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Health Care + VC: Barriers, Fixes, and What Non-Profits Can Learn from Investors
Health Care + VC: Economics, Policy Fixes, and What Non-Profits Can Do Better September 18, 2018 at 01:37PM https://ift.tt/2piMP04

I interviewed 40 VCs, health tech entrepreneurs, health care executives, and industry experts and spent hours researching the…

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Economy on a steady rise in Latin America and Caribbean region despite international turbulence - Modern Diplomacy
Economy on a steady rise in Latin America and Caribbean region despite international turbulence September 18, 2018 at 01:18PM https://ift.tt/2BLn9m6

Economy on a steady rise in Latin America and Caribbean region despite international turbulence  Modern DiplomacyFull coverage

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The Art of Impactful Donating – Founders Pledge Stories – Medium
The Art of Impactful Donating September 18, 2018 at 01:13PM https://ift.tt/2MDU3Fn

This is a continuation of my previous post: what selling my startup taught me about giving back.

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Life Cycle Methodology and e-mongen platform – E- mongen – Medium
Life Cycle Methodology and e-mongen platform September 18, 2018 at 12:38PM https://ift.tt/2NR3MwF

Have you ever heard about Life Cycle methodology? It has been established for decades ago, and its task is to calculate the environmental…

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Leveraging Investors to Boost Employee Financial Security
Leveraging Investors to Boost Employee Financial Security September 18, 2018 at 12:03PM https://ift.tt/2xt6f6n

At Commonwealth, we are exploring the role employers can play in the financial well-being of their employees. Our publication Financial…

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Innovation in Homes 7: People Powered – Big Society Capital – Medium
Innovation in Homes 7: People Powered September 18, 2018 at 09:31AM https://ift.tt/2MOisbu

by Karen Ng, Invetsment Manager at Big Society Capital

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Stop ending poverty through entrepreneurship support
Stop ending poverty through entrepreneurship support September 18, 2018 at 09:28AM https://ift.tt/2phAeKF

What are we achieving with our charitable giving?

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What Does Janco Holdings Limited’s (HKG:8035) Ownership Structure Look Like? – Simply Wall St News
What Does Janco Holdings Limited's (HKG:8035) Ownership Structure Look Like? September 18, 2018 at 12:23AM https://ift.tt/2PKISMT

What Does Janco Holdings Limited's (HKG:8035) Ownership Structure Look Like?  Simply Wall StFull coverage

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Dame Nancy Rothwell - Exclusive interview on growing Greater Manchester's economy... - Built Environment Networking Ltd
Dame Nancy Rothwell – Exclusive interview on growing Greater Manchester's economy… September 17, 2018 at 09:50PM https://ift.tt/2phXA2Y

Dame Nancy Rothwell – Exclusive interview on growing Greater Manchester's economy…  Built Environment Networking (press release) (blog)Full coverage

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CNT’s Jacky Grimshaw Discusses Her Life in Planning and Politics – Streetsblog Chicago
CNT's Jacky Grimshaw Discusses Her Life in Planning and Politics September 17, 2018 at 08:50PM https://ift.tt/2D61vcS

CNT's Jacky Grimshaw Discusses Her Life in Planning and Politics  Streetsblog Chicago (blog)Full coverage

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UBS Optimus Foundation leads Indian education impact bond expansion - ImpactAlpha
UBS Optimus Foundation leads Indian education impact bond expansion September 17, 2018 at 07:20PM https://ift.tt/2PM8Z6q

ImpactAlpha, September 17 – The philanthropic arm of Swiss bank UBS is fronting $3 million for a development impact bond, or DIB, to support education for 300,000 children in India. The Dell Foundation and the British Asian Trust have joined the initiative as “outcome funders,” who will repay UBS Optimus, with interest, if the program is successful.

Nearly all school-aged kids are enrolled in school in India, but most don’t read at grade level, and only 30% can do basic math. The private sector in India – early edtech startups, low-cost private schools, and philanthropists and investors – has been testing and trying to scale learning models that can improve education access and quality for India’s schoolchildren.

The new impact bond, dubbed the Quality Education India DIB, aims to build on the success of a similar program that UBS Optimus Foundation funded three years ago. The foundation fronted $270,000 to nonprofit Educate Girls to improve girls’ school enrollment and education quality in Rajasthan. Earlier this year, the project was declared a success by surpassing both enrollment and learning targets; UBS’s investment was repaid—plus a return—by the project’s backer, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

The DIB’s focus will be on improving literacy and numeracy for 300,000 students in Delhi and Gujarat over the next four years. The UBS Optimus Foundation is providing $3 million in working capital to three local organizations—Gyan Shala, Kaivalya Education Foundation and Society for All Round Development—to implement their education programs. Outcome targets have not been announced; but if the program reaches the pre-determined targets, UBS will be repaid, annually, and could earn as much as a 6% return.

Outcome funders include lead backer, the Dell Foundation, and a consortium of other supporters convened by the British Asian Trust: Tata Trusts, Comic Relief, the Mittal Foundation, and BT. The outcome funders have contributed $11 million for the DIB and hope it will serve as a foundation for raising additional capital in the coming years to expand the program.

In addition to this initiative and the original girls’ education DIB in Rajasthan, UBS Optimus Foundation has backed a $3.5 million DIB, also in Rajasthan, to improve maternal health.

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Egypt’s FreshSource raises seed funds to link farmers to markets - ImpactAlpha
Egypt’s FreshSource raises seed funds to link farmers to markets September 17, 2018 at 07:12PM https://ift.tt/2xm5752

ImpactAlpha, September 17 – The Cairo-based agtech company is trying to boost farmer incomes, cut unnecessary costs, and improve the environmental footprint of Egypt’s agricultural markets. It has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Egypt-focused venture investor HIMangel.

FreshSource launched last year to connect small farmers to urban produce buyers. “Extremely long and inefficient value chains contribute to significant food loss as well as heightened prices to the end consumer,” FreshSource’s Farah Emara said. The company buys farmers’ produce supply directly, and coordinates all of the delivery logistics, cutting out middlemen. FreshSource also provides technical support to farmers. Its hope is that the approach will help help farmers get a better purchase price, reduce end prices for consumers, and reduce food loss.

Companies like Twiga in Kenya, Agruppa in Colombia, and Doodhwala and Waycool in India have all developed similar models to support small farmers and improve food chain efficiency.

FreshSource is working with 50 vendors and more than a dozen farmers. With the seed funding, it intends to build an online platform to manage its operations. 

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Climate Fund Managers invests $50 million in Singapore’s Cleantech Solar - ImpactAlpha
Climate Fund Managers invests $50 million in Singapore’s Cleantech Solar September 17, 2018 at 07:05PM https://ift.tt/2PLWHuI

ImpactAlpha, September 17 – Climate Fund Managers, a Dutch climate-focused investment firm, has made a $50 million equity investment to support Cleantech Solar’s expansion in Asia.

Cleantech Solar, based in Singapore, partners with companies on large-scale rooftop solar installations. It has installed 120 systems in India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore totalling 200-megawatts. The funding from Climate Fund Managers will enable Cleantech Solar to more than double its installed capacity.

Climate Fund Managers, a partnership between Dutch development bank FMO and South Africa’s Sanlam Infraworks, made the investment from its Climate Investor One fund. The fund was incubated by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance as a financing tool to fund renewable energy projects in emerging markets. It has raised $535 million.

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AI can double SA growth – Gadget
AI can double SA growth September 17, 2018 at 06:48PM https://ift.tt/2PMPMBx

AI can double SA growth  GadgetFull coverage

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Understanding Social Performance withTheory of Change and Metrics
Understanding Social Performance withTheory of Change and Metrics September 17, 2018 at 05:51PM https://ift.tt/2OsXCQm

In the world of microfinance there are social returns to be accounted for, in addition to financial accountability. Implementing a social performance framework to conduct such accountability assessment enables organizations to understand whether their activities are indeed aligned with mission, and the extent to which it is so.

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Educating the public through game design
Educating the public through game design September 17, 2018 at 04:18PM https://ift.tt/2QlZxYg

Educating the public through game design  University of MiamiFull coverage

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Let’s Do Less Dead-End Work
Let’s Do Less Dead-End Work September 17, 2018 at 03:10PM https://ift.tt/2OuJfLm

From the Women at Work podcast:

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Women are expected and asked to do thankless tasks — order lunch, handle less-valued clients — more than men, and research shows that doing those tasks slows down our career advancement and makes us unhappy at work. We talk about why we wind up with so much office drudgery and how to get some of it off our plates. Guests: Lise Vesterlund and Ruchika Tulshyan.

Could you take notes? Would you mind ordering lunch? We need someone to organize the off-site event — can you do that? Whether you’ve just started your career or are the CEO of the company, if you’re a woman, people expect you to do routine, time-consuming tasks that no one else wants to do.

We talk with University of Pittsburgh economics professor Lise Vesterlund about why women get stuck with — even volunteer for! — tasks that won’t show off our skills or get us promoted, and how that slows down our career advancement and makes us unhappy at work. Women of color are asked to do more low-promotability projects, and we talk with inclusion strategist Ruchika Tulshyan about how they can say no. Lise and Ruchika tell us how they’ve handled these kinds of requests and what managers can do to assign work fairly.

Guests:

Lise Vesterlund is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace and the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy firm. She is also adjunct faculty at Seattle University.

Resources:

“Why Women Volunteer for Tasks That Don’t Lead to Promotions,” by Linda Babcock, Maria P. Recalde, and Lise Vesterlund

“Women of Color Get Asked to Do More “Office Housework.” Here’s How They Can Say No.” by Ruchika Tulshyan

“For Women and Minorities to Get Ahead, Managers Must Assign Work Fairly,” by Joan C. Williams and Marina Multhaup

“‘Office Housework’ Gets in Women’s Way,” by Deborah M. Kolb and Jessica L. Porter 

Email us here: womenatwork@hbr.org

Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network.

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Machines Will Do More Tasks Than Humans by 2025 - Modern Diplomacy
Machines Will Do More Tasks Than Humans by 2025 September 17, 2018 at 01:46PM https://ift.tt/2D627Px

Machines Will Do More Tasks Than Humans by 2025  Modern DiplomacyFull coverage

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Everest, ID2020 and the Government of Indonesia (TNP2K Secretariat) Announce Innovative Identity…
Everest, ID2020 and the Government of Indonesia (TNP2K Secretariat) Announce Innovative Identity… September 17, 2018 at 12:57PM https://ift.tt/2Nkznar

Everest, the first platform to combine biometric identity with a digital wallet, recently announced that it is partnering with Indonesia’s…

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Advisors, Not Their Clients, Should Lead on ESG Investing | ThinkAdvisor
Advisors, Not Their Clients, Should Lead on ESG Investing September 17, 2018 at 10:15AM https://ift.tt/2xsXTvc

Advisors, Not Their Clients, Should Lead on ESG Investing  ThinkAdvisorFull coverage

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Beautycounter, HP, J&J Show Path to Chemical, Material Health Through Chemical Footprint Project | Sustainable Brands
Beautycounter, HP, J&J Show Path to Chemical, Material Health Through Chemical Footprint Project September 17, 2018 at 09:42AM https://ift.tt/2xp9SKh

Signatories of the Chemical Footprint Project — companies across a range of industries with $2.78 trillion in assets under management and over $700 billion in purchasing power — are asking their stakeholders: Where are you on your chemicals management journey? Are you participating in the CFP Survey? What are your CFP Survey answers?

“Leadership in chemical and material health is participating in the CFP Survey,” highlighted Dr. Mark S. Rossi, Executive Director of Clean Production Action and co-founder of CFP.

The CFP Survey provides a replicable, independent and comparable framework for leading brands to report their organization’s progress towards environmentally sound chemicals management. Findings from the 3rd Annual Report reveal rising performance across the four pillars of the Survey:

Management Strategy: Creating and making public comprehensive chemicals management policies that state the position of the organization and senior management towards chemical and material health — companies achieved 67 percent of possible points for corporate policies in 2017 (up from 42 percent in in 2015).

Chemical Inventory: Collecting full chemical ingredient information from suppliers — that is, all chemicals, not just Chemicals of High Concern (CoHCs) or restricted substances lists (RSLs) — 84 percent of 2017 Survey respondents collected full chemical ingredient information for some of their products (up from 63 percent in 2015).

Footprint Measurement: Calculating chemical footprint. Chemical footprinting establishes the foundation for setting quantitative goals and measuring progress away from CoHCs to safer solutions — 75 percent of 2017 Survey respondents calculated their chemical footprint (up from 29 percent in 2015). Respondents to the 2017 Survey reported reducing 42 million pounds of CoHCs in products.

Disclosure & Verification: Making CFP Survey responses and scores publicly available. The signatories opening the door to their chemicals management journey are Beautycounter, BD, Case Medical, GOJO Industries, Humanscale, Levi Strauss & Co., Milliken & Company, Naturepedic, Radio Flyer, Seagate Technology and Seventh Generation.

For details on the CFP Survey and 3rd Annual Report, go to www.chemicalfootprint.org.

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Economic sustainability in coffee trade trumps all else for Intelligentsia
Economic sustainability in coffee trade trumps all else for Intelligentsia September 17, 2018 at 08:44AM https://ift.tt/2MGtdMD

Economic sustainability in coffee trade trumps all else for Intelligentsia  BeverageDaily.comFull coverage

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Summer harvest: my 3 top picks for reading about impact + cultural heritage.
Summer harvest: my 3 top picks for reading about impact + cultural heritage. September 17, 2018 at 08:11AM https://ift.tt/2MGgRnQ

As the summer draws to close galleries, libraries, archives and museums have been going about their daily business of changing people…

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Beyond the Bay: Denver Gives an Entirely New Meaning to a ‘Sharing Economy’
Beyond the Bay: Denver Gives an Entirely New Meaning to a ‘Sharing Economy’ September 17, 2018 at 08:01AM https://ift.tt/2QC1wb9

In Colorado’s most populous city, investments aren’t about collaborative consumption; they’re about collaborative creation

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Life is short — build stuff that matters. – Ananda Impact Ventures – Medium
Life is short — build stuff that matters. September 17, 2018 at 07:49AM https://ift.tt/2xxXc4b

Many of us exist inside a tech-bubble. We have on demand pizzas, insta-styled food photos, taxi app, YouTube yoga classes, and ingredients…

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New ETF combines female focused strategy with a charitable twist | Financial Planning
New ETF combines female focused strategy with a charitable twist September 17, 2018 at 07:11AM https://ift.tt/2xihQG6

New ETF combines female focused strategy with a charitable twist  Financial PlanningFull coverage

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Private debt investors look for impact – to reduce risk and lower costs - ImpactAlpha
Private debt investors look for impact – to reduce risk and lower costs September 17, 2018 at 06:41AM https://ift.tt/2pdC7ba

Private debt investors look for impact – to reduce risk and lower costs  ImpactAlphaFull coverage

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Unilever and UNDP deliver PPP Policy Paper to President’s secretary
Unilever and UNDP deliver PPP Policy Paper to President's secretary September 16, 2018 at 11:02AM https://ift.tt/2xgTBIf

Unilever and UNDP deliver PPP Policy Paper to President's secretary  adaderana.lkFull coverage

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Streamline Your Impact with SDGs, Impact Management Project and Theory Of Change
Streamline Your Impact with SDGs, Impact Management Project and Theory Of Change September 16, 2018 at 12:36AM https://ift.tt/2MABYrN

Did you know that 62% of companies mentioned the SDGs in their reporting, 37% of companies selected priority SDGs, 79% of companies that prioritized the SDGs chose SDG 13 Climate Action, 28% of companies set quantitative targets and linked these to societal impact? (Source: SDG Reporting Challenge 2017) In other words, many companies are starting to align with UN SDG Goals, but are they moving beyond simple impact washing? While there are multiple impact frameworks, standards, and tools available today, most organizations are still struggling to understand and communicate their impact.

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Airbnb numbers in South Africa are impressive
Airbnb numbers in South Africa are impressive September 15, 2018 at 07:52AM https://ift.tt/2xeT9tZ

Airbnb numbers in South Africa are impressive  BusinessTechFull coverage

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eWater and Eseye making clean water flow - IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business
Eseye Partners with eWater to Enable Clean Water to Flow September 15, 2018 at 07:01AM https://ift.tt/2CYp5YO

Through its innovative IoT connectivity solution, Eseye is enabling clean water to flow to millions of people throughout Africa.

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Finding financial meaning in your work
Finding financial meaning in your work September 15, 2018 at 03:49AM https://ift.tt/2OpgBeu

Finding financial meaning in your work  TODAYonlineFull coverage

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Meet this year’s batch of Tibetan Entrepreneurs – JSiE.in – Medium
Meet this year’s batch of Tibetan Entrepreneurs September 15, 2018 at 02:01AM https://ift.tt/2MwvVEt

JSiE Newsletter: September 2018

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How Culture Theory can help us to better design and implement social impact bonds | British Politics and Policy at LSE
How Culture Theory can help us to better design and implement social impact bonds September 14, 2018 at 07:16PM https://ift.tt/2xa3zLC

How Culture Theory can help us to better design and implement social impact bonds  British Politics and Policy at LSE (blog)Full coverage

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Jeff Bezos pledges $2 billion to build preschools and fight homelessness - ImpactAlpha
Jeff Bezos pledges $2 billion to build preschools and fight homelessness September 14, 2018 at 10:58AM https://ift.tt/2QstDcF

With a tweet, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos pledged $2 billion of his estimated net worth of $163 billion to the Bezos Day 1 Fund, which will back existing nonprofits that help homeless families and create a new network of nonprofit preschools in underserved communities. (No seed capital for “a new generation of makers, creators, and doers.” Sorry, Ross Baird!).

The Day 1 Families Fund plans leadership awards to needle-moving organizations sheltering and feeding young families without a home. The Day 1 Academies Fund, Bezos said, would launch a network of Montessori-style preschools in low-income neighborhoods.

“The child will be the customer,” he said. In a tweet that went viral, CNN economy reporter Lydia DePillis asked “Is this better than just taxing the wealth of the richest man in the world, and making that money democratically accountable?”

Alibaba’s Ja Mack (net worth: $36 billion) said last week he is stepping down to focus on education. “I will learn from Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and a lot of great philanthropists in the world, but I want to do something using my own way,” Ma told Bloomberg.

Gates (net worth: $96 billion) and Buffett (net worth: $89 billion) have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth. Bezos and Ma have not made the Giving Pledge.

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Ahead of the climate storm, JPMorgan's $500 million bet on inclusion, emerging market volatility, opportunity zone advisory - ImpactAlpha
Ahead of the climate storm, JPMorgan's $500 million bet on inclusion, emerging market volatility, opportunity zone ... September 14, 2018 at 10:40AM https://ift.tt/2D8kovV

Ahead of the climate storm, JPMorgan's $500 million bet on inclusion, emerging market volatility, opportunity zone ...  ImpactAlphaFull coverage

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The Brief’s Big 8: Climate optimism, Bezos’ down-payment, waiting and worrying in opportunity zones and emerging markets, inside Abraaj - ImpactAlpha
The Brief's Big 8: Climate optimism, Bezos' down-payment, waiting and worrying in opportunity zones and emerging ... September 14, 2018 at 10:07AM https://ift.tt/2p8X5Im

The Brief's Big 8: Climate optimism, Bezos' down-payment, waiting and worrying in opportunity zones and emerging ...  ImpactAlphaFull coverage

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CRT Property Investments Ltd Secures Lighthouse View For £1.5m | Bdaily
CRT Property Investments Ltd Secures Lighthouse View For £1.5m September 14, 2018 at 10:06AM https://ift.tt/2pa1xq5

CRT Property Investments Ltd Secures Lighthouse View For £1.5m  BdailyFull coverage

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Tunisia: WB finances technical studies related to “ELMED” project September 14, 2018 at 09:37AM https://ift.tt/2NdpX0v

Tunisia: WB finances technical studies related to “ELMED” project  African Manager (press release) (blog)Full coverage

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AMAN MEHNDIRATTA IN IMPACT INVESTMENTS – Aman Mehndiratta – Medium
AMAN MEHNDIRATTA IN IMPACT INVESTMENTS September 14, 2018 at 07:32AM https://ift.tt/2Ol91BQ

Aman Mehndiratta started his career as an entrepreneur followed by being investor. For the welfare of society, he adopted every possible…

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Impact investing: lessons learned from the first Moeda Seed Project
Impact investing: lessons learned from the first Moeda Seed Project September 14, 2018 at 03:54AM https://ift.tt/2NMFSlM

One of the primary existential questions raised before last week’s launch of Moeda’s first impact investment was: will investors readily…

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Sold-out crowd celebrates Most Admired Companies of 2018 | AZ Big Media
Sold-out crowd celebrates Most Admired Companies of 2018 September 14, 2018 at 12:59AM https://ift.tt/2Ohz38T

Sold-out crowd celebrates Most Admired Companies of 2018  AZ Big MediaFull coverage

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Mattel (MAT) Appoints Dr. Judy Olian to Board
Mattel (MAT) Appoints Dr. Judy Olian to Board September 13, 2018 at 04:47PM https://ift.tt/2Qp3ADr

Mattel (MAT) Appoints Dr. Judy Olian to Board  StreetInsider.comFull coverage

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Mattel Elects Dr. Judy Olian To Board Of Directors
Mattel Elects Dr. Judy Olian To Board Of Directors September 13, 2018 at 04:17PM https://ift.tt/2NIsFKI

Mattel Elects Dr. Judy Olian To Board Of Directors  PR Newswire (press release)Full coverage

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Best Socially Responsible Mutual Funds 2018 • Benzinga
Best Socially Responsible Mutual Funds September 13, 2018 at 03:16PM https://ift.tt/2QsEDqA

Best Socially Responsible Mutual Funds  BenzingaFull coverage

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Green Light For Sustainable Investment: Soka University Takes Steps For A Better Future
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$30 million of Soka University’s endowment will now be sustainably invested with Generation Investment Management LLP, a prestigious firm…

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By Natalia Alonso, Portfolio Fellow Atlas Corps Fellow Hometown: Santiago, Chile

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B Economy Leaders Eager to Collaborate and Learn at Annual Meeting

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The Emakina Group SA (EBR:ALEMK) Ownership Structure Could Be Important – Simply Wall St News
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Interesting article and a good list of working projects involved on this topic ConsenSys!
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Good read and list of projects involved on this topic Patrick Long.
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Impact boost as ClearlySo turns 10 – DigitalAgenda – Medium
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This week in London, UK impact investment bank ClearlySo marks its 10th anniversary. Since inception the firm has helped raise £230m…

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FoodShot Global seeks sustainable soil solutions with $30 million investment platform - ImpactAlpha
FoodShot Global seeks sustainable soil solutions with $30 million investment platform September 13, 2018 at 07:03AM https://ift.tt/2D0nTo6

ImpactAlpha, September 12 – New York-based non-profit organization FoodShot Global supports a network of entrepreneurs and researchers tackling problems in food and agriculture systems worldwide. Its latest initiative will pool $30 million in investment capital from investors, philanthropic organizations, universities and industry for “breakthrough solutions that create the new soil operating system.” Partners on board for the launch include Rabobank, the Rockefeller Foundation, Generation Investment Management, UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health, and the Soil Health Institute.

FoodShot’s investment platform is being rolled out alongside its third annual food systems “challenge,” which focuses on soil health and restoration. Ten million dollars in equity investments and $20 million in debt will be committed to research and business ideas that aim to undo the harmful and unsustainable impacts of chemical-based and industrialized farming. FoodShot calls it “Soil 3.0.”

Additionally, more than $500,000 in grant capital will be given to food system researchers, early startups and advocates.

Applications for the Soil 3.0 challenge are being accepted until December 1. FoodShot is looking to replicate the investment funding alongside its food challenge annually.

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The economic impact of Airbnb in SA | IT-Online
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The economic impact of Airbnb in SA  IT-OnlineFull coverage

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The Global Blockchain Business Council And Concordia Bring Blockchain To New York During The Un General Assembly Week
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The Global Blockchain Business Council And Concordia Bring Blockchain To New York During The Un General ...  Exchange News DirectFull coverage

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Impact investing: we need to showcase our profession’s expertise - NewStart
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Drive real impact with socially responsible 401(k) funds | GreenBiz
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Drive real impact with socially responsible 401(k) funds  GreenBizFull coverage

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Tera Ventures Announces First Closing for Tera Ventures Fund II, Plans Final Close of €55 Million Seed Stage Fund in the Coming Months - Odessa American: Business
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Tera Ventures Announces First Closing for Tera Ventures Fund II, Plans Final Close of €55 Million Seed Stage Fund in ...  Odessa AmericanFull coverage

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Tera Ventures Announces First Closing for Tera Ventures Fund II, Plans Final Close of €55 Million Seed Stage Fund in the Coming Months | Wire | scnow.com
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Tera Ventures Announces First Closing for Tera Ventures Fund II, Plans Final Close of €55 Million Seed Stage Fund in ...  SCNowFull coverage

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Gresham House plc Reports strong H1, more than doubling AUM
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Gresham House plc Reports strong H1, more than doubling AUM  DirectorsTalk InterviewsFull coverage

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Who Are The Top Investors In Nanollose Limited (ASX:NC6)? – Simply Wall St News
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Meet the Investor: Ameya Upadhyay, Omidyar Network
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i(x) investments names former Chief Sustainability Officer of the United States Christine Harada…
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NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 13, 2018 — i(x) investments, a multi-strategy impact investing company, today announced that Christine Harada, former…

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JPMorgan ups its city economic mobility commitment by $500 million - ImpactAlpha
JPMorgan ups its city economic mobility commitment by $500 million September 12, 2018 at 06:44PM https://ift.tt/2x9Be7k

ImpactAlpha, September 12 – Having started with $100 million in Detroit in the aftermath of the city’s financial crisis, JPMorgan has doubled down on the Motor City and expanded its philanthropic city investment initiative to Chicago, Washington, D.C. Now JPMorgan’s philanthropic arm is adding as many as 30 more cities.

A new $500 million fund, which is open to bids, will build on the bank’s Detroit model, offering a mix of grants and low-interest loans to cities “committed to improving economic mobility [and] implementing measurable strategies for generating inclusive growth,” the Financial Times reports. The planned five-year funding will focus on city neighborhoods and demographics that traditionally struggle accessing financing, as the bank is doing with its Entrepreneurs of Color fund in Detroit, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

JPMorgan will accept proposals from municipalities through November, and will announce winners in the spring. The bank hopes its commitment will seed an additional $1 billion from other investors.

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Logistics company Maersk backs food traceability startup Ripe.io - ImpactAlpha
Logistics company Maersk backs food traceability startup Ripe.io September 12, 2018 at 06:37PM https://ift.tt/2CQOe7N

ImpactAlpha, September 12 – The blockchain-based tech venture is the latest in a growing “food transparency” startup ecosystem to raise funding. Its $2.4 million seed round was led by global logistics corporation Maersk, with backing from Relish Works.

Ripe.io was founded in 2017 to improve the quality and transparency of the food chain, which is “inefficient and could do with improvement to reduce the negative side effects and impacts, such as around the issue of food waste,” Ripe.io’s Raja Ramachandran told AgFunderNews.

Underpinning its blockchain platform is a data culling process, that pulls in data from all different parts of the food supply chain: farmers, distributors, processors, traders, grocers, etc., including the use of sensors and other IoT devices. Data from these different sources is often disorderly and fragmented, contributing to lack of clarity in souring and origin in the food chain to begin with. Ripe.io then shares and validates data among all of its partners.

“On the farm side, it could help farmers to increase their sales and pricing, while big companies on the buyer side, like Walmart, want to look at risk management as well as providing more information to their consumers,” Ramachandran said.

Other startups are also developing ways to use blockchain to improve the traceability of increasingly global food markets. Arc-net, in Northern Ireland, is using DNA at a means of tackling “food fraud” by verifying food varieties, like fish and meat. Another U.K. startup, Provenance , has created blockchain-based “digital passports” with a similar goal in mind.

Other companies are focusing specifically supply-chain transparency in food-based commodities, like Bellwether Coffee for, well, coffee, and Uncommon Cacao for cocoa. Meanwhile, Fish 2.0, which has started taking applications for its next competition, is trying to seed more startups working on traceability in the global seafood supply chain.

For Ripe.io, the startup will lean on Maersk’s expertise in logistics and global network for growth, in addition to its financial support.

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Israeli MedTech Start-up, Alpha Tau Medical, Raises $29 Million in Private Financing to Cure Cancer
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Israeli MedTech Start-up, Alpha Tau Medical, Raises $29 Million in Private Financing to Cure Cancer  PR Newswire (press release)

$29M Private Financing Secured for Developer of New Radiation Cancer Therapy  The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

Cancer Therapy Medtech Alpha Tau Medical Raises $29 Million Backed by OurCrowd  Crowdfund InsiderFull coverage

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Why We Invested: Amped Innovation – FINCA Ventures – Medium
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Few sectors in the global development space have experienced the kind of growth that off-grid solar energy has over the past decade. More…

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Ant Financial: Unpacking the $150B Fintech Giant
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CB Insights’ analyzes Ant Financial next stage of growth, ranging from working with traditional financial institutions, bolstering its strength as a technology and data company, and going global.

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What Does Zhongtian International Limited's (HKG:2379) Ownership Structure Look Like?  Yahoo Finance UKFull coverage

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CoPower retail bondholders invest in Canadian geothermal projects - ImpactAlpha
CoPower retail bondholders invest in Canadian geothermal projects September 11, 2018 at 09:48PM https://ift.tt/2x7nsC3

ImpactAlpha, September 11 – The Toronto-based company has made a C$6.4 million ($4.9 million) investment in residential geothermal projects in British Columbia. The investment affects 417 residential connections, made by company GeoTility.

Geotility helps households affordably connect to renewable geothermal power. Rather than paying for costly, upfront installations, which can cost as much as C$30,000 to C$50,000, Geotility charges customers similarly to how they would pay for electricity from a traditional utility company.

CoPower’s investment was made through its retail green bond initiative, which allows everyday Canadians to invest in green bonds. The capital is being used to help Geotility refinance existing geothermal residential projects, freeing up Geotility’s financial capacity to make additional connections.

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Innovation Ventures backs Hoodline to fill local “news deserts” September 11, 2018 at 09:34PM https://ift.tt/2CMPOHS

ImpactAlpha, September 11 – Another deal to report this week from ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt’s venture fund. The fund participated in news service Hoodline’s $10 million Series A round. The round was led by Boston-based early venture fund Neoteny with participation from Sound Ventures and Dentsu Ventures.

Hoodline is trying to fill “news deserts” by amassing large volumes of local data and then using it to write news stories. The stories are written using templates for different types of coverage, like job trends or local sports results; partner news networks like Yahoo and MSN then pick up its stories, TechCrunch reports.

Hoodline’s model is not quite the same as appointing local court or school board reporters, but it meets demand for local information amid a difficult time for traditional newspapers.

Hoodline also has a recommendation feature for its partner media companies, which suggests local stories from Hoodline’s database.

The San Francisco-based startup claims to have more than 300 media partnerships and a presence in 22 cities. (It only lists San Francisco and Oakland on its website.)

Startups and investors are experimenting with different ways to save embattled news organizations and boost media integrity and accessibility. Chicago native Chance the Rapper bought the Chicagoist, which was part of the Gothamist news group. The Media Development Investment Fund has a long-track record of making equity and debt investments to support independent media organizations. And programs run by Matter Ventures and New Media Ventures are helping build new media models.

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Solena raises capital from Kirchner Impact Foundation to support Mexico's small farmers - ImpactAlpha
Solena raises capital from Kirchner Impact Foundation to support Mexico’s small farmers September 11, 2018 at 09:34PM https://ift.tt/2p6NO3H

ImpactAlpha, September 11 – Grupo Solena, based in Guanajuato, Mexico, has raised an undisclosed amount of capital from the Kirchner Impact Foundation for its methodology to help small farmers to improve soil health.

Solena launched in 2015 as a university project to help Mexico’s small farmers analyze and manage their farms’ soil microbiome, which leads to improved soil health and crop yield. The company now works with more than 2,000 farmers in Mexico.

Kircher invested via its Food Fellowship program, which “harnesses the power of millennials” committed to responsible agriculture. Funding is available specifically for university students, like Solena’s founders, who launched the company as biotech engineering students at the National Polytechnic Institute in Silao, Guanajuato.

“For us, it was important to find a profitable company that was helping smallholder farmers in Mexico, but with potential for international expansion,” said Kirchner’s Adrian Garcia-Casarrubias.

The Kirchner program has also backed iron supplement venture Lucky Iron Fish, agricultural supply chain management software company Reach Providors and health foods company Kuli Kuli Foods.

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Crisis control: How the Everest economy can make disaster response faster and leaner.
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All economic systems are built on top of a foundation of an atomic layer of verifiable identity and stored value. It is the basis for…

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