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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

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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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2010年12月22日 星期三,Global Impact Investing Network <info@thegiin.org> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Global Impact Investing Network <info@thegiin.org>
主題: December Updates from the Global Impact Investing Network
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年12月22日,星期三,上午3:21

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Impact Investing News & Events

Press Highlights

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

Last month’s report from J.P. Morgan and The Rockefeller Foundation continued to receive strong coverage around the globe.
Read more from NASDAQ >
Read more from Responsible Investor >
Read more from East African publication Capital Business>
Read more from Axiom News >
Watch Rockefeller Foundation’s Margot Brandenburg on Africa Business News network >

Beyond Profit magazine and the Community Development Investment Review, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, each released full issues dedicated to impact investing and social and environmental impact measurement.
Read Beyond Profit >
Read Community Development Investment Review >

Investment Executive covers the release of a new report from the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance, which makes recommendations including tax incentives and non-financial reporting requirements to encourage investment in social businesses.
Read more >

GIIN Board Chairman Antony Bugg-Levine discussed impact investing on the Lang & O’Leary Exchange on the Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC) network
View the clip (skip to minute 48) >

A recent Reuters article highlights increased investment activity in African Agriculture, and the partnerships forming with impact investors seeking positive social and environmental outcomes.
Read more >

The Financial Express explores the convergence of impact investment capital and mainstream venture capital financing the same companies that serve people at the base of the economic pyramid.
Read more >

This recap from Alliance Magazine of the 2010 Annual Conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association details the emergence of impact investing as a topic throughout Europe.
Read more >

Upcoming Events

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

Education Innovation Venture Fair & Forum
Washington, D.C.
January 19-21

Impact Investing Forum | New Ventures Mexico
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
February 2-4

Social Investment Forum Community Investing Conference Series | Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
February 8

Investor Spotlight 2010: A Year of Conversations

For a full year now, the GIIN has had monthly conversations with impact investors to learn more about their motivations, their investment strategy, and how they have met challenges in this growing industry. We are proud of the resulting archive and the wealth of information that has been shared with the GIIN community by so many impact investing pioneers.

These Investor Spotlight conversations remind us that the once-niche impact investing market now appeals to many different types of investors, including wealth managers like Capricorn Investment Group and Wells Fargo Family Wealth, large-scale financial institutions like TIAA-CREF, institutional foundations like W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Omidyar Network, and family foundations like the KL Felicitas Foundation.

With such broad interest from the buy-side of the market, it’s no surprise that innovative fund managers like Beartooth Capital, Aavishkaar, Triodos Investment Management, and Sarona Asset Management have built businesses by sourcing deals that provide both social and environmental benefits alongside financial returns.

We also spoke this year with two field-building impact investors, J.P. Morgan and The Rockefeller Foundation, about their jointly-authored research note which asserts that impact investments constitute an emerging asset class.

With such tremendous momentum, impact investing has an undoubtedly exciting future in 2011. We look forward to the next year of conversations with the leaders of our industry.

Visit the 2010 Investor Spotlight archive >


Featured Research | Impact Investing: A Special Report from This is Africa

This is Africa magazine, a product of the Financial Times, published a special report on impact investing this month. The report’s authors surveyed European and US limited partners –  including pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and state-backed funds – to gain understanding of their exposure to emerging markets and their interest in using responsible and impact investment approaches when investing in developing countries.

Download the full report >

Read coverage of the report in the Financial Times >


“Get Your IRIS On” with Pulse in 2011

App-X, the company managing Pulse, an online portfolio management system that comes pre-configured with IRIS performance metrics, is offering discounted support for organizations that sign up early to use Pulse. Organizations that commit to contribute data to the IRIS initiative will also be entered to win a year of free Pulse technical support from App-X, an official IRIS adoption partner.

Read more about the “Get Your IRIS On” promotion >


GIIN Career Center Open for Impact Investing Job Postings

Since it was announced last month, the GIIN career center has more than 1,000 visitors. The site, which is in beta, currently lists open positions with Acumen Fund, Root Capital, and Imprint Capital Advisors. Members of the GIIN community are encouraged to submit job openings in impact investment, impact measurement, and other positions at impact investment oriented organizations, including full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Submitted positions will be reviewed by the GIIN to ensure that the jobs posted here are relevant to the broad impact investing industry. Job seekers, check in at jobs.thegiin.org to see who’s hiring in the impact investing field.

Visit the GIIN Career Center at jobs.thegiin.org >

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