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Ethiopia's Journey From Poverty to Prosperity: allAfrica.com

Ethiopia's Journey From Poverty to Prosperity: allAfrica.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

The walia is a species of ibex found only in northern Ethiopia. Some 40 years ago, with fewer than 200 left, the walia was in danger of extinction. It remains an endangered species, but through conservation measures, numbers are increasing. Things are getting better.

The development of the walia's home country - Ethiopia - is even most robust. As leaders from around the world gather in Cape Town, South Africa, for the World Economic Forum on Africa, they will be talking not about the wali but about countries like Ethiopia, and comparing notes on the challenges and opportunities they represent.

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How VR and AR Could Transform the Health Sector ·

How VR and AR Could Transform the Health Sector · | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) allow users to behave how they would in the real world.  Both technologies have the potential to create new applications that support the training
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A New $500 Million Digital Fund Hopes to Transform Lives in the Developing World - VICE

A New $500 Million Digital Fund Hopes to Transform Lives in the Developing World - VICE | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A new incubator hub will help give a ton of money to underserved communities by investing in education, economic growth and clean energy.
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What's Driving Growth in Sustainable Investing?

What's Driving Growth in Sustainable Investing? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The financial crisis, climate change, and a desire to have an impact have been key catalysts to increased interest in sustainability, says Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing CEO Lisa Woll.
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SDG Investing —

SDG Investing — | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This report, which was commissioned by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN-DESA), seeks to contribute to the ongoing and expanding discussion on how to increase and optimize the involvement of the private sector in financing sustainable development.
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The Predicament of Strategic Philanthropy

The Predicament of Strategic Philanthropy | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This article was originally published on India Development Review. You can read the original here. Strategi
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A Landmark Moment for Pay for Success – Social Finance –

Earlier this month, Congress passed bipartisan legislation that has significant implications for the Pay for Success (PFS) movement. As part of the budget agreement, Congress has allocated nearly…
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More Governments Are Turning To Impact Bonds–But Do They Deliver?

More Governments Are Turning To Impact Bonds–But Do They Deliver? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Connecticut has a social impact bond (SIB) to help the kids of opioid-addicted parents. Massachusetts uses the same financial mechanism to help immigrants assimilate to the U.S. workforce. In Rajasthan, India, a coalition of banks and foundations is funding the world’s first “healthcare development impact bond,” hoping to reduce infant mortality. Social impact bonds are not bonds in …
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Collaboration for Impact: A Conversation | Blog | BSR

Collaboration for Impact: A Conversation | Blog | BSR | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This is the first in a series of interviews on how the private sector contributes to sustainable development through collaboration.
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Blog | HumanProgress.org

Blog | HumanProgress.org | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Private philanthropy can be used to help people escape generational cycles of poverty and welfare-dependency, and make their way in the free enterprise economy.
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Japan should utilise dormant bank accounts for 'impact investment', says GSG chief

Japan should utilise dormant bank accounts for 'impact investment', says GSG chief | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Laws covering Japanese utilization of dormant account funds for social causes were enacted in December 2016 and will come into effect by mid-2018.
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Small Data for Big Impact | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Small Data for Big Impact | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Small data can transform opportunities and quality of life for underserved communities, and help address the biases of big data.
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Overheard at The Economist’s New York impact investing event

Overheard at The Economist’s New York impact investing event. Headliners at the magazine’s second annual gathering seemed to find their voice in rebutting stubborn assumptions.
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More Governments Are Turning To Impact Bonds–But Do They Deliver?

More Governments Are Turning To Impact Bonds–But Do They Deliver? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
As the first wave of these pay-for-success contracts come to fruition, what can we learn about mixing government services and private-sector innovations?
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Abraaj Investment Management founder steps down, replaced by 2 co-CEOs

Abraaj Investment Management founder steps down, replaced by 2 co-CEOs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Omar Lodhi and Selcuk Yorgancioglu were named co-CEOs of Abraaj Investment Management, replacing founder Arif Naqvi.
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Why Omidyar Network Invested  in the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

Why Omidyar Network Invested  in the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Is impact investing reaching a tipping point? Multiple signs point to growing momentum. First, more investors are deploying more capital towards impact. The Global Sustainable Investing Alliance reports nearly $23 trillion of assetsbeing managed under socially responsible investment strategies globally. And the 200+ impact investors reporting to the GIIN’s annual survey have more than $114 billion worth of impact investing …
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Sonnenfeld: For Larry Fink, Guns Are Time To Back Up Tough Talk On CSR

Sonnenfeld: For Larry Fink, Guns Are Time To Back Up Tough Talk On CSR | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The fact that BlackRock is one of the country's biggest investors in publicly-traded gun manufacturers leaves CEO Larry Fink facing a complex situation.
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Clean Energy Stocks Outperform Oil And Gas

Clean Energy Stocks Outperform Oil And Gas | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Green energy stocks saw tremendous gains over the past 18 months, significantly outperforming the oil and gas industry
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The 2018 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies by Sector: Social Good

The 2018 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies by Sector: Social Good | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Our annual guide to the businesses that matter the most
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KKR joins impact investing push | PitchBook News

KKR joins impact investing push | PitchBook News | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
KKR has reportedly registered a global impact fund, which would be the firm's first vehicle dedicated to impact investing. Bain Capital and TPG Capital are among the other privat
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Sustainable Investing - Doing Well By Doing Good | UBS Together

Sustainable Investing - Doing Well By Doing Good | UBS Together | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Supporting a positive social or environmental impact, whilst achieving compelling financial returns, is at the heart of sustainable investing, as well as a cornerstone of our business. Find out how UBS is working towards socially responsible initiatives in order to develop a more sustainable world here.
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Goodwell raises €20 million feeder fund for African impact investing

The €20 million ($24.5 million) raised from private investors is the anchor investment for its €100 million uMunthu fund, launched last year to invest in high-impact companies in Africa. “We’ve found…
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Access to financing | Barclays Citizenship | Barclays

We will increase access to funding solutions for areas. We will also build an impact investing proposition and aim to grow our Green Bond Treasury portfolio
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How would an Impact Investment Portfolio look like if it was focused on Health instead of on…

Sustainable Development Goal №3: Good health and well being. “No amount of medicine, vaccines and biotech will cure a sick society with a sickening environment, but if we have a healthy society and a…
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When Blended Finance meets Impact Investing – OECD showcases managed MIFA-Fund

When Blended Finance meets Impact Investing – OECD showcases  managed MIFA-Fund | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
On January 29, 2018 the OECD held a conference in Paris on “Private Finance for Sustainable Development”, highlighting the important role private finance plays in achieving the goals set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. The conference brought together leading actors from policy and practice on Blended Finance, Social Impact …
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Watch For These 3 Corporate Social Impact Trends In 2018

Watch For These 3 Corporate Social Impact Trends In 2018 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Top social impact agency professionals weigh in with predictions for brand purpose initiatives in 2018. Three of the trends focused on the importance of companies taking visible and strong stands on socio-political issues. But watch out! There are risks to taking a stand. Our experts share tips.
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