Fw: September 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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主題: September Updates from the Global Impact Investing Network
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日期: 2010年9月30日,星期四,上午4:32

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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 attend these upcoming events.

SOCAP
October 4-6, San Francisco, CA

Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference
October 8, New York City, NY

Global AgInvesting Europe
November 9-10, Geneva, Switzerland

The Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
November 11-12, Hyderabad, India

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

The Guardian interviews Caroline Mason, COO of Charity Bank and co-founder of Investing for Good, who shares her experiences integrating social and environmental goals into investments.
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Following up on his May article about impact investing, Ron Cordes tells wealth advisors how to offer clients impact investing products in this month’s Financial Planning Magazine.
Read more >

Forbes magazine interviews Stephen Viederman, former President of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, about his work aligning asset management strategies with grant-making impact goals.
Read more >

The Financial Times gives a brief overview of a recent report from The World Bank which urges investors in African agriculture to consider the effect that foreign land ownership can have on poor Africans and their environment.
Read more >

Bloomberg BusinessWeek takes note of a growing trend among business schools to launch student-run social impact investing venture capital funds.
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Investor Spotlight: Omidyar Network

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 Amy Klement, Vice President at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm providing grants, loans, and equity capital to entrepreneurs who foster positive economic, social, and political change. Omidyar Network was created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, who believe that businesses, like nonprofits, can help make the world a better place.

Read the full interview with Omidyar Network’s Amy Klement >
 


GIIN Investors’ Council Welcomes Two New Members

ACCION’s mission is to give people the financial tools they need – microloans, business training and other financial services – to work their way out of poverty. Since launching in 1991, ACCION has helped build 62 microfinance institutions reaching 4.9 million clients in 31 countries throughout the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. Through its Frontier Investments Group, ACCION also invests in breakthrough innovations that will radically improve the efficiency, reach, and scope of financial services at the base of the economic pyramid.

With leadership from its Global Sustainable Finance (GSF) group, Morgan Stanley works closely with investors and companies to support the development of long-term business models capable of achieving compelling financial, social and environmental returns.  GSF partners with the Firm’s other business units to invest in and/or intermediate investments in three areas in particular: Community Development in the US, Environment, and Social Finance.

Read about the GIIN Investors’ Council >


The GIIN Celebrates its First Anniversary

One year ago this month, the Global Impact Investing Network was launched at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. We were honored to celebrate our first year at a reception with J.P. Morgan Global Head of Research and GIIN board member Nick O’Donohoe, Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) President & CEO Elizabeth Littlefield.

* The picture above isn’t photoshopped – that’s a real GIIN cake, though the photograph has been color corrected by our fabulous design team at J Sherman Studio.


Featured Research: Investing in African Agriculture

Impact Investing in Commercial African Agriculture   
This report provides investors with an understanding of the emerging opportunities and key considerations when making high-impact investments in and across the agricultural value-chain, in addition to some of the common paths to avoid. The annexes also provide contact information for institutions in each of the countries profiled in the report.  Produced by Philip J. Riddell, this study received core funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, Aquifer Limited, Capricorn Investment Group LLC, Lundin for Africa, and Passport Capital.
Read more >

Rising Global Interest in Farmland
This report, released earlier this month by The World Bank, calls on developing countries to recognize and respect resource rights of their people, warning that countries with poor records of formally recognized land tenure attract strong investor interest – which raises concerns about the ability to protect vulnerable people from losing their land. While highlighting benefits behind large scale land purchases, the report also calls for more transparency and monitoring of the social impact of such purchases.
Read full report >


Upcoming Events

SOCAP
October 4-6, San Francisco, CA

Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference
October 8, New York City, NY

Asia Microfinance Forum
October 12-15, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Opportunity Collaboration
October 15-20, Ixtapa, Mexico

Social Venture Network Fall Invitational
October 21-24, Long Branch, NJ

Impact Assessment Workshop at the University of Michigan

October 26-28, Ann Arbor, MI

Net Impact
October 28-30, Ann Arbor, MI

Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network 2010 Annual Conference
November 1-5, Arlington, VA

2010 Opportunity Finance Network Conference
November 2-5, San Francisco, CA

2010 Annual Conference for the South African Network for Impact Investing
November 8-9, Johannesburg, South Africa

Global AgInvesting Europe
November 9-10, Geneva, Switzerland

Investors’ Circle Fall Venture Fair & Forum
November 10-12, Washington, DC

TBLI Conference Europe 2010
November 11-12, London, England

The Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
November 11-12, Hyderabad, India

European Venture Philanthropy Association

November 16-17, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2010 Annual Development Banking Conference
November 16-17, Chicago, IL

SRI in the Rockies

November 18-21, San Antonio, TX

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