Fw: June Updates – Jobs, News, and Information from the GIIN

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主題: June Updates – Jobs, News, and Information from the GIIN
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日期: 2011年6月27日,星期一,下午11:42

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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 Dow Jones’ MarketWatch offers a commentary arguing that financial advisors must develop products and services to meet the demand of a growing set of impact investors.
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The New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek each look into the emergence of social entrepreneurship, noting that financiers are increasingly interested in mission-driven projects.
Read New York Times >
Read Bloomberg BusinessWeek >

The Financial Times reports that social investment funds are increasing activity in reaction to reduced government funding for social programs in the United Kingdom.
Read more >

Philanthropy UK has dedicated the full summer issue of its quarterly publication to impact investing, featuring articles from experts to help foundations understand the landscape, challenges, and opportunities in this industry.
Read more >

The East African reports on the launch of a new Kenyan social investment exchange, intended to bring visibility and funding to mission-driven businesses focused on the region.
Read more >

Institutional Investor speaks with GIIN Board Chairman Antony Bugg-Levine about the future of social impact investment bonds, and how they might fit into institutional investment portfolios.
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Research Roundup

This spring saw an increase in the release of reports intended to codify best practices and survey the investment landscape for a growing group of investors seeking social and environmental benefit alongside financial returns. A few examples are below. Visit the GIIN Research Resource Page to see a more comprehensive list of relevant reports.

Promise and Progress: Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in Africa
by Monitor Inclusive Markets
After presenting the results of a 16-month survey of 439 enterprises active in 14 sectors across nine sub-Saharan nations, this report concludes that businesses making use of market-based solutions can have a significant positive impact in the fight against poverty. Businesses do so by engaging poor people as customers – offering socially-beneficial products at affordable prices, or engaging them as business associates – suppliers, agents, or distributors – to improve the lives and livelihoods of people living at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
Read more >

360 Degrees for Mission
by onValues
By detailing the strategies of eight European foundations that use investments to advance their missions while generating strong financial returns, this report helps foundations learn more about sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) and impact investment. In addition, it outlines practical steps to implement these approaches in the management of their capital endowments.
Read more >

Visit the GIIN Research Resource Center >


ImpactBase Gains Early Traction

Since launching in February, ImpactBase has attracted more than 260 subscribers and nearly 100 impact investment funds. ImpactBase is a global directory of impact investment funds created by the GIIN to help bring order to the fragmented impact investing industry. Through a powerful online search platform, ImpactBase subscribers can look for funds that fit with their impact investment interests and objectives. Subscribers include pension funds, government agencies, charitable organizations, family offices, investment bankers, and high-net-worth individuals from around the globe. Funds currently listing on the site are diverse across geographies, asset classes, investment styles, social and environmental goals, and sectors.  

Learn more at impactbase.org >


GIIN Investors’ Council Welcomes CDC

CDC is the UK’s development finance institution. Owned by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), CDC invests much-needed capital in promising businesses in the poorest parts of the world to stimulate the private sector, drive growth, and reduce poverty. Its geographic focus is sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, providing capital to businesses and entrepreneurs through private equity funds, debt, guarantees, and direct and co-investments.

See a complete list of GIIN Investors’ Council members >


New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

New job openings in San Francisco, Mexico, Hyderabad, Washington, D.C., and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. The Microfinance Information Exchange, Calvert Foundation, and Gray Matters Capital are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

Post a job opening >
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