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10 reasons startups should be socially responsible from birth

10 reasons startups should be socially responsible from birth | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | 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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Can Corporations Inspire Social Good? | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Can Corporations Inspire Social Good? | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | 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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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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The Promise of Private Sector Grants in an Impact Investing World (SSIR)

The Promise of Private Sector Grants in an Impact Investing World (SSIR) | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it

Private sector development grants can help reach people in communities where many investors won't go.


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The challenge for impact investing is management, not measurement

The challenge for impact investing is management, not measurement | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
It feels like we’re at an important point in the evolution of impact investing.  While the field has shown tremendous growth over the past few years, there are far more asset owners still sitting o…

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Investing in Impact Enterprises: Three Principles for Newcomers to Impact Investing | ImpactAlpha

Investing in Impact Enterprises: Three Principles for Newcomers to Impact Investing | ImpactAlpha | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
Most of us enjoy a good burger. But we sometimes feel guilty about the impact of all that beef on the environment. Should we stop eating our beloved burgers? Tech start-up PastureMap has a different answer.
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Impact Investing for Nonprofits: How to Make Your Assets Work for (Not Against) Your Mission | Huffington Post

Impact Investing for Nonprofits: How to Make Your Assets Work for (Not Against) Your Mission | Huffington Post | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
Would you like your foundation or nonprofit investments to actively support your mission? It’s hard to imagine anyone saying no. But the follow-up question—Can you make that happen?—tends to inspire responses somewhere between a shrug and a vigorous “no way.” In fact, a recent Council on Foundations study asking 186 public and private foundations about their socially responsible investment practices found that just 16 percent of respondents had investment policies that permit or refer to direct mission-related investing.

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Impact Investing Comes of Age: ImpactAlpha Rounds up Nine Stories Shaping the Marketplace | NextBillion

Impact Investing Comes of Age: ImpactAlpha Rounds up Nine Stories Shaping the Marketplace | NextBillion | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
Impact Investing Comes of Age: @ImpactAlpha Rounds up Nine Stories Shaping the Marketplace via @NextBillion https://t.co/QAkSI1ws8N
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INGOs thinking about impact investing? Consider this

INGOs thinking about impact investing? Consider this | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
RT @nashburn: INGOs thinking about impact investing? Consider this https://t.co/TL6A0orFWI #impinv
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Asia’s Banks Take Stand on Impact Investing

Asia’s Banks Take Stand on Impact Investing | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
A new fund from Credit Suisse and UOB seeks to help Asia’s poor and deliver healthy returns.
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Where’s the Community Accountability in Impact Investing?

Where’s the Community Accountability in Impact Investing? | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
In this “Voices from the Field,” Pi Investments’ Morgan Simon considers whether the drive for global scale in impact investment will leave silent the people who will be affected by the social enterprises being funded.
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Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet? | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
A holistic approach to the economy is necessary to avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, according to a new report by the Capital Institute
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Leader Exports Silicon-Valley Style Venture Philanthropy To Africa, Brazil

Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1xqejxo. Jane Wales, CEO of the Global Philanthropy Forum, is leading an effort t...
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The Value of B Corps: What Investors Need to Know

The Value of B Corps: What Investors Need to Know | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
When the largest asset manager and a Nobel laureate start saying the same things as Patagonia, everyone should listen. Press Release – Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest investment firm, recently noted that long-term corporate prosperity requires not just financial performance, but “a positive contribution to society.” He does not stand alone …

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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 entrepreneurs & impact investing | 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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The Psychology of Inequality

The Psychology of Inequality | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.

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South - South collaboration: Corridors for shared prosperity | Intellecap

South - South collaboration: Corridors for shared prosperity | Intellecap | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
Corridors for Shared Prosperity is the collaborative effort of IFC World Bank Group and Intellecap to accelerate business transfer between India and Africa, by building knowledge and information around ‘what works’ in successful transfer. In order to do this, we have analyzed 11 cases of successful business model transfers across agriculture, healthcare, and renewable energy, and consulted over 44 industry practitioners with a specific focus on transfer from India to Africa.

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What Would You Do with $2.2 Trillion Dollars? | EconoMonitor

What Would You Do with $2.2 Trillion Dollars? | EconoMonitor | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it

The groundswell of businesses that want to be more purposeful and work alongside government and civil society organizations means that we should dream bigger about how to solve some of the biggest challenges the world faces today. And maybe money isn’t an excuse anymore, given a report by the New York Times (in the United States) and research by Grant Thornton (in the United Kingdom), showing that the balance sheets of companies in these two countries alone have $2.2 trillion in cash waiting to be used.


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Why TPG’s Rise Fund could redefine impact investing

Why TPG’s Rise Fund could redefine impact investing | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
September 18, 2016: &nbspAbout three years ago, TPG Growth founder and managing partner Bill McGlashan relocated from San Francisco to Mumbai for a year to oversee the firm’s investments in emerging markets.
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How the ImPact is Making Impact Investing the New Normal for Wealthy Families | Impact Alpha

How the ImPact is Making Impact Investing the New Normal for Wealthy Families | Impact Alpha | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
At gatherings in Davos and a series of World Economic Forum reports, Abigail Noble has tried to nudge the world’s largest asset managers toward impact investing. Done. Or at least in progress.
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New EIIL release : Sustainable Development Bonds Report - European Impact Investing

New EIIL release : Sustainable Development Bonds Report - European Impact Investing | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
A 2014 report from the United Nations estimated that there is a yearly gap of $2.5 trillion in funding for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
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Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
You can’t just think like a startup. Over almost two decades, the social enterprise space has been learning how direct impact and systems change work together. The work our entrepreneurs face today is more complex than ever and requires a set of tools and a framework designed to address the complexity inherent when innovations are integrated into existing systems like school districts, welfare agencies, health departments, and corporate structures. These insights, and the fact that so many of our systemic social challenges remain intractable, has led us to try to better understand what critical levers need to “pulled” when entrepreneurs are trying to change systems.

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News - EY - Impact investing central to family business philanthropy

News - EY - Impact investing central to family business philanthropy | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it

Nearly half (44%) of family business owners and managers surveyed indicate that they actively engage in social impact investing, where investments are made that intentionally target specific social objectives along with a financial return. On average, family businesses globally invest 3.1% of their wealth in social impact investing, with the Middle East (investing 3.5%), Europe and Asia (both investing 3.4%) leading this trend.


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According to EY's recent survey, nearly half (44%) of family business owners and managers surveyed indicate that they actively engage in social impact investing.
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Measuring the impact of conservation investing just got easier

Measuring the impact of conservation investing just got easier | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
New software breaks down the performance of financial investments in environmental conservation.
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The 10 Hottest Ideas in Impact Investing: D. Capital Partners’ work featured in Private Equity International magazine

The 10 Hottest Ideas in Impact Investing: D. Capital Partners’ work featured in Private Equity International magazine | Social entrepreneurs & impact investing | Scoop.it
By Kelsey Finkelstein It may seem hard to believe that the term “impact investing” was invented in 2007. Since then, the sector has been moving quickly, in the words of a World Economic Forum worki...
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