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Fw: February Updates – Jobs, News, and Events from the GIIN

2011 年 02 月 28 日

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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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2011年2月28日 星期一,Global Impact Investing Network <info@thegiin.org> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Global Impact Investing Network <info@thegiin.org>
主題: February Updates – Jobs, News, and Events from the GIIN
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年2月28日,星期一,下午10:40

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Impact Investing News & Events

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

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

Financial Advisor Green magazine launched an impact investing blog. The first post highlights industry progress and important new tools
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The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Fast Company, and the New York Times each explored the possibility of social impact bonds in the United States, after a $100 million allocation was included in President Obama’s budget
Read New York Times >
Read Fast Company >
Read Chronicle of Philanthropy >

GIIN Board Chairman and Rockefeller Foundation Managing Director Antony Bugg-Levine discussed impact investing and social impact bonds with the Wall Street Journal
Read more >

In Live Mint, eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar, who founded GIIN Investors’ Council member Omidyar Network with his wife Pam, explains why he is making impact investments to seed entrepreneurship in India
Read more >

The New York Times profiles six clean energy companies that have attracted impact investment since receiving grant funding from the U.S. government in 2009
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

Green Investment Congress India
March 3-4, Mumbai, India

Take Action! Impact Investing Conference Series
March 14-16, San Francisco, California, USA

Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference
April 4-6, Miami, Florida, USA

Green Opportunities in Tomorrow’s Markets: New Ventures Global Investor Forum
April 6, New York City, New York, USA

Women’s World Banking 9th Annual Microfinance and the Capital Markets Conference
April 6-7, New York City, New York, USA

Agriculture 2.0
April 11-12, San Francisco, California, USA

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 16-17, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Investor Spotlight: OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield

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 Elizabeth Littlefield, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance institution capitalized by the U.S. federal government. Established in 1971, OPIC aims to solve critical world challenges by delivering finance innovations that help ambitious U.S. businesses successfully enter, grow, and compete in emerging markets. Ms. Littlefield tells us how impact investing fits in with OPIC’s mandate to foster economic development in new and emerging markets, complement the private sector in managing risks associated with foreign direct investment, support U.S. foreign policy, and help U.S. businesses invest overseas.

Read the full interview with OPIC’s Elizabeth Littlefield >


ImpactBase Opens to Subscribers

Earlier this month, the GIIN launched ImpactBase, a new resource for the impact investing industry. ImpactBase is an online global directory of funds active in the impact investing industry, created to reduce search costs and bring order to the fragmented impact investing marketplace.

ImpactBase provides impact investing industry stakeholders – including investors from government agencies, charitable organizations, and financial institutions – an efficient and organized mechanism for finding the information needed for the impact investing industry to succeed. Each fund profile on ImpactBase contains a variety of information, including details about social and environmental impact goals and the fund’s investment approach. ImpactBase’s powerful search functionality enables users to easily identify funds that align with impact investing interests.

Learn more about ImpactBase at
www.impactbase.org >


The GIIN is hiring!

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is hiring an Adoption Manager for its Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) initiative and a Communications Associate to support outreach across all GIIN programs. Applications are due by March 18th, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Read the job description for IRIS Adoption Manager >
Read the job description for Communications Associate >


More than 20 Jobs Posted on GIIN Career Center

New job openings in New York, Hyderabad, and San Francisco and many other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. RSF Social Finance, Gray Matters Capital, and First Light are among the companies looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

Post a job opening >

Visit the GIIN Career Center >

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2011 年 02 月 28 日

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TBN National Conference 2011 – Impact Entrepreneurship | Transformational Business Network

2011 年 02 月 28 日

As a business or professional person, your skills can have an impact on the neediest areas of the world.

Through training and mentoring emerging entrepreneurs, investing in small and medium sized enterprises or working with local entrepreneurs to establish a business, you can bring transformation and combat poverty.

The TBN 2011 National Conference will focus on entrepreneurship with transformational impact. Join us to:

  • Hear inspiring examples and practical guidance on entrepreneurship and supporting entrepreneurs.
  • Network with business leaders.
  • Learn from leading speakers how your business and professional skills and / or your company can make a difference.

The 2010 event was sold out and we had to turn delegates away. Comments on the 2010 conference:

“Truly inspirational, beautiful collection of stories and voices”
“An awesome conference”
“Highlight of the year”

Book now to reserve your place!

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Speakers

Current confirmed speakers:

Nick O’Donohoe, JP Morgan Global Head of Research, author of the JP Morgan report on Impact Investments

Nick O'DonohoeNick is the senior sponsor for the firms Social Finance Unit, which invests in and delivers capital markets services to Microfinance Institutions and other Social Enterprises around the world.

He has BA in Mathematical Economics and Statistics from Trinity College, Dublin and an MBA from Wharton. Along with his roles at JP Morgan he is also a board member of the Global Impact Investing Network.

Sev Vettivetpillai, CEO Aureos Advisers Ltd.

Sev VettivetpillaiAureos is a specialist emerging-market private equity firm providing capital to build next-generation sustainable and responsible businesses that apply good environmental, social and governance practices.

Sev Vetivetpillai first trained as a Civil Engineer then later as a chartered Financial Analyst. He gained nearly a decade of experience in making private equity investments prior to being appointed Investment Director and later CEO of Aureos.

Mark Florman, CEO BVCA and Vice Chairman 8 Mile Fund

Mark FlormanThe 8 mile fund is a commercial, pan-African private equity fund that Florman manages and co-founded with Bob Geldof.

Mark has worked in investment banking and private equity for over 25 years. Prior to his appointment as CEO of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Mark held a number of high-level positions in various corporations and has been active in politics. He advised the UK Conservative Party on strategy and financing, and was recently elected Chairman of the Centre for Social Justice, the leading UK policy think tank that addresses the causes of poverty in Europe.

Greg Spencer, Chairman The Paradigm Project

Biography coming soon.

Audrey Selian, CEO Rianta Capital

Audrey SelianAudrey has a particular interest in sustainable, socially-oriented investments in emerging markets and currently works at Rianta Capital specializing in social investments in India. She also works in an advisory capacity to Marmanie, an impact investment and advisory firm that assists organisations deliver financial, social and environmental returns.

Audrey has a background in management consulting and holds a PhD in Technology Policy & Development Studies from The Fletcher School, as well as degrees from The London School of Economics and Wellesley College.

Gavin McGillivray, Head of Private Sector Department, DFID

Gavin McGillivrayThe Private Sector Dept. was setup in 2010 to develop DFID’s engagement with the private sector. It intends to deepen DFID’s capability to work with and enable private enterprise to improve the prosperity and well-being of poor people.

Gavin has previously headed up other departments in DFID and prior to that he managed long-term agricultural development programmes in Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia and the Caribbean. During this time he spent 8 years in London as an Executive Director of finance house Campbell Lutyens & Co Ltd.

Charles Donald,  Gulf TBN and Intentional Enterprise Group

Charles DonaldInspired by the May 2010 conference, Charlie returned to Dubai to set up TBN Gulf. As a senior construction professional he has established the ‘Intentional Enterprise Group’, a for-profit social enterprise which aims to fight poverty by providing sustainable employment, education and vocational training, focussing on the design and construction of eco-friendly, buildings in Africa using rammed earth and other appropriate construction techniques and technologies. The Group is also providing program management to a number of projects in India.

Livingstone Mukasa, Clean Consult

Livingstone MusakasaLivingstone came from extreme rural poverty before moving to a Kampala slum to study and later to work. After working as a laundry manager he set up his own cleaning business which prospered despite an accident that left him disabled and without compensation to cover heavy hospital costs.

With investment from TBN members, his business grew from 15 to 35 employees in 2010 and he delivers the TBN business start up training course on a voluntary basis around Uganda every month.

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Before 30 April From 1 May
Standard Rate £125 + VAT £140 + VAT
TBN Partners (min. £30/month) £100 + VAT £115 + VAT

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Fw: A New Challenge on OpenIDEO

2011 年 02 月 26 日

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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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2011年2月26日 星期六,OpenIDEO <hello@openideo.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: OpenIDEO <hello@openideo.com>
主題: A New Challenge on OpenIDEO
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年2月26日,星期六,上午1:42

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How might we increase the number of registered bone marrow donors to help save more lives?

Join us on a new challenge for social good!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newest OpenIDEO challenge: “How might we increase the number of registered bone marrow donors to help save more lives?”

It’s tough to find anyone whose life hasn’t been touched by cancer in some way or another. Whether it’s watching a friend or loved one with cancer, or going through our own personal journey with cancer, many of us know just how hard the fight can be. For people with blood cancer, like Leukemia, one course of treatment is often a bone marrow transplant. However, finding a genetic match between a potential bone marrow donor and a patient in need can be a real challenge. This is where we need your help.

We’ve come up with a fresh challenge in partnership with Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford professor Jennifer Aaker, and student group 100K Cheeks. We’re asking you, our amazingly talented community, to help us find ways to expand the global network of potential bone marrow donors to help in the fight against cancer.

To get started, check out the Challenge brief, including the compelling video that Professor Aaker and 100K Cheeks created.  From there, send in your Inspirations so that we can all begin to explore and tackle this meaningful challenge. 

In other OpenIDEO news – we’ve been super impressed with all of the brilliant work the community has done during the Inspiration Phase of the Maternal Health and Mobile Technology Challenge. Together we collected nearly 300 valuable insights. We’ve just moved into the exciting Concepting Phase and can’t wait to see what folks come up with! We also look forward to your comments and applause on other’s ideas.

With two challenges on the boil, we hope you’ll be joining us and spreading the word – because pursuing social good works better together!

Cheers,

The OpenIDEO Team

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Fw: Plunkett Weekly News 18-02-2011

2011 年 02 月 26 日
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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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2011年2月26日 星期六,WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk>
主題: Plunkett Weekly News 18-02-2011
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年2月26日,星期六,上午1:56

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

Plunkett Foundation News:

-Are you passionate about rural communities? Plunkett Foundation vacancy

Co-operatives and Social Enterprise News:

-Record win for community-owned shops at Countryside Alliance Awards

-Peopleton Community Shop on Countryfile

-Free rural empowerment seminars in Yorkshire

-Social Enterprise Awards: shortlist announced for England heat

-£10m jobs fund for Scottish social enterprise launched

Farming and Food News:

-Good Food, Good Governance training

-Everything you ?knead to know? about bread

-Consumers seeking value as food prices rise

-Commission urged to ban battery egg imports

Rural Development News:

-Forest U turn ?won?t mean other cuts?

-Rural counties ?ready for Big Society?

International News:

-Call for nominations: Canadian Co-operative Awards

Very best wishes,

Katherine

 

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Fw: News from Volans (February 2011)

2011 年 02 月 26 日

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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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2011年2月26日 星期六,Volans <sam@volans.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Volans <sam@volans.com>
主題: News from Volans (February 2011)
收件人: “Houghton” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2011年2月26日,星期六,上午3:09

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Fw: TBN Events, News and Opportunities

2011 年 02 月 25 日

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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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2011年2月25日 星期五,Harrison Brown <ops@tbnetwork.org> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Harrison Brown <ops@tbnetwork.org>
主題: TBN Events, News and Opportunities
收件人: “Houghton Wan” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2011年2月25日,星期五,下午10:45

Fw: Fair Trade Your Groceries: Over 60 Food Choices!

2011 年 02 月 25 日

my buzz & my blog

“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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2011年2月25日 星期五,The Trade as One Team <info@tradeasone.com> 寫道﹕

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主題: Fair Trade Your Groceries: Over 60 Food Choices!
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年2月25日,星期五,下午10:45

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Change Lives With Your Grocery Budget: Buy Fair Trade!

Fw: Is profit good? The ClearlySo Newsletter

2011 年 02 月 25 日

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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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2011年2月25日 星期五,ClearlySo <tom.cropper@clearlyso.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: ClearlySo <tom.cropper@clearlyso.com>
主題: Is profit good? The ClearlySo Newsletter
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年2月25日,星期五,下午7:10

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Fw: Beyond Profit E-Magazine Issue 12

2011 年 02 月 24 日

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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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2011年2月24日 星期四,Beyond Profit <ritika@beyondprofit.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Beyond Profit <ritika@beyondprofit.com>
主題: Beyond Profit E-Magazine Issue 12
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日期: 2011年2月24日,星期四,下午4:32

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