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Bill Clinton Frank Giustra Social Enterprise Unique & Innovative Approach

Bill Clinton Frank Giustra Social Enterprise Unique & Innovative Approach | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Our strategy requires an innovative approach and employs a new set of ingredients.
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Regionalism, Asia Style - The Globalist

Regionalism, Asia Style - The Globalist | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Unlike in Europe, Asian regionalism has been market-led. By Stephan Richter and John West
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Brands' Future Is Creating Shared Value, Not Just Social Responsibility ... - AdAge.com

Brands' Future Is Creating Shared Value, Not Just Social Responsibility ... - AdAge.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
corporate social responsibility and cause marketing campaigns are getting a lot of attention, but real business success lies in creating shared value.
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Rabo Equity Advisors raises $100 mn towards first close of India Agri Business ... - Economic Times

Rabo Equity Advisors raises $100 mn towards first close of India Agri Business ... - Economic Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The new fund will invest in sectors such as agriculture, watehousing and dairy. The total targeted corpus of the fund is $200 million.
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4 Ways You Can Give (And Get) Through Socially Responsible Investing - Forbes

4 Ways You Can Give (And Get) Through Socially Responsible Investing - Forbes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Are you a do-gooder looking to do a little good with your green, too? Welcome to the world of socially responsible investing.
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IFAD launches report on climate finance at UN summit

IFAD launches report on climate finance at UN summit | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
IFAD launches report: The Smallholder Advantage - A new way to put climate finance to work #COP20 http://t.co/lnasrSRu8B via @IFADnews
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KKR takes stake in solar-powered farming group - Financial Times

KKR takes stake in solar-powered farming group - Financial Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
KKR is taking a $100m significant stake in Sundrop Farms, an agricultural technology company that relies on solar power and seawater for the huge greenhouses it builds and operates in arid places including Australia.
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KKR views investing with knowledge of environment, social issues to make them ... - Economic Times

KKR views investing with knowledge of environment, social issues to make them ... - Economic Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Henry Kravis now insists that “responsible investment is all about a new way of looking at needs and opportunities” and is certain that it can make them “better, smarter investors.”
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Barriers and the Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid - The Role of the Private Sector in Inclusive Development | UNDP

Barriers and the Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid - The Role of the Private Sector in Inclusive Development | UNDP | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The report looks at barriers to poverty reduction and at some of the actions private sector actors can undertake to help tackle these barriers.
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Expanding access to efficient energy in India's silk sector - The Guardian

Expanding access to efficient energy in India's silk sector - The Guardian | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
With silk production requiring a heavy use of time and energy, S3IDF provide a holistic solution that offers a lesson for others looking to innovate
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Mobile Payments and the Banking Sector (part II) - AllAfrica.com

Mobile Payments and the Banking Sector (part II) - AllAfrica.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In the last part of this article, we explored the functions of Mobile Money and how affordable and convenient it is to transact using this service.
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Social-Impact Investments Finally Grow Up - Barron's (blog)

Social-Impact Investments Finally Grow Up - Barron's (blog) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The socially-responsible investment industry has hit a $6.6 trillion tipping point.
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A Strategy for Alleviating Poverty (SSIR)

Why there is a renewed sense of urgency and optimism about place-based initiatives.
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The Poverty Lab: MIT Economists Pursue New Way to Study the Problem - Businessweek

The Poverty Lab: MIT Economists Pursue New Way to Study the Problem - Businessweek | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In 2003, three MIT economists establish the Poverty Action Lab, which helps pioneer the use of randomized trials to study poverty
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Why impact assessments are good for non-profits but bad for business - The Guardian

Why impact assessments are good for non-profits but bad for business - The Guardian | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In the hands of corporations aiming to profitably serve the poorest consumers impact assessments can impede progress
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Emerging Markets and State-Owned Enterprises - ValueWalk

Emerging Markets and State-Owned Enterprises - ValueWalk | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Emerging Markets and State-Owned Enterprises by Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research and Tripp Zimmerman, Research Analyst, The WisdomTree Blog When investors allocate to emerging markets, they typic...
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AfDB Releases Report On Trade Finance in Africa - AllAfrica.com

AfDB Releases Report On Trade Finance in Africa - AllAfrica.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Trade finance is essential for international trade. This financial intermediation helps firms to manage risks inherent in international transactions, improve their liquidity and enable them to optimally invest to enhance their growth.
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Opening remarks: Impact Investing Policy in 2014

Opening remarks: Impact Investing Policy in 2014 | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Zia Khan, Vice President for Initiatives and Strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, delivers opening remarks at the launch of Impact Investing Policy in 2014: A Snapshot of Global Activity at the Rockefeller Foundation office on November 3, 2014.
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Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says | Humanitarian News

Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says | Humanitarian News | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Assets managed with "sustainable" and "responsible" strategies reached $6.57-trillion at the start of the year, compared with $3.74-trillion in 2012.
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World’s Richest Families Warned of Impact-Investing Hype

World’s Richest Families Warned of Impact-Investing Hype | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum has a message for wealthy families thinking about impact investing: don’t buy on the buzz.
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Ag Tech Is Very Important to Our Future - Huffington Post

Ag Tech Is Very Important to Our Future - Huffington Post | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
We are starting to understand how evolving technology in agriculture over the years has enabled the phenomenal growth we've seen recently and that technology will continue to enable the world's future growth....
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How the Spread of Smartphones will Open up New Ways of Improving Financial ... - Brookings Institution (blog)

How the Spread of Smartphones will Open up New Ways of Improving Financial ... - Brookings Institution (blog) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
It’s easy to imagine a future in a decade or less when most people will have a smartphone.
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How One Investor Is Finding Profit in Social Change - Entrepreneur

How One Investor Is Finding Profit in Social Change - Entrepreneur | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
First, his peers laughed at him. Now, they want in on supporting social entrepreneurs.
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Climate smart villages help women farmers in Nepal - SciDev.Net

Climate smart villages help women farmers in Nepal - SciDev.Net | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The ‘climate smart villages’ programme has a particular focus on women, many of whose husbands work abroad.
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