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Institute for sustainable enterprise takes off

Institute for sustainable enterprise takes off | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

An innovative concept to promote green technology and support entrepreneurs to build a sustainable business on this much needed space has taken shape in Bangalore. Indian Institute for Sustainable Enterprise ( IISE), promoted by some well known global and Indian personalities has kicked off its operations and is set to launch its post-graduate certificate programme in sustainable enterprise shortly.

A key member of this institute is Stuart L Hart, a senior professor at Cornell University and better known as the one who co-authored the seminal - ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ along with globally renowned management guru C K Prahalad. Partnering him are Bangalore-based entrepreneur Premchandra Sagar, who runs the Dayanand Sagar Group of Institutions, Shekar Narsimhan, a US-based serial entrepreneur and investment banker and former well-known bureaucrat from Bangalore K S Jairaj.

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Addressing Recidivism in the Golden State through Pay for Success

Addressing Recidivism in the Golden State through Pay for Success | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
At the beginning of this month, we launched with our partners the Ventura County Project to Support Reentry. This is the nation’s 20th Pay for Success initiative and the eighth focused on recidivism…
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The 10 Impact Investing Startups Trying to Better Our World

The 10 Impact Investing Startups Trying to Better Our World | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In a world where most startups are busy elevating the luxuries of people, there are still few of them trying to solve important problems and make our world a better place again.
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Impact Investing Is Being Democratized—and Marginalized Communities Are Benefiting (SSIR)

Impact Investing Is Being Democratized—and Marginalized Communities Are Benefiting (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The first comprehensive snapshot of community investing in the United States points to increased diversity and inclusion for startup funding. Foundations and impact investors should pay attention.
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Impact Investing: Aligning Capital with the Conservation of Nature | GreenMoney Journal

Impact Investing: Aligning Capital with the Conservation of Nature | GreenMoney Journal | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
>> Back to Most Read Today’s environmental challenges are bigger than ever. And a rapidly growing population coupled with climate change will only exacerbate current threats. Big challenges like these will require bold solutions.
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Marginalized Returns (SSIR)

Marginalized Returns (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investing has been seduced by a false narrative of combining social impact with financial gains.
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UN Partners with Private Sector Actors to Advance SDGs | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

UN Partners with Private Sector Actors to Advance SDGs | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A report from the UN Secretary-General outlines recommendations for facilitating a stronger system-wide approach to partnerships that will enhance the impact of collaboration with the private sector and accelerate progress in realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs. The UN aims to accelerate more private sector capital that deliberately supports the SDGs, by exploring ways to help unlock trillions of dollars in private sector finance, said a UNDP official.
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How innovation in government can help break trade-offs and improve services

How innovation in government can help break trade-offs and improve services | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
​Trade-offs abound in government. A common debate is whether the value of regulatory protections offsets the accompanying burdens on businesses and citizens. But what if emerging technologies and new techniques could help break these trade-offs?
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Advisers ignore 'responsible investing' at their own risk

Advisers ignore 'responsible investing' at their own risk | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Women, millennials and those worth at least $10 million are the biggest fans of SRI or ESG strategies, says Nuveen's Marcus Valesco.
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Bringing the Last Decade of Impact Investing to Life: An Interactive Timeline

Bringing the Last Decade of Impact Investing to Life: An Interactive Timeline | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
To celebrate the growth of Impact Investing, the Case Foundation built an interactive timeline to showcase the field's last decade of milestones.
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Community Land Conflicts: How Local Land Disputes Affect Private Sector Investments and Development Projects | Land Portal

Community Land Conflicts: How Local Land Disputes Affect Private Sector Investments and Development Projects | Land Portal | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, a spike in demand for agricultural land in developing countries has generated a great deal of political and media attention. While many investments bring opportunities for local communities, some have wrongfully pushed residents and workers off their lands or have caused...
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GIIN Perspectives: Evidence on the Financial Performance of Impact Investments

GIIN Perspectives: Evidence on the Financial Performance of Impact Investments | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

he GIIN’s report, GIIN Perspectives: Evidence on the Financial Performance of Impact Investments, provides investors with a comprehensive review of available research to date on the financial performance of impact investments. The report evaluates over a dozen studies—produced by a wide range of organizations—on the financial performance of investments in three common asset classes in impact investing: private equity, private debt, and real assets, as well as individual investor portfolios allocated across asset classes.

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Impact investing: Asia’s ultra-rich keen but cautious

Impact investing: Asia’s ultra-rich keen but cautious | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
About 56% of the HNWIs and UHNWIs in Asia were yet to make a single impact investment
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The pocket guide to impact investing financial performance

The pocket guide to impact investing financial performance | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Like you, we get a pile of white papers on impact investing. Unlike you (understandably), we try to read them! So we’re grateful to the Global Impact Investing Network for a handy cheat sheet of the…
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Impact Investing: An Introduction

Impact Investing: An Introduction | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This guide acts as an introduction to impact investing. To begin developing and implementing your impact investing strategy, we encourage you to read our accompanying guide Impact Investing: Strategy and Action.
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Investing for Impact

Investing for Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This report is designed to be an educational resource for USAID staff and development practitioners interested in learning more about recent trends and non-traditional approaches to financing global health.
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How pay for success can support workforce development and integrated career pathway models

How pay for success can support workforce development and integrated career pathway models | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The pay for success model can support federal funding for workforce development, which has declined over the past two decades.
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What can impact due diligence tools do for you? –

What can impact due diligence tools do for you? – | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A vocal minority of impact investing practitioners have long espoused that impact measurement is a waste of time and resources because it distracts investors from their primary objective: to support…
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Donor Advised Funds: A Practitioner's Guide to Social Impact Investing

Donor Advised Funds: A Practitioner's Guide to Social Impact Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are an increasingly common method of global philanthropic giving, with more than $80bn in assets under management in the US.
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The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

SRI Basics What is sustainable, responsible and impact investing? Sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal...
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Co-Impact

Co-Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A global collaborative for systems change, focused on improving the lives of millions of people around the world.
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$70 Trillion Investment Pool Goes Greener | World Resources Institute

$70 Trillion Investment Pool Goes Greener | World Resources Institute | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Something very important is happening in global finance: the $70 trillion in institutional investment pools is turning a little greener.
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Building a Canadian Social Finance Fund (SSIR)

Building a Canadian Social Finance Fund (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Government and its partners can achieve transformative change by taking a big leap.
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The Morning Risk Report: U.K. Raises Game on Social Impact Investing

The Morning Risk Report: U.K. Raises Game on Social Impact Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As the U.K. embarks on a review of its corporate governance code, regulators and legislators will take the opportunity to push for companies to demonstrate their contribution to the greater good.
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Lombard Odier survey shows Asia’s young HNWI and UHNWI ready to Gear their portfolios for Impact

Lombard Odier survey shows Asia’s young HNWI and UHNWI ready to Gear their portfolios for Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
<p>An Impact Investment survey by Lombard Odier of next generation High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) in Asia found that almost all (98%) of those who participated were looking to increase their allocations to Impact Investments, with 3% of these seeking to make 100% of their portfolio impact-driven</p>
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These are the most valuable fintech companies in America

These are the most valuable fintech companies in America | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Fintech companies in the U.S. have raised $3.5 billion in the first half of 2017 according to KPMG, and 13 fintech companies in the U.S. have valuations of more than $1 billion.
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