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

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2011年4月25日 星期一,Global Impact Investing Network <info@thegiin.org> 寫道﹕

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主題: April Updates – Jobs, News, and Events from the GIIN
收件人: “Houghton” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2011年4月25日,星期一,下午9:59

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Impact Investing News

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

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

The Reuters newswire details the transformation of the sustainable energy investment sector from niche to mainstream, and hears from green fund managers who aim for market-beating returns.
Read more >

In Forbes, Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui, co-founder of GIIN Investors’ Council member IGNIA fund, describes his business model for funding for-profit enterprises that provide poor Latin Americans with access to basic goods and services.
Read more >

Dow Jones Financial News profiles two former investors in the U.K. who are developing a social stock exchange, where social and environmental businesses can list and attract impact-minded investors.
Read more >

Fortune Magazine highlights the increased need for socially and environmentally-focused venture capital and private equity to fund small and medium enterprises in developing countries.
Read more >

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights the program-related investment strategy of GIIN Investors’ Council member the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as discussed at the Skoll World Forum earlier this month.
Read more >

In an interview with African Business News television, Dr. Wiebe Boer, CEO of GIIN Investors’ Council member The Tony Elumelu Foundation, describes the foundation’s motivations for impact investing, and describes a recent deal in sustainable agriculture in Tanzania.
Watch the interview >

Spotlight on IRIS Adoption: Case Study from the KL Felicitas Foundation & the GIIN

To provide a model of IRIS adoption by impact investors, the KL Felicitas (KLF) Foundation and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) jointly released a case study which explains KLF’s motivation for IRIS adoption and details the Foundation’s application of IRIS across its active investment portfolio. An initiative of the GIIN, IRIS (Impact Reporting and Investment Standards) is a common language for reporting the social, environmental, and financial performance of impact investments. The KL Felicitas Foundation was founded in 2000 and uses both grant funding and impact investments to enable social entrepreneurs and enterprises worldwide to develop and grow sustainably, with an emphasis on serving rural communities and families.

Download IRIS Case Study >


GIIN Investors’ Council Welcomes The Tony Elumelu Foundation

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is an African foundation using impact investing as its primary financing tool to help foster the small and growing business segment of the private sector across the African continent. Founder Tony O. Elumelu, who led United Bank for Africa through its transformation from a single-country bank to a diversified financial services group, is a vocal champion of impact investing in Africa, and advocates for increased participation and partnership in the development of an industry to support investments that mix financial and social returns.

Read more about the GIIN Investors’ Council>


New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

New job openings in Mumbai, India, Rabat, Morocco, Chicago, USA, and many other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, Calvert Foundation, Prudential, the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX), and NBA Enterprise Solutions to Poverty are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

Post a job opening >
Visit the GIIN Career Center >


Upcoming Impact Investing Events

Below is a list of events where impact investing will be discussed. Members of the GIIN team will be presenting at those marked with astrisks. Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

Convergences 2015 Forum
May 3-5, Paris, France

OPIC Access to Opportunities in Southeast Asia Conference
May 3-5, Jakarta, Indonesia

*Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards & Investment Forum
May 5-6, Mumbai, India

Money Management Institute 2011 Annual Convention
May 11-12, Boston, MA, USA

*SOCAP Europe
May 30 – June 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Social Investment Forum 2011 Conference
June 9-10, Washington, DC, USA

Private Equity International Africa Forum
June 15-16, London, England

Global Summit on Educating Entrepreneurs
June 16-17, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Cracking the Nut Conference
June 20-21, Washington, DC, USA

IDB Forum for Development at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean
June 27-28, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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