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MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual

MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Finance Ministers from seven member countries of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) are convening in the capital on Monday to finalize and adopt regional anti-poverty strategy for reducing poverty in the bloc.

The second BIMSTEC Ministerial on Poverty Alleviation will mainly discuss issues related to pro-poor and inclusive growth, social development, social safety nets, targeted programs, governance, climate change and disaster management. It will also endorse the Poverty Plan of Action (PPA), which will comprise regional strategies and cooperation for fighting poverty, said Deependra Bahadur Kshetry, vice-chairman of National Planning Commission.

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A Q&A with ’s Founding CEO, Jed Emerson

A Q&A with ’s Founding CEO, Jed Emerson | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Jed Emerson is the founding CEO of REDF, and a widely recognized, international thought leader on impact investing, performance metrics and sustainable finance. He is senior strategic advisor to some of the field’s leading impact investors and philanthropists. As originator of the term “blended value,” Jed has spent over two decades exploring how capital investment …
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FromPotentialto Action:BRINGING SOCIALIMPACT BONDSTO THE US
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Sustainability Is Imperative In Investment Process

Sustainability Is Imperative In Investment Process | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The largest financial firms have committed to climate-related disclosures.
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‘This isn’t a trend’: why selectors are eager for ESG solutions

‘This isn’t a trend’: why selectors are eager for ESG solutions | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Offshore clients may not be clamoring for ESG strategies just yet, but that's not stopping some from getting ahead of the trend.
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Goldman Sachs Is Starting a Socially Responsible ETF

Goldman Sachs Is Starting a Socially Responsible ETF | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may not be the first name people think of when it comes to values-oriented investing. But the Wall Street titan is hoping to change that with its latest exchange-traded fund -- and a little help from billionaire Paul Tudor Jones.
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India is a fertile environment for impact investing: Bill McGlashan

India is a fertile environment for impact investing: Bill McGlashan | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The founder of the $2 billion The Rise Fund dismisses the idea that businesses have to compromise on returns to generate impact
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BlackRock Wields Its $6 Trillion Club to Combat Climate Risks

BlackRock Wields Its $6 Trillion Club to Combat Climate Risks | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest asset manager, is telling companies that now is the time to start reporting clear information on climate risk to their businesses.
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Unconventional Wisdom (SSIR)

Unconventional Wisdom (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller Foundation’s “scan and search” approach casts a wide net to identify the issues it’s best suited to tackle.
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Treasury predicts 16m people to benefit from robo-advice

Treasury predicts 16m people to benefit from robo-advice | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

According to the Investment Management Strategy II paper published by the UK Treasury this week, around 16 million people could be targeted for financial advice for the first time if robo-advice became a core tenet of wealth management offerings.

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The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice

The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This report, The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice, presents findings from the GIIN’s first comprehensive survey of the state of impact measurement and management (IMM) in the impact investing industry.
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Middle Mensch: Meet The Man Making Impact Investing Swell

Middle Mensch: Meet The Man Making Impact Investing Swell | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact outfits like David Fanger's Swell - and the insurance giant backing it - are betting low fees, minuscule minimums and a feel-good focus will lure Millennial investors.
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Ten Notable Resources for Pay for Success

Ten Notable Resources for Pay for Success | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This list presents notable cases, articles, tools, and reports to help those working on pay-for-success initiatives in a variety of issue areas.
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Ford Foundation hires Roy Swan to lead Mission Investments portfolio

Ford Foundation hires Roy Swan to lead Mission Investments portfolio | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ford Foundation hires Roy Swan to lead Mission Investments portfolio.
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SRI is Growing Up Right Before Our Very Eyes | GreenMoney Journal

SRI is Growing Up Right Before Our Very Eyes | GreenMoney Journal | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
At Appleseed Capital, we have watched developments in SRI and ESG with great satisfaction. Having launched the Appleseed Fund nearly 11 years ago, we are proud
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces World's First Social Impact Bond To Tackle HIV

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces World's First Social Impact Bond To Tackle HIV | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Elton John AIDS Foundation is piloting the world’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB) designed to tackle HIV in London.
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: India’s Aavishkaar Bharat Fund Attracts $95m for Impact Investing from Investors Including CDC, SIDBI, Munjal Family Office (Hero Corporation), TIAA

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: India’s Aavishkaar Bharat Fund Attracts $95m for Impact Investing from Investors Including CDC, SIDBI, Munjal Family Office (Hero Corporation), TIAA | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Indian fund advisor Aavishkaar recently completed the first close of the Aavishkaar Bharat Fund, with commitments of INR 6.2 billion (USD 95 million), of which it has INR 5.9 billion (USD 92 million) in hand. The fund will support businesses in India that further Aavishkaar’s mission to “enhance livelihoods and reduce vulnerabilities for the low-incomeContinue reading →
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'Impact Investing' Can Put a Profitable Spin on Charity

'Impact Investing' Can Put a Profitable Spin on Charity | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Through 'impact investing,' philanthropically minded donors fund companies that are pursuing social good, but could also turn a profit.
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Barclays’ impact fund is a first for a bank: but should it be investing in military aircraft? | Money Observer

Clients at the bank can now access a so-called ‘impact’ fund, but a closer look reveals some holdings most would not associate with a fund oriented towards sustainability.
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CDFIs & Impact Investing: An Industry Review | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

CDFIs & Impact Investing: An Industry Review | Local Initiatives Support Corporation | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A new white paper from LISC offers an overview and analysis of the CDFI industry and its trajectory of social impact investing. The field of community development financing is changing radically, and as pools of funding shift and contract, it is more important than ever that CDFIs diversify their resources and develop new tools to carry on their important work. Not only do CDFI investments help strengthen communities, the paper contends, they also provide a robust rate of return and fuel the larger economy
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Investing for Sustainable Impact — philosophy and performance

Investing for Sustainable Impact — philosophy and performance | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Another survey is out, this one from RBC Global Asset Management in partnership with Pensions & Investments of asset owners and consultants in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Among the findings…
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The New Frontier in Sustainable Investing

The New Frontier in Sustainable Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Omar Selim founded Arabesque Asset Management to invest sustainably. He needed better data, so he built the most comprehensive database to date. And he’s using it to beat the market—with the help of Big Data and artificial intelligence.
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Mainstreaming Sustainable and Impact Investing

Mainstreaming Sustainable and Impact Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Sustainable and Impact Investing aims to build industry coherence and collaboration to accelerate the evolution from the short-term investment mindset to one that focuses on long-term investments and sustainable impact.
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Forces of change

Forces of change | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Two powerful forces are shaping our workforces and workplaces: the growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the workplace and the expansion of the workforce to include both on- and off-balance-sheet talent. What does the future of work look like, and what are the implications for individuals, organizational leaders, and public institutions?
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Reports | Our Insights | BSR

Reports | Our Insights | BSR | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This report presents BSR’s holistic framing of “social finance,” or any investment activity that generates financial returns and considers social and environmental impact and introduces five conditions to galvanize private capital toward advancing social and environmental goals.
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The strategy for the future of the UK's asset management industry unveiled | GovWire News

The strategy for the future of the UK's asset management industry unveiled | GovWire News | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Investment Management Strategy II sets out the government’s long-term approach to enhancing the UK’s position as a centre for asset management.
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