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TriLinc Global Impact Fund Reports Latest Quarterly Investment and Impact Results

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Reports Latest Quarterly Investment and Impact Results | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
TriLinc Global Impact Fund (“TriLinc” or the “Company”) reported the financial and impact results of its investment activities as of March 31, 2014. T...
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Serving the base of the pyramid: five tips from emerging-market experts - The Guardian

Serving the base of the pyramid: five tips from emerging-market experts - The Guardian | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
The Guardian Serving the base of the pyramid: five tips from emerging-market experts The Guardian Base of the pyramid expert panel Mark Milstein, left top, Mark Martin, Andrés Peñate, Rahul Barua and Marc Gunther, bottom, discussed the base of the...
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UBS Optimus Foundation doubles social impact investment in India to CHF 1.7 ... - Bobsguide (press release)

UBS Optimus Foundation doubles social impact investment in India to CHF 1.7 ... - Bobsguide (press release) | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
UBS Optimus Foundation doubles social impact investment in India to CHF 1.7 ...
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UBS Optimus Foundation announced it has doubled its investments related to social impact projects in India to CHF 1.7 million.
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Inclusive growth? Think self interest! - Philippine Star

Inclusive growth? Think self interest! - Philippine Star | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Inclusive growth? Think self interest!
Philippine Star
It must surely be within the power of these top business leaders to stop such activities if they really wanted to.
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Australia to Help Drive Global Market for Social Investment - Pro Bono Australia

Australia to Help Drive Global Market for Social Investment - Pro Bono Australia | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Australia to Help Drive Global Market for Social Investment Pro Bono Australia Sir Ronald Cohen, a global leader in venture capital, is in Australia this week to promote the work of the international Social Impact Investment Taskforce established...
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Improving access to basic services through social entrepreneurship

Improving access to basic services through social entrepreneurship | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from an article i wrote for Economic Times recently.
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Creba wants socialized housing quota eased

Creba wants socialized housing quota eased | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations Inc. (Creba) wants to lower the requirement for socialized housing to a more “realistic and feasible” quota, as part of the amendments being made on the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA).
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IFC Global Consumption Database - Next 4 billion data revisited

A market of $5 trillion per yearThe roughly 4.5 billion low-income people in developing countries collectively spend more than $5 trillion a year (in $PPP 2005). Indeed, the lower consumption segments spend more than the middle and higher consumption segments combined. They spend $2.3 trillion a year on food and beverages alone.

 

The Global Consumption Database is a one-stop source of data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. It is designed to serve a wide range of users—from researchers seeking data for analytical studies to businesses seeking a better understanding of the markets into which they are expanding or those they are already serving.

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Module 1: Introduction to Inclusive Business and Innovation

Instructor: Christina Gradl, Endeva Inclusive businesses require targeted approaches because the market environment of slums and villages is very different from mainstream markets. To develop...
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Aquino sets eyes on keeping ‘near poor’ away from poverty

Aquino sets eyes on keeping ‘near poor’ away from poverty | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Manila, Philippines — President Aquino has vowed to sustain the country’s economic momentum and promote inclusive growth, particularly focusing on pushing the “near poor” away from the poverty line this year.
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Firms Invest £7bn in Social Programs but Impact 'Unclear'

Firms Invest £7bn in Social Programs but Impact 'Unclear' | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
A report has found that the impact of social investments is unclear, despite huge investment (The impact of companies investing over billions of pounds in social programs is 'unclear' http://t.co/7rNEbrWkCE)...
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Positive business works at the base of the pyramid

Positive business works at the base of the pyramid | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —For the world's poor in developing countries, income isn't the only factor that affects buying decisions, a University of Michigan professor says. (Positive business works at the base of the pyramid.
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Size Matters – Why Small Farms and Big Waste Are Creating Huge Opportunity in Indian Agriculture

Size Matters – Why Small Farms and Big Waste Are Creating Huge Opportunity in Indian Agriculture | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Unitus Seed Fund is venture capital seeking seed stage investments into disruptive innovations that can scale to impact at least 100,000 families in 5 years.
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Ayala Corp. is now in the business of education: High school at P64 a day 

Ayala Corp. is now in the business of education: High school at P64 a day  | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Ayala Corp. has embarked on a new business venture, boasting that families would spend a mere P64 a day to send a teenager off to high school.  (RT @hpatrinos: High school at $1.50 a day in the Philippines: Ayala Corp.
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The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
By Zaid Hassan
The Social Labs Revolution reports and builds on a decade of practical experiments in addressing social challenges that are complex in nature.
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Financial inclusion: Cornerstone of sustainable growth in Asia

Financial inclusion: Cornerstone of sustainable growth in Asia | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Only when we see the poorest members of urban and rural societies adopt financial services can we claim any success in creating a better and more inclusive world
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Senate bill to exempt sari-sari store owners, tricycle drivers from taxes

Senate bill to exempt sari-sari store owners, tricycle drivers from taxes | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

MANILA, Philippines — Farmers, fishermen, tricycle drivers and small sari-sari store owners have found an ally in Sen. Bam Aquino who has filed a bill exempting marginal income earners (MIEs) from payment of income tax.

Aquino said MIEs or self-employed individuals who have an income not more than P150,000 annually should be spared from paying income tax just like minimum wage earners.

"Granting income tax exemption to minimum wage earners while subjecting our small businessmen to income tax is contrary to the mandate of the Constitution, there being no substantial distinction between them in terms of earning capacity," said Aquino, author of Senate Bill 2227.

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House approves bill on socialized housing program

House approves bill on socialized housing program | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill making it mandatory for condominium developers to participate in the government socialized housing program. The House Com...
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This bill will actually decrease the number of required socialized housing units built as the reduction from 20% to 15% obligation from subdivisions is not made up by the new 5% from condo developers.- Net loss: 9% less socialized houses built

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Demystifying social enterprise and inclusive business

Demystifying social enterprise and inclusive business | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Alexa Roscoe believes inclusive business is the future. She says let’s make sure we define it well. (Social enterprise vs social intrapreneurship vs inclusive business. What's the difference?
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Unitus Seed Fund invests in mobile-based auto rikshaw booking service mGaadi | Techcircle.in - India startup news, internet, mobile, e-commerce, software, online businesses, technology news, funding

Unitus Seed Fund invests in mobile-based auto rikshaw booking service mGaadi | Techcircle.in - India startup news, internet, mobile, e-commerce, software, online businesses, technology news, funding | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Seed-stage impact investment firm Unitus Seed Fund has led an equity investment in Bangalore-based India Drivers Network Services Pvt Ltd, the company behind the mobile-based auto rickshaw booking service mGaadi.
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Exploring inclusive business solutions in emerging markets: Global Consumption Database launched by the World Bank Group - WBCSD Inclusive Business

Exploring inclusive business solutions in emerging markets: Global Consumption Database launched by the World Bank Group - WBCSD Inclusive Business | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Companies seeking to expand in emerging markets increasingly see the 4.5 billion people at the so-called base of the economic pyramid (BOP) as potentially important customers, diverse new sources of supply, and strategic distribution and retail...
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Inclusive Business in the Philippines: harvesting the low-hanging fruits for now

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IMPACT² conference | Social Innovation Europe

IMPACT² conference | Social Innovation Europe | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurship and impact investing are the topics of this year’s IMPACT2 #conference. Paris, May 21. http://t.co/eyQJXfOCEd
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The business case for Base of the Pyramid sanitation

The business case for Base of the Pyramid sanitation | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
The Sanitation Business Matchmaking Estafetta initiative has published a guide to business opportunities for sanitation in small towns and peri-urban areas in upcoming economies. The sanitation sec...
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Social Impact Investment & Supportive Housing: A Promising Solution

Social Impact Investment & Supportive Housing: A Promising Solution | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Lack of upfront funding is often a barrier for an investment in supportive housing by state and local governments even though we know it offers a solution that both more efficiently uses limited resources and delivers improved outcomes,...
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Markus Dietrich is an inclusive business and renewable energy specialist with extensive experience in consulting, research and project development on base of the pyramid (BoP) and renewable energy. He is also an organic egg farmer.