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Supercharging the B Corp Movement (SSIR)

Supercharging the B Corp Movement (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Unilever’s interest in becoming a certified B Corp stands to set an example that others will follow.
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The smallholder advantage: A new way to put climate finance to work

The smallholder advantage: A new way to put climate finance to work | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims – says IFAD report Lima, Peru – 3 December 2014 - Smallholder farmers in developing countries are more than victims of climate change; they are a vital part of the solution to global warming,...
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New e-book: Impact Investing Insights

New e-book: Impact Investing Insights | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Impact investing is a fascinating, at times confounding sector. It’s been the subject of unbridled enthusiasm among socially focused investors and entrepreneurs, with e
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The 'very simple question' that impact investors should ask - Chicago Tribune

The 'very simple question' that impact investors should ask - Chicago Tribune | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How can impact investors get the most bang for their buck? Cathy Clark, the director of Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, said it depends on how they define the bang.
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4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don't - Co.Exist

4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don't - Co.Exist | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
To fix global poverty, you first need to acknowledge where it comes from.
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$100 Million: An Outstanding Number

$100 Million: An Outstanding Number | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Root Capital has reached $100M in active loans. Here's what that means for our clients, farmers, the smallholder agricultural finance industry and impact investing.
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Pioneer firms working to feed the world - The Guardian

Pioneer firms working to feed the world - The Guardian | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A new crop of companies is betting it can provide solutions – and financial stability – to farmers in India, Mozambique and other developing countries
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Put Social Need at Heart of Impact Investing to Grow Market: OECD

Put Social Need at Heart of Impact Investing to Grow Market: OECD | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The fledgling market in investing for social good needs to base its decisions on target groups' needs and analyze what works and why in order to grow globally, the 34-nation think tank the OECD said on Tuesday.
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US investors more interested in socially responsible funds - The Fiscal Times

US investors more interested in socially responsible funds - The Fiscal Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reut
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Crowdfunding as a Risk Reduction Tool for Socially Responsible Investing | Ace

Crowdfunding as a Risk Reduction Tool for Socially Responsible Investing | Ace | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A very interesting take on how crowdsourcing can make a difference in social impact investing.
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Institutional, Impact Investing Find Common Ground in Agriculture

Institutional, Impact Investing Find Common Ground in Agriculture | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Farmland investments such as the new ACM Permanent Crop Fund can attract institutions by combining social responsibility and commercial promise.
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Social Enterprise vs. Non-Profits: Is There Really A Difference? - Forbes

Social Enterprise vs. Non-Profits: Is There Really A Difference? - Forbes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The social sector has seen significant changes in the last two decades; non-profits are not as sexy as their new counterparts, social enterprises. However, Atul Tandon, disagrees. He’s cracked the secret on how to artfully raise funds for a cause. ...
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2 million African farmers insured for weather & catastrophe risks: Swiss Re - Artemis.bm (blog)

One of the world’s largest reinsurance firms, Swiss Re, recently announced that two million African smallholder farmers are now protected against drought,
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Off-Grid Solar Firms Raised $42 Million in the First Month of 2015 - Greentech Media

Off-Grid Solar Firms Raised $42 Million in the First Month of 2015 - Greentech Media | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
That’s two-thirds of what was raised in all of 2014.
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Defining the BoP Masses in India

Defining the BoP Masses in India | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Unitus Seed Fund surveys various research on the definition of the BoP masses in India for both urban and rural situations
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How a Grassroots Fund Profits From Looking Beyond the Money - Entrepreneur

How a Grassroots Fund Profits From Looking Beyond the Money - Entrepreneur | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Harold Rosen and his staff are in the business of helping -- and business is good.
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OECD report marks "important milestone" for impact investing, says Cohen | Pioneers Post

OECD report marks "important milestone" for impact investing, says Cohen | Pioneers Post | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
An OECD report aiming to push forward global momentum around social investment calls for clearer definitions, increased understanding and more international collaboration.
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5 Key Trends In Impact Investing

5 Key Trends In Impact Investing | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The following guest post is by Amit Bouri, Managing Director, Global Impact Investing Network, a nonprofit field-building organization and convener of impact investors.
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Why non-profits should consider a revenue-driven model - The Globe and Mail

Why non-profits should consider a revenue-driven model - The Globe and Mail | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Carrie Rich argues that shifting to a self-sustaining, revenue-driven model is the best way for non-profits to succeed.
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Social Impact Investing: Financing Social Change

Social Impact Investing: Financing Social Change | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
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The changing face of higher education

The changing face of higher education | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
We have been reading for some time now about the demographic shift that was occurring in the nation, but I don't think we in higher education have truly digested the impact it will have on our institutions.
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UK asset managers weak on disclosing environmental, social investing -survey - Reuters

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - UK asset managers are oftenfailing to show they consider environmental and social factorswhen they invest, despite signing up to codes of conduct onresponsible investing,
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Investments In Equity Will Impact Half a Billion Lives

Investments In Equity Will Impact Half a Billion Lives | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Gavi has worked to lower these barriers, leveraging an innovative business model that finances the introduction of new vaccines in developing countries, while simultaneously reshaping the vaccine market.
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Africa's Agribusinesses Must Look Beyond the Realms of Microfinancing - Huffington Post

Africa's Agribusinesses Must Look Beyond the Realms of Microfinancing - Huffington Post | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Africa's farming communities are not yet entrepreneurs, but with focused investment and support, they are our biggest untapped asset.
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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors - Triple Pundit (blog)

After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors - Triple Pundit (blog) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The jets have flown home. What lessons can the impact and social investing sector glean from the world's most important gathering of economic leaders?
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