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Introducing the Silicon Valley’s Venture Philanthropy Model in Africa.

Introducing the Silicon Valley’s Venture Philanthropy Model in Africa. | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
On Group Inc. was established to fund research, development and innovation involving national governments and private sectors to provide startup financial assistance for entrepreneurs rather than j...
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Enabling financial inclusion in Colombia: Empr...

Enabling financial inclusion in Colombia:  Empr... | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Empresas Públicas de Medellín (Public Enterprises of Medellín, EPM) is a utility company offering energy and water services based in Medellín, Colombia’s second largest with 2.7 million inhabitants.
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Global Economic Empowerment: Private Sector Solutions at Each Stage of Development

Global Economic Empowerment: Private Sector Solutions at Each Stage of Development | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
New report by the U.S. Chamber Foundation features economic empowerment best practices from leading companies.
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NASA's Poo-Powered Rocket Will Go Where No One Has Gone Before - TakePart

NASA's Poo-Powered Rocket Will Go Where No One Has Gone Before - TakePart | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A new study shows how converting human waste into rocket fuel will allow humans to reach Mars.
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Ghana - Gaiv Tata, World Bank Director for Financial and Private Sector Development in Africa

Ghana - Gaiv Tata, World Bank Director for Financial and Private Sector Development in Africa | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Ghana - Gaiv Tata, World Bank Director for Financial and Private Sector Development in Africa
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Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More

Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Spreading a one-size-fits-all model for girls' education could backfire.
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The Profitability of Trust

The Profitability of Trust | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Though the effects of the most devastating financial crisis in decades have begun to fade, debate about companies' priorities – whether they should put profits or the common good first – is far from over.
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USAID supports social enterprises through Shujog Impact Investment

USAID supports social enterprises through Shujog Impact Investment | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new partnership to help small enterprises access funding to strengthen poor and vulnerable communities in Asia through impact investment.
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Lok Capital Group: Searching for inclusive growth

Lok Capital Group: Searching for inclusive growth | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
A brief look at the 2013-2014 Lok Capital Group report on inclusive growth investments.
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Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says

Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says | 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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Predicting the Path to Scale (SSIR)

The power of anticipating the good, the bad, and the unexpected.
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Jamie N. Jones and W. Robert de Jongh: Partnering for Scale: How to Integrate Social Entrepreneurs within Corporate Value Chains

Jamie N. Jones and W. Robert de Jongh: Partnering for Scale: How to Integrate Social Entrepreneurs within Corporate Value Chains | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
By Jamie N. Jones, PhD, Innovation Advisor, RTI International & Adjunct Professor, Kellogg School of Management W. Robert de Jongh, Specialist Lea…
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How to invest with a social conscience: Some popular options - Los Angeles Times

How to invest with a social conscience: Some popular options - Los Angeles Times | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
If you want to invest for the social good — or at least, how some professional money managers define the social good — there are plenty of options.
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ADB mission explores IB development projects in Pakistan - Business Recorder

ADB mission explores IB development projects in Pakistan - Business Recorder | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) mission visited Board of Investment on Thursday to explore government interest in preparing social enterprise and inclusive business (IB) development projec...
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An Absorbing Problem (SSIR)

An Absorbing Problem (SSIR) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
To help low-income residents, urban communities need to build up their capacity for using investment capital effectively.
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30 year study shows social ventures more likely to survive than PLCs

30 year study shows social ventures more likely to survive than PLCs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Research shatters the myth that social enterprises are more likely to fail than traditional start ups
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Global Risks of Rejecting Agricultural Biotechnology - Genetic Literacy Project

Global Risks of Rejecting Agricultural Biotechnology - Genetic Literacy Project | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
With the demand for food expected to double by 2050, biotechnology can lead to increased food security, as well as improving health in developing countries. But
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Africa: The Rockefeller Foundation, The African Development Bank and the ... - AllAfrica.com

Africa: The Rockefeller Foundation, The African Development Bank and the ... - AllAfrica.com | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller Foundation announces a $500,000 Inclusive Economies Accelerator Fund for Africa with AfDB and partners
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Catalysing Inclusive Energy Markets: Lessons Learned

Catalysing Inclusive Energy Markets:  Lessons Learned | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Energy is the bedrock of sustainable development – impacting health, education and earning opportunities – yet nearly two billion people across the world lack…
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11 ways public and private can work together to improve healthcare

11 ways public and private can work together to improve healthcare | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
How can governments, NGOs and corporations collaborate to deliver healthcare in developing countries? Our panel share their views
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Double Your Bottom Line With One Investment - Wall Street Daily

Double Your Bottom Line With One Investment - Wall Street Daily | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
Investors are looking to make sustainable investments that are good for society and their pockets. Shelley Goldberg breaks down this emerging market.
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The state of impact investing in Latin America - Bain & Company

The state of impact investing in Latin America - Bain & Company | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
This report lays out an assessment of the current landscape of impact investing in Latin America, along with some of the critical challenges ahead and the likely path forward over the next five to 10 years.
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Rediscovering the social purpose of business - Corporate Knights

Rediscovering the social purpose of business - Corporate Knights | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
In the future, companies will survive only if they help solve big social problems.
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TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in South Africa and ... - Business Wire (press release)

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in South Africa and ... - Business Wire (press release) | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in South Africa and Argentina
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Five Insights On Impact Investing in Emerging Marketes

Five Insights On Impact Investing in Emerging Marketes | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it
5 insights on #ImpactInvesting in #EmergingMarkets http://t.co/yJSZla1Oht @RockefellerFdn @MntrInstitute
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