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Global Microcredit Summit 2011 Report

Global Microcredit Summit 2011 Report inShare7 in Featured Latest News Global Global Microcredit Summit 2011 top Share By Sam Mendelson, A Special Report from Microfinance Focus (Official Media Partner – Global Microcredit Summit 2011) Microfinance Focus, December 8, 2011: Monday, November 14th 2011 saw the culmination of several years of delicate preparation in a packed conference centre …
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Wise Ethical Investment Seeks Profit – WSJ.com

Nursing a social conscience need not rule out making a profit. Ethical investing does both By GEOFF NAIRN iStock Like motherhood and apple pie, socially responsible investment warms most people’s hearts. But during a two-year cycle trip across Africa, Swiss investment banker Klaus Tischhauser realized the SRI industry was failing in a key challenge—fighting poverty. Ten …
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Atlanta Real Estate Developer Pattillo on Forbes’ Impact 30 List

By Bill Murphy Atlanta real estate developer Bob Pattillo has been named to Forbes’ Impact 30, an inaugural listing of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Pattillo is also the founder of a novel venture firm that raises funds for microfinance and invests in early-stage companies. “Gray Ghost Ventures – apparently named for the small but strong gray ghost …
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Investing in Solutions – Kellogg Impact Investors

Through impact investing, Kellogg alumni are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems — and satisfying the bottom line Stories as told to Sara Langen Contrary to conventional thought, financial returns and social returns aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, when pursued simultaneously, pairing markets with philanthropy can have a very powerful outcome. Powerful enough, perhaps, …
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From Grants to Commercial Funding

05 December 2011 Richard Leftley, president and CEO of MicroEnsure. Most people would agree that grant funds should be focused on tackling development projects which would simply not take place unless free money was available. However, what is the right point for grant funds to be replaced by more commercial forms of funding such as …
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To The Tech-Mecca and Back – Eko’s Trip to Silicon Valley

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2011 The Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the most important place as far as high technology is concerned. It has all the major technology companies that power the internet age – Apple, Google, Cisco, Intel et al. ALL of these concentrated within a relatively small geographical area south of San Francisco. Eko was named as a …
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New Legal Structures for ‘Social Entrepreneurs’ – wsj.com

By KYLE WESTAWAY You may have noticed the emerging class of “social entrepreneurs” who are creating companies that seek profit but also are devoted to a social purpose, to create long term, sustainable value. About the Author Kyle Westaway is founding partner of Westaway Law in New York, and cofounder of Biographe, a sustainable style brand that employs survivors of …
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Giving Where It Works – NYT.com

November 29, 2011, 9:00 PM By TINA ROSENBERG   Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: CHARITY, GIVING,PHILANTHROPY, SOCIAL CHANGE     At Fixes, we often argue that good ideas are plentiful — but ways to keep them going are hard to find. That’s why we pay a lot of attention to sustainability, especially financial …