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12 blockchain food & agriculture companies in their own words

As the cryptocurrency marketplace continues to grow, various companies are using blockchain and smart contract technology to solve social and environmental issues. Here are twelve of them tackling…
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KBIGI launches data mapping to provide ESG metrics

KBIGI launches data mapping to provide ESG metrics | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
KBI Global Investors, the Dublin based boutique that is part of the Amundi group, has launched a data mapping solution to provide improved metrics on the impact of investment processes that incorporate ESG factors. The manager said the mapping was developed in response to the rapid growth of its responsible investing solutions and increasing demand expressed …
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The Times, They Are A Changin’ – Flat World Partners –

This past weekend we were pleased to see the NYT publish a full-page article titled How to Invest with a Conscience (and Still Make Money). Around the time of FWP’s founding in 2015, the majority of…
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Blossoming green-bond market growing toward $250 billion year

Blossoming green-bond market growing toward $250 billion year | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Green bonds' widening issuer embrace could drive new offerings to $250 billion this year, surpassing 2017's record $155 billion.
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Omidyar Network Spins Out New $100 Million Venture Fund Called Spero Ventures

Omidyar Network Spins Out New $100 Million Venture Fund Called Spero Ventures | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Shripriya Mahesh was diagnosed with cancer right as she was pitching Omidyar Network on spinning out its for-profit startup investments into a new fund. Months later, she's cancer free and the head of a new $100 million firm backed by Omidyar called Spero Ventures.
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Sir Ronald Cohen: South Korea joins impact investment “revolution" | The Social Enterprise Magazine - Pioneers Post

Sir Ronald Cohen: South Korea joins impact investment “revolution" | The Social Enterprise Magazine - Pioneers Post | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investment is an evolution in thought and revolution in means, Sir Ronald Cohen tells Pioneers Post. He’s delighted nations like Korea are joining in.
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Opinion: The new U.S. DFI deserves the development community's support. Here's why.

Opinion: The new U.S. DFI deserves the development community's support. Here's why. | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Right now, there are budding entrepreneurs and innovators in developing countries with ideas that could help lift their communities out of poverty, improve health and education outcomes, and create sustainable economic development.
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How to Close the $2.5 Trillion SDG Investment Gap – An Open Letter

How to Close the $2.5 Trillion SDG Investment Gap – An Open Letter | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Julia Fetherston pens an open letter to globak DFI leaders to suggest how they can close the SDG investment gap
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Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group to raise up to $75 million to fund growth - Livemint

Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group to raise up to $75 million to fund growth - Livemint | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The capital raised from the fundraising will allow Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group to support its subsidiaries as they look to scale and to seed some new businesses, says founder Vineet Rai
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AgriTech And Impact Investing – Where Are The Opportunities?

AgriTech And Impact Investing – Where Are The Opportunities? | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Indian AgriTech had an exciting 2017, seeing its largest investment sizes and entrepreneurial activity to date. The sector has been on the rise with approximately 300 live startups (up from 50 in 2012) and three deals (Skymet, EM3, and Agrostar) that each attracted $10  Mn or more in funding.
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10 reasons startups should be socially responsible from birth

10 reasons startups should be socially responsible from birth | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
It shouldn't be regarded as a new burden but as a competitive differentiator right in the first presentations and brainstorms.
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GIIN launches roadmap for future of impact investing

GIIN launches roadmap for future of impact investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), has launched Roadmap for the Future of Impact Investing: Reshaping Financial Markets, a framework for collective action to accelerate development of the impact investing market and build a new future in which finance is instrumental to social and environmental progress.
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Financing the 2030 Agenda

Financing the 2030 Agenda | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This guidebook responds to increased country-level demand for support on financing the 2030 Agenda.
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Towards Europe’s first EIB

Towards Europe’s first EIB | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Environmental protection goals could be linked to reducing nutrient emissions into the Archipelago Sea and municipal greenhouse gas emissions.
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Private philanthropy funding for development modest compared to public aid, but its potential impact is high, says OECD - OECD

Private philanthropy funding for development modest compared to public aid, but its potential impact is high, says OECD - OECD | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Though philanthropic flows are relatively modest compared to official development assistance (ODA), their contribution is substantial in certain sectors, according to a new OECD report. For the first time, Private Philanthropy for Development uses global, comparable data to analyse how private foundations are supporting development.
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3 Unexpected Traits Fast-Growing Companies Have in Common

3 Unexpected Traits Fast-Growing Companies Have in Common | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Interviews with CEOs from fast-growing companies share how they achieved hyper-growth stage without imploding.
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Taps and Toilets for All | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Taps and Toilets for All | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Microfinance for water and sanitation enables people to find their own solutions.
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A Practical Guide to Venture Philanthropy & Social Impact…

A Practical Guide to Venture Philanthropy & Social Impact… | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This practical guide is a critical companion for anyone who wants to understand the VP approach, and/or start their own VP/SI organisation.
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Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Fund Grows to Become Largest Socially Responsible Investing Fixed-Income ETF in the U.S.

Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Fund Grows to Become Largest Socially Responsible Investing Fixed-Income ETF in the U.S. | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Inspire Investing continued their ascension in the investing industry with a big day of inflows on Tuesday, propelling their Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) to become the largest Socially Responsible-themed fixed-income ETF by assets under management, according to data from ETF.com. IBD ended the day with $46.59 million in assets under management. ”We are incredibly …
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European financial supertankers, Case Foundation impact, blockchain for social impact

European supertankers of finance chart a course to a different future.Among the supertankers of global finance that have started to shift toward sustainable investing are California public pension…
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Three things we have learned about investing in African small businesses and in fragile countries

Three things we have learned about investing in African small businesses and in fragile countries | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
By Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires Africa’s small and medium businesses (SMEs) form what is often called the "missing middle" of African economies. The smaller the investment ticket is, the higher the transaction and monitoring costs are, reducing the net profitability for investors. In addition, the poorer and more fragile the country is,  the…
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Impact roadmap, advice for Myanmar farmers, retail impact, B Corp value

The GIIN’s plan for an impact makeover of legacy financial markets.Impact investing has been described as a quiet revolution within markets. Watch out — the revolutionary drumbeat is getting louder…
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Consortium launches new Green bond initiative - Nasdaq.com

Consortium launches new Green bond initiative - Nasdaq.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
LONDON, March 20- International climate organisations have rallied together to launch a new Green bond initiative, which will initially target the US.
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Building an Impact Investing Business that Makes a Real Difference

Building an Impact Investing Business that Makes a Real Difference | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How one of the world’s largest asset managers is experimenting with a unique impact investing model in Asia.
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Can Corporations Inspire Social Good? | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Can Corporations Inspire Social Good? | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Understanding the strategies needed to catalyze cultural change, as well as the advantages and limits of benefit corporations, are critical in guiding enterprises to inspire social good.
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