Archive for 2012年4月

Transformational Entrepreneurship: Where Technology Meets Societal Impact – Max Marmer – Harvard Business Review

2012 年 04 月 28 日

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Flux to Flex: Takeaways from the 2012 Skoll World Forum | Stanford Social Innovation Review

2012 年 04 月 28 日

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轉寄︰ Plunkett Weekly News 27-04-2012

2012 年 04 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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主題︰ Plunkett Weekly News 27-04-2012

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

-Plunkett helps deliver new project to see investment in development of community facilities in Lincolnshire

-Could you join our team in Woodstock?

-Village SOS in Wales

-EU highlights the contributions of co-operative enterprises to growth and jobs

-USDA launches guide for local food systems

Very best wishes,

Katherine

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Bike-sharing World…

2012 年 04 月 27 日

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轉寄︰ Social Ventures Australia April eNewsletter

2012 年 04 月 27 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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傳送日期︰ 2012年04月26日 (週四) 4:01 PM
主題︰ Social Ventures Australia April eNewsletter

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April 2012 eNewsletter Quick Links:
   
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) invests in social change by helping increase the impact and build the sustainability of those in the social sector. Our investments are focused on high potential organisations that are fostering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our community.

New support for social enterprises in Western Australia
WA State Government SVA is leading a consortium that will be supporting social enterprise development in Western Australia, thanks to an initiative from the State Government of Western Australia – a $10 million Social Enterprise Fund Grants Program (SEF).

SEF aims to increase the number, effectiveness and efficiency of social enterprises in Western Australia by supporting not-for-profit community sector organisations to establish new or strengthen existing social enterprises. The consortium will provide a support service on behalf of the State Government of Western Australia to ensure the effective delivery of the SEF. Find out more.

Procurement achieving social outcomes
BARK Andrew Hamilton from SVA’s Employment team has witnessed firsthand how procurement decisions can deliver greater bang for buck if value is placed on the social outcomes that can be achieved. Highlighting the example of Townsville based social enterprise BARK – Brothers Act of Random Kindness – Andrew tells how Townsville City Council is providing sustainable employment and training opportunities for Indigenous locals marginalised from mainstream employment (see photo to the right), through smart procurement decisions. Read the full story here.

Two new venture partners
CareerTrackers The SVA Employment team continues to expand their efforts to create employment pathways for Australians who are either at risk of falling into employment exclusion, or are already excluded from the labour market, recently forming two new partnerships.

CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program is a national non-profit social enterprise that creates private sector internship opportunities for Indigenous university students, providing coaching, mentoring and support to interns along the way.

Catherine House Adelaide based Catherine House provides a range of innovative programs and services to single adult women experiencing homelessness. Its recently established social business WorkNext, is a fee-for-service job placement service aimed at securing long-lasting sustainable meaningful jobs for women who have experienced social and economic disadvantage.

Read more about how SVA supports these and other venture partners.

Expanding Australia’s social finance market
Ian-Learmonth SVA is delighted to be part of UnitingCare Burnside’s (UCB) winning consortium under the NSW Government’s Social Benefit Bond pilot program. SVA will work alongside UCB to structure and fund the bond, which will be developed over the coming six months in consultation with the Government working committee. The UCB service delivery model is based around their highly regarded Newpin (New Parent and Infant Network) program, which has a track record both here and in the UK. Newpin is a preventative, therapeutic program that works intensively with families facing potential or actual child protection issues. SVA has begun talks with potential investors and are happy to meet with interested parties who may be looking for social finance investments of this type. For further information contact Ian Learmonth (pictured to the right), SVA’s Executive Director, Social Finance.

Making a difference in the world
Fiona Higgins Since 2008 SVA Consulting has had the privilege of working with the Salteri family on a number of assignments in support of their family foundation. As the Salteri family discovered, making the initial decision to give is the easiest decision associated with establishing a family foundation. Deciding where to focus, who to give to, and how to evaluate giving are decisions that are much more challenging and complex. Read how SVA Consulting has supported the CAGES Foundation in making these decisions.
Photo courtesy of the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, a CAGES Foundation grant recipient.

A rare privilege
Annalisa Turner Toronto High School has been identified by SVA as a ‘bright spot’ in education in Australia, where Principal Mark McConville and his team are creating an environment where students from low SES backgrounds are flourishing. Read how SVA facilitated a life changing experience for one of the school’s students – and in the process reinforced to SVA team member Annalisa Turner (pictured to the right), how experiences outside the school gate can be just as important as the experiences within them.

Helping dreams become reality
Allen Roberts with Ganbina’s CEO Adrian Appo For proof of the impact of the programs of SVA venture partner Ganbina, look no further than their former program participant Allen Roberts (pictured to the right with Ganbina’s CEO Ganbina’s CEO Adrian Appo). Allen has successfully secured and completed prestigious internships and credits the support provided by Ganbina when he was a teenager in Shepparton, with encouraging him to dream big. Ganbina helps motivate and support young Indigenous kids to stay in school, offering a suite of intensive programs which focus upon the areas of work readiness and employment.
Read Allen’s story.

Taking the unbeaten path
Siddharth Ghosh When SVA Consulting Analyst Sid Ghosh (pictured to the right) worked with Newcastle based Indigenous non-profit organisation Yarnteen to help them understand the impact of one of their programs, he found hope and inspiration being created in the local Indigenous communities in the NSW Hunter Valley. Sid writes of how the program is helping to rebuild an empowered community that creates its own opportunities to live with pride. Read more.

The last ever AIME National Hoodie Day is 31 August. SVA venture partner AIME is looking for partners to participate in the event and raise the much needed funds required to improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school.

» Find out how you can get involved.


Congratulations to SVA Consulting’s Simon Favel on accreditation as an SROI trainer through the international SROI Network.

» Read how Simon is only the second person in Australia to complete the accreditation process.


SVA’s Kevin Robbie is speaking at the 7th Annual Nonprofit Strategy Forums – East Coast Series – in Brisbane on 31 May, Sydney on 12 June and Melbourne on 15 June. These one-day events bring together not-for-profit leaders from all around Australia to review the latest wave of legislation and discuss strategic direction for their organisations.

» Check out the event program and find out how to register.


The Investing in Impact partnership recently commissioned SVA Consulting to assess the current state of play of SROI in Australia today.

» Take a look at the summary of the report.


SVA’s Private Ancillary Fund Service has been rebranded to Australian Philanthropic Services to provide greater focus and accelerate growth plans.

» Visit the website to find out more or contact Rachael McLennan.


Welcome to Celia Hodson, new CEO of School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Australia, who commences her new role in early July.

» Read more about Celia and SSE.


SVA is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2012. Stay tuned for more details on this important milestone.


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轉寄︰ BWTP Network News for the month of April 2012

2012 年 04 月 27 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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傳送日期︰ 2012年04月26日 (週四) 4:37 PM
主題︰ BWTP Network News for the month of April 2012

April 2012
Banking With The Poor Network
Secretariat News

BWTP Webinar: Housing Finance for the Poor in Asia – Two Perspectives on Best Practices and Promising Trends from the Region
16th May 2012

| 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm SGT

The Banking With The Poor Network cordially invites Microfinance practitioners to attend our Housing Finance webinar on 16th May 2012 at 3:00 pm SGT.

The webinar will explore the work of two different organizations providing housing assistance to the poor. The two organizations that will be presenting are Habitat for Humanity International and Lanka Financial Services For Underserved Settlements (LFSUS). Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speakers following the presentations.

Habitat for Humanity International will present trends and best practices in housing microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region and considerations for adding value to the borrower experience.

LFSUS will talk about affordable housing finance through making low-income settlers bankable. 

Click here for more details and registration

Microfinance Industry News 


Microfinance in Sri Lanka – The Future?

Microfinance Focus | 02 April 2012

A new draft law of Microfinance has been made public. It provides for the establishment of an Authority (MRSA) for the purpose of licensing, regulation and supervision of Microfinance Business among other things. It is said that the new Finance Business Law, which is to be enacted, will prohibit any lending and deposit taking of all kinds, except certain categories already recognized by law, and this is enabling legislation providing for microfinance to continue. Read More.

Financial Inclusion: Southern Development Agendas vs Northern Angst
CGAP Microfinance Blog | 02 April 2012

India is on a Financial Inclusion roll. In the last couple of months alone, the Government has decided on several policy and regulatory changes that have the potential to significantly accelerate financial access to the more than half of Indian households who remain financially excluded. In the meantime, the private sector continues with a range of promising experiments to better understand client needs and provide a broader range of services at lower costs. Read More.

The Men who made Microfinance Work
Forbes India | 03 April 2012

Two different personalities. Two different methods. Two successful companies. Why Chandra Shekhar Ghosh of Bandhan, and Samit Ghosh of Ujjivan are beacons of hope for microfinance companies. It would seem there is nothing common between Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, founder of Bandhan, and Samit Ghosh, founder of Ujjivan—two microfinance institutions (MFI)—other than their second names. Read More

Microinsurance Extended to Nepal’s Rural Poor
Insurance Insight | 18 April 2012

A microinsurance scheme for Nepal’s rural poor is to be established next month, according to local paper The Himalayan Times. The executive director of the country’s insurance board, Binod Aryal, said that the groundwork for the programme has already been completed and only a few finishing touches are remaining. Read More.

Mobile Money Transfer – What does it Mean for Financial Inclusion?
Center for Financial Inclusion | 20 April 2012

Savings have been seen as the “forgotten half” of microfinance for some time, and now the rapid growth of payment services over mobile phones suggests that these too have been a forgotten half! With some 15 million registered users of mobile money transfer services in Kenya, mobile payment services are meeting a vital need. Read More.

Member and Partner News

Sri Lanka


Lanka ORIX Finance Expands Worker Remittance Solutions
Cambodia

VisionFund Cambodia bestowed the Platinum Award 2011 by MIX

 
Pakistan

Buksh Foundation Launch Clean Energy Movement in Pakistan

 
 

Asia Network Summit and Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum 2012

25-28 June 2012 | Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China

The Banking With The Poor Network in collaboration with China Association of Microfinance, SEEP Network and Citi Foundation, cordially invites Asian Microfinance Network representatives to attend the Asia Network Summit on 28 June 2012 with the Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum on 25-27 June 2012, as a pre-event at Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI), Republic of China.

The Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum is jointly organized by ADBInstitute, AFDC and APEC Business Advisory Council and is expected to be attended by 60-80 APEC Policy regulators. This forum aims to provide a platform to promote financial literacy, proportionate regulations on financial inclusion, establishment of credit bureaus, consumer protection and facilitating cross-border microfinance.

 THE 2011 ASIA-PACIFIC FINANCIAL INCLUSION FORUM REPORT
EXPANDING FINANCIAL ACCESS THROUGH
REGIONAL PUBLIC-PRIVATE COOPERATION

Addressing the needs of many people living in poverty in the Asia-Pacific region  through improved access to finance remains a major challenge. Constraints on  public resources have grown in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Thus, mobilizing private resources to serve financial needs of low-income households and small enterprises has become ever more important. Stronger, more balanced and more inclusive growth requires efforts to further expand financial access through new channels. It also requires addressing key obstacles that small enterprises face in accessing traditional sources of finance.

This Forum was held with three purposes in mind. First, it aimed to provide a venue for policy dialogue on expanding new channels to serve the financial needs of the unbanked. The focus was on how APEC can harness regional public-private cooperation to promote  the sustainability and expansion of undertakings using these new channels. Second, it aimed to provide a platform for capacity building to help relevant policy makers and regulators in the region address two key issues for expanding  credit to micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs): credit information and legal frameworks for secured lending. Third, it aimed to provide a forum for discussion of broader institutional and economic framework conditions and policies affecting MSMEs. 


Click here to download the report.

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B Corps Go Global: Sistema B Certifies South American Social Enterprise – Business – GOOD

2012 年 04 月 25 日
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40 scholars team up to launch ‘free university courses’ in Lincoln | This is Lincolnshire

2012 年 04 月 25 日

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How a social enterprise giant could save thousands for the public sector

2012 年 04 月 24 日

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轉寄︰ Plunkett Weekly News 20-04-2012

2012 年 04 月 21 日

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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”.

my facebook  &  my twitter  &  my linkedin

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傳送日期︰ 2012年04月21日 (週六) 1:50 AM
主題︰ Plunkett Weekly News 20-04-2012

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

-Small scale food production must be supported in the urban fringe, says new report from Making Local Food Work

-First two Community Rights launched

-New start up support for co-operatives launched

-Alfrick community shop plans get a step closer

-Canadian government cuts co-operative development programme CDI

Very best wishes,

Katherine

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