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Investing In Inclusion: How To Deliver Financial Services To The World’s Poor – Forbes

Editor’s Note: Michael Schlein brings more than 25 years of experience in international banking, management, and public service to his role as president and chief executive officer of Accion. Previously he served in senior executive roles at Citibank and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Modern financial markets exclude billions of the world’s poor. That’s a …
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Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

HBR Blog Network Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital by Sir Ronald Cohen and William A. Sahlman  |   8:00 AM January 17, 2013 During the past century, governments and charitable organizations have mounted massive efforts to address social problems such as poverty, lack of education, and disease. Governments around the world are straining …
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Impact Investing Market Predicted to Grow to $500 Billion by 2014

August 3, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The fourth annual Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP11) will be held September 6-9 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Hundreds of global innovators including investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs representing 75 countries are expected to gather in San Francisco to address the impact investing …