTING NEEDS AN INDEX

SIX REASONS WHY IMPACT INVESTING NEEDS AN INDEX | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
 Investment loves an index.Investment flows are encouraged, cultivated, guided by an index.Investment loves more data and more transparency generally of course but in an investment environment ther...
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Government Leads the Way toward Leaner, Greener US Economy, Society

Government Leads the Way toward Leaner, Greener US Economy, Society | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
The Interior Dept. released its "2012 Sustainability Performance Plan," highlighting efforts toward a cleaner, more efficient federal government.
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Twitter / techreview: Smarter Wind Turbines

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Business Can't Solve the World's Problems — But Capitalism Can

Business Can't Solve the World's Problems — But Capitalism Can | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
By inextricably linking business and capitalism, we dangerously limit the capacity of non-business organizations to innovate, fund, and bring to scale breakthrough ideas that could change the world.
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Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
New funding models are about to revolutionize the social sector.
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Funding a Social Innovation Startup, Part 2 | Blog | Social Finance

Funding a Social Innovation Startup, Part 2 | Blog | Social Finance | Impact Investing Daily News | 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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Closing the Pioneer Gap « Acumen Fund Blog

Closing the Pioneer Gap « Acumen Fund Blog | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it

The report has been widely discussed and debated within impact investing circles (including being the opening topic at SOCAP 2012 this October), but we wanted to bring these ideas to a wider audience. To that end, we recently published “Closing the Pioneer Gap” in the Winter 2013 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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MIT Press Journals - Impact Investing : Frontier Stories - Wayne Silby of Calvert Funds

MIT Press Journals - Impact Investing : Frontier Stories - Wayne Silby of Calvert Funds | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
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Impact Investing: Poised For Growth

Impact Investing: Poised For Growth | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Impact investing, which aims to deliver a measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return, has been experiencing strong growth and consequently gaining the attention of professional investors and high-...
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Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012 | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy, innovation at Unilever and Nike, and the rise of green arithmetic.
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Social Enterprise Week to shape future of social enterprise in MENA ...

Social Enterprise Week to shape future of social enterprise in MENA ... | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Social Enterprise Week (SEW 2013), a campaign organized for the first time in the MENA region to promote events and activities towards social entrepreneurship, announces a series of events to be held in different locations, ...
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Livelihoods Fund Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change - Justmeans

Livelihoods Fund Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change - Justmeans | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Justmeans Livelihoods Fund Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change Justmeans I love being a staff writer for 3BL Media/Justmeans on topics - Social Innovation, Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs.
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21 Ventures Shortlisted for the Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards ...

21 Ventures Shortlisted for the Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards ... | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
There will be 21 social enterprises competing for this year's Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards.
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Abraaj scouts for Africa healthcare deals after Uganda buy

DUBAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Abraaj Capital is scouting formore acquisitions in Africa's healthcare industry, a seniorexecutive said on Wednesday, after the emerging markets privateequity firm invested
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Are Social Entrepreneurs Failing to Fail?

Are Social Entrepreneurs Failing to Fail? | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs hate admitting failure. None of us brags about our failures unless we can spin them (hide them?) with a triumphant social-entrepreneur-overcomes-adversity success story. I'm as guilty as anyone.
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Japan Banks Follow Goldman to $19 Billion Solar Market

Japan Banks Follow Goldman to $19 Billion Solar Market | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
Japan’s biggest banks are following Goldman Sachs Group Inc. into domestic solar-power projects, anticipating an eightfold increase for investments in the industry.
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Where Are the Ray Krocs of the Social Sector?

Where Are the Ray Krocs of the Social Sector? | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
How to bring the franchise model to social enterprise.
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The Trick to Social Entrepreneurship? Focus on Financials - BostInno (blog)

The Trick to Social Entrepreneurship? Focus on Financials - BostInno (blog) | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
The Trick to Social Entrepreneurship? Focus on Financials
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No one thinks social enterprises–businesses that prioritize a positive impact on the world–are easy. But they're even harder than most people think.
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Some great visuals in this article from BostInno.

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Roundtable on Impact Investing (SSIR)

Roundtable on Impact Investing (SSIR) | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
A group of social innovation leaders from around the world discuss impact investing and how to make it more effective.
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RBC chief adamant social finance is investment opportunity | C-Suite | Executive | Financial Post

RBC chief adamant social finance is investment opportunity | C-Suite | Executive | Financial Post | Impact Investing Daily News | Scoop.it
RBC President and CEO Gord Nixon is convinced that giving money to socially oriented companies is more than just clever philanthropy.
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When Investing Has an Impact

In late 2010, four highly-paid (INSEAD MBA) financiers walked away from lucrative jobs and set up a private equity company to prove that creative and equitable investment can change the world. They call it “responsible capitalism”, another flavor of Impact Investing.

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