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How corporate support programmes are supporting social enterprises

How corporate support programmes are supporting social enterprises | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Linking social ventures with potential overseas franchisees? Check. Helping social enterprises bring in specialist overseas tradesmen using their immigration teams? Check. The results from the first year of corporate social enterprise support programmes seems promising.

While some believe that such programmes, run by the likes of Deloitte,Santander, Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs, focus on social enterprises that are already doing well, attitudes appear to be softening. From those we interviewed at random, there is a genuine sense that these programmes are welcome in the current climate and can offer some impressive help.

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Investors can help save the planet. Here’s how – World Economic Forum –

Climate change is something that is already tangible today as we see more extreme weather events across the world. The four warmest years on record globally have occurred in the past four years and…
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BlackRock makes impact a necessity for companies, India’s fintech rush, China pushes toward…

Larry Fink flips social impact from a luxury to a necessity for every company. The chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with $6 trillion under management, served notice on…
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Paying for social outcomes: A review of the global impact bond market in 2017

Paying for social outcomes: A review of the global impact bond market in 2017 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
2017 was an exciting year for social and development impact bonds around the globe, with 32 new contracts signed. This brings the total up to 108 contracted impact bonds globally, along with many m…
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CalPERS examines adopting SDGs

CalPERS examines adopting SDGs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The $357 billion pension plan will examine aligning its portfolio with the UN's SDGs, which would give the fund's ESG engagement a more keen focus on social
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Digital Currencies and Blockchain in the Social Sector (SSIR)

Digital Currencies and Blockchain in the Social Sector (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How decentralized technologies are transforming philanthropy and NGO work.
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Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids

Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Sustainability is the next frontier of activist investing.
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Doing well by doing good 2018: Bigger strides for sustainable investing

Doing well by doing  good 2018: Bigger strides for sustainable investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This year saw more governments and businesses put the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of their development plans.
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Aavishkaar-Intellecap's Vineet Rai: The forester who turned financier

Aavishkaar-Intellecap's Vineet Rai: The forester who turned financier | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Vineet Rai went from chasing elephants in the jungles of Odisha to setting up impact investment firm Aavishkaar-Intellecap that today has ₹3,800 crore in assets under management
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This New Blockchain Protocol Wants To Create Accountability For Social Impact

This New Blockchain Protocol Wants To Create Accountability For Social Impact | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
impact investors pour money into social and environmentally focused businesses and projects, a nagging question often hovers over their efforts: Is the capital
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Meet The VC Firm Pioneering A New Model For Inclusive Investing

Meet The VC Firm Pioneering A New Model For Inclusive Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Today, startup founders have access to more capital in more forms than ever before, and many are looking for more than just a check. NextGen Venture Partners is pioneering a new model to bring a service-oriented approach to venture funding, and is working to move the needle in inclusive investing.
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MSCI links ESG with stronger asset growth

MSCI links ESG with stronger asset growth | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Integrating ESG factors into investment decisions might help money managers gain assets under management.
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Why today’s challenges demand more inclusive growth, guided by purpose

Why today’s challenges demand more inclusive growth, guided by purpose | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Business has always focused on creating profits, but many organizations now want to play a bigger role in solving social problems.
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How Blended Finance Can Help Global Fisheries Recover

How Blended Finance Can Help Global Fisheries Recover | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Most of the world’s wild fisheries are under-performing biologically and economically. But unlike other difficult conservation challenges, we already have most of the tools at our disposal to solve these problems. What we are often lacking is money, technical expertise, and political will.
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Global goals, country plans: How Achim Steiner is making SDGs investable (video)

ESG and Impact Investing News by Robert Rubinstein
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Rediscovering Social Innovation (SSIR)

Rediscovering Social Innovation (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurship and social enterprise have become popular rallying points for those trying to improve the world. These two notions are positive ones, but neither is adequate when it comes to understanding and creating social change in all of its manifestations. The authors make the case that social innovation is a better vehicle for doing this. They also explain why most of today's innovative social solutions cut across the traditional boundaries separating nonprofits, government, and for-profit businesses.
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A New Impact Investing Model for Education (SSIR)

A New Impact Investing Model for Education (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
School entrepreneurs in India have a new option, with loans that encourage better test scores.
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Trending: Blackrock, Citi Respond to Turning Tide by Embracing Social Responsibility

Trending: Blackrock, Citi Respond to Turning Tide by Embracing Social Responsibility | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Environmental and social issues are increasingly being used to shape business practice as companies recognize the link between strong ESG performance and profit. But for those that continue to put up resistance, investors and financial institutions are playing an important role in driving change. Case in point: BlackRock CEO Larry Fink has sent a letter to CEOs of the world’s largest companies to start accounting for the societal impact of their companies — or else, while Citi has committed to closing the gender and ethnicity wage gap in response to shareholder concerns.
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Social impact bond initiative launches to reduce number of children in care

Social impact bond initiative launches to reduce number of children in care | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Read Social impact bond initiative launches to reduce number of children in care and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
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Blockchain and Impact Investing – learNerd –

I am excited to see it’s implementation in the development or social sector, the first company (still one of the most interesting ones in impact investing space) that I came across was Impak Finance, their business goal is to bridge the gap in between impact companies, investors, and citizens, by reinventing how his/her daily spending can be a catalyst for change. When I read their whitepaper, I was pretty sure this sector will see the various implementation of the blockchain.

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The time is right- step up and make a positive impact to reap a financial return.

Since the socially aware era of the 1960s the concept of impact investing has been steadily gaining momentum. Now, a growing body of evidence indicates impact investing has moved well beyond casual…
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Grameen Capital to be part of conscience-capitalism ecosystem

Grameen Capital to be part of conscience-capitalism ecosystem | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
CEO has broader ambitions as firm turns 10; impact investing still modest in Asia but growing.
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The Psychology of Inequality

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Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.
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Two Investing Giants Ask Apple To Help Parents Rein In iPhone, Citing Risks To Learning And Health

Two Investing Giants Ask Apple To Help Parents Rein In iPhone, Citing Risks To Learning And Health | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Activist hedge fund Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System unveiled a groundbreaking shareholder effort that calls for Apple to look at how it can mitigate the potential negative effects of heavy iPhone use among children.
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What's The Value Where ESG Meets Emerging Markets?

What's The Value Where ESG Meets Emerging Markets? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
ESG analysis provides investors with a set of information that are uncorrelated with traditional financial metrics; they lend additional insights into a company’s management quality, strategic positioning, operational efficiency and potential risk exposures.
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