Fw: July Updates from the Global Impact Investing Network

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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寄件人: GIIN <info@globalimpactinvestingnetwork.org>
主題: July Updates from the Global Impact Investing Network
收件人: “Houghton” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2010年7月30日,星期五,上午12:08

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Impact Investing News

Event Highlights

Visit the upcoming events resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete list of impact investing news coverage.

The GIIN is confirmed to speak about impact investing at these upcoming events.

Take Action! Impact Investing Conference
Sept 15–17, Boston, MA, USA

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Sept 21-23, New York, NY, USA

Press Clips

Visit the press clips resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete list of impact investing news coverage.

This month’s issue of Third Sector Magazine recaps an impact investing conference in Melbourne, Australia, where there is a growing interest in for-profit solutions to social and environmental problems.
Read more >

The July issue of Development Outreach, a publication from the World Bank Institute, features a guest editorial from Aleem Waliji, who makes the case that impact investing is a necessary complement to development aid.
Read more >

Investor Spotlight: Capricorn Investment Group

Each month, an impact investor discusses with the GIIN their motivations, their impact investment strategy, and challenges they face in this growing industry.  This month, we spoke to managing principal Ion Yadigaroglu and managing director Alan Chang at Capricorn Investment Group. Capricorn is a private, independent investment firm serving clients who seek a global portfolio driven by consistent financial returns and a principled philosophy. Capricorn was founded by former eBay president Jeffrey Skoll and now also manages investments for a small group of high-net-worth individuals and foundations.

Click here to read the full interview with Ion Yadigaroglu and Alan Chang >
 


New Research: Money for Good

Based on a survey of 4,000 affluent investors, the Money for Good research initiative explored the US retail market opportunity for impact investment products, and what for- and non-profit organizations can do to ‘unlock’ that market opportunity.  The project was led by Hope Consulting, and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Metanoia Fund, and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Capacity Development Fund.

Read the Money for Good survey results on impact investing >
 


New Case Study: Meyer Memorial Trust

A recently released case study from the Harvard Kennedy School details the motivations and strategy behind the Meyer Memorial Trusts’ mission-related investing program. This case study is a useful resource for foundations interested in expanding their reach through impact investing.

Read the Meyer Memorial Trust case study >


Upcoming Events

NeighborWorks Affordable Housing Symposium
August 18, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Segundo Foro Annual de Inversion
New Ventures Colombia
August 18-19, Bogota, Colombia

Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) Financial Fair
September 2-3, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

SJF Summit on the New Green Economy

September 14-15, Durham, NC, USA

Take Action! Impact Investing Conference

September 15-17, Boston, MA, USA

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
September 21-23, New York City, NY, USA

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