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Micro-lending in Tesco Bank

2012 年 10 月 30 日

轉寄︰ Oikocredit Ezine #2 – October 2012

2012 年 10 月 27 日

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主題︰ Oikocredit Ezine #2 – October 2012

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Focus on agriculture 
One in four of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas. Many of them – from farmers to seasonal workers – one way or another rely on agricultural activities to meet their daily needs. In this edition we look at the different aspects and challenges of agriculture as a poverty alleviation tool. 
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In practice

Environmental education in Bolivia
Over 100,000 Bolivian women received training on health and environmental issues under a joint programme of Bolivian microfinance institution CRECER and Oikocredit.
Growing economies with agriculture
Oikocredit’s agricultural strategy, launched in 2010, aims to expand its agricultural portfolio of projects outside microfinance to 30% over the next five years.
Bulgaria’s model
Unlike the traditional agricultural cooperative model, in Bulgaria cooperatives rent land from small landowners, cultivate it, collect the yield and sell the produce. They then pay members rent and dividends.
Combating the grab for land
Following increasing reports of land grabbing in many developing countries, Oikocredit is providing funds for cooperatives to buy their own land.

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Corporate News

Regional News

Oikocredit USA
  • Read the first two installments of Oikocredit USA’s Poverty Outreach Blog Series which includes interviews with Grameen Foundation experts on the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI). The Poverty Outreach series is part of its Microfinance Investor Education Series.
  • This month marks the last for Terry Provance, Oikocredit USA Executive Director for over 11 years. Terry has made hundreds – maybe thousands – of presentations, raised millions of dollars, and touched many lives while raising national awareness of issues surrounding poverty and Oikocredit’s grassroots efforts to combat it. Thank you Terry!
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轉寄︰ Plunkett Weekly News 26-10-2012

2012 年 10 月 27 日

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轉寄︰ d.light October 2012 Newsletter

2012 年 10 月 26 日

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主題︰ d.light October 2012 Newsletter

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Check Out Our Updated Website!

We invite you to visit our newly designed website. We’re proud to feature a new section entitled Social Impact, which includes a Social Dashboard where you can see a an up to date snapshot of the impact our products are having and the number of people we’ve enabled to upgrade to solar powered lighting. You’ll be able to track our progress as we approach a huge milestone of 10 million lives impacted!

We are also featuring customer stories and benefits, along with updated news, new videos and photographs. Check it out and while you’re there, LIKE us on Facebook, if you haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Business in Myanmar Comes Full Circle
We are happy to announce that our products are now available in Myanmar, through our partner Proximity Designs. The development of d.light and Proximity’s relationship has come full circle. Company Co-Founders, Sam and Ned travelled to Myanmar in December 2006 to prototype their early lighting solutions. The reaction they got to their initial prototype lights inspired them to make d.light happen as a real commercial venture. Proximity is a growing social enterprise whose mission is to move rural families out of poverty.

We’ve been told that the families Ned and Sam had originally contacted continue to inquire about them and ask the field staff “When are those lights coming?” What a great feeling to be able to report that the lights are now available.

One of our new customers in Myanmar, depicted here, is Daw Tin Tin Mya, a midwife and nurse who can now safely deliver babies at night with her d.light S250.
Head Post Offices in India to Sell Solar Lanterns
d.light’s innovative approach to distribution partners has led to a first ever association with all head post offices in the city of Chennai, India. Beginning in the middle of August, a senior India Post official noted that the initial trial was “a huge success and now we are making it available in all the head post offices.”
Donn Tice, CEO and Chairman of d.light, visited India in July to see how the trial was progressing. India Post has been selling lanterns through identified rural post offices in the Chennai city region on a pilot basis.
Entrepreneurial Spirit in Ethiopia
Gemechu Abraham learned about d.light in a business management graduate course from San Diego State University. He wanted to make an impact on the lives of people in his parents’ homeland of Ethiopia. By Dec. 2011, Abraham had delivered d.light solar lanterns to grateful children in the village of Simbo (pop. 400) in Southwest Ethiopia to replace their kerosene lights.
Gemechu Abraham presents a d.light S1 to a student in Simbo
Post-Election DC Glow-in-the-Dark 5KRun/Dance with Living Social

d.light is partnering with LivingSocial and Mercy Corps on Nov. 9th in Washington in the first ever Glow-in-the-Dark 5K Run and Dance. While stepping out in running shoes and glow band, this fun evening of exercise, music, and dance will provide d.light lanterns for schoolchildren in Somalia.
“The theme of the event is to light up the night in DC,” said Bram Levy, LivingSocial’s senior director of development. “We wanted to create the opportunity to light up their night, as well,” Levy says. If you have friends or family in the Washington DC area, let them know about the event.
A Taste of d.light

Paul Njuguna

Joel Barbengy’s family
As part of the team’s ongoing commitment to our customers, each manager has pledged to get out in the field to talk about the products with our end users. In each upcoming newsletter, we’ll feature a short report from the field to give you a taste of d.light’s customers. We’re introducing the first report from Paul Njuguna, d.light’s Brand Building Manager for East Africa. Paul is featured in the Shamba ShapeUp videos discussing the benefits of d.light products with customers.
Paul met with Joel Barbengy in Illula Village on the outskirts of Eldoret town in Kenya. Joel is a father in his 60s who is a retired teacher and currently a farmer and “elder of the village.” Joel’s family is excited about not having to buy kerosene any more. One of Joel’s son’s studies with the S10. He’s happy to no longer experience eyestrain from his old kerosene lantern and eager to see the improvement in his grades. His family uses the S250 in the kitchen to prepare dinner.
Featured Videos
Shamba ShapeUp Episode 10 (Kenya): Christina’s house is no longer filled with the smoke and soot from her old kerosene lamp. Her d.light S250 provides bright, safe light at night and she can also charge her cell phone.

An update from Kopernik on the progress in Oecusse, East Timor where 50% of the households have a d.light solar lantern!

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轉寄︰ Reminder: ACT Social Enterprise Showcase 2012

2012 年 10 月 23 日

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主題︰ Reminder: ACT Social Enterprise Showcase 2012

Hi Everyone

Just a reminder that the ACT Social Enterprise Showcase 2012 is just around the corner, and we really want to see you there!

Social enterprise has the power to enrich our community by providing quality goods and services to government, businesses and individuals all while creating meaningful employment for those who are disadvantaged in our community.  Come and learn more about social enterprise in Canberra.

Please RSVP for catering purposes – delicious baked goods and authentic Sudanese cuisine will be on offer, and we don’t want you to miss out.

轉寄︰ Social Impact Report and the next 20 years of impact investing

2012 年 10 月 20 日

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主題︰ Social Impact Report and the next 20 years of impact investing

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Dear Friends,
Last week we released our 2012 Social Impact Report, which describes the positive change that our investors and donors help create in communities around the world.
The dollar signs and stories we feature throughout the report would not be possible without our investors. Through your investments, we’re financing organizations that develop affordable housing, build community health centers, expand access to financial services, and work in numerous other ways to reduce poverty.
With your support, Calvert Foundation will continue to strengthen and expand our program to reach more underserved communities and organizations that need access to affordable capital.


Latest blog posts

Human Needs and Aspirations: Understanding Social Impact

Human Needs and AspirationsOur friend and former summer intern Usman Javaid explores the concept of impact through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. He makes a case that social enterprises, in addition to providing transformative needs such as food, water, and shelter, can also provide comfort and aspirational needs like affordable appliances, televisions, and sporting goods. Read more »

Girls, Inc.

Girls inc. videoAs part of our continuing coverage of the WIN-WIN six month anniversary, check out our video on Girls, Inc. produced by Kim Kelly and Anna Krebs. Accompanying the video, Beth Bafford writes about her visit to Girls Inc. in Alameda, CA to see her investment dollars at work firsthand. Read more »

In the News

Green Money JournalThe Next 20 Years of Impact Investing

In an interview with Green Money Journal, Calvert Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hall reflects on the strong growth in the impact investing space over the past few years, and describes her vision of a future where all investors have invested at least some of their portfolio in sustainable investments. Read the full article »
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轉寄︰ 首届社会创业和社会创投高峰论坛 开始接受申请

2012 年 10 月 19 日

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轉寄︰ The ClearlySo Newsletter – 19th October

2012 年 10 月 19 日

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主題︰ The ClearlySo Newsletter – 19th October

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Dear Friends,

Things have returned to something of a normality here at ClearlySo following last week’s successful conference. Thanks to all who attended a record-breaking (and venue-busting) SBC12 and we hope to see you all next year.

But things don’t stand still for long around here. National Ethical Investment Week ends tomorrow and then Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off on the 12th of November with Social Enterprise Day on Thursday 15th November. To celebrate, why not drop in for a cuppa and a chat at our free tea-time session on the 8th.

Read on for more and enjoy the weekend!

The ClearlySo Team

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Victoria Gardiner from Loowatt was the worthy winner of our Social Business of the Year Award. For a full gallery of photos from the day, head over to our Facebook page.
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Colleen Baldwin looks back on the day’s events, including a summary of this year’s Social Business of the Year finalists and eventual winner, Victoria Gardiner from Loowatt.
Rod Schwartz expands on the theme of the conference, citing two disaster movies that represent society’s unwillingness to recognise when things have fundamentally changed.
Guest blogger Nick Branch from Thomson Reuters contributes his first post with an excellent summary of just some of the legal issues facing social enterprises today.
In other news
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ekologi have announced that they are opening a free collaborative workspace near Broadway Market in London Fields. Workshop 44 is a free, friendly space for people to meet, work and learn from each other. There’s a small kitchen, plenty of desks, a nice friendly feel, free computers, wi-fi, pool table, and office equipment, and it’s right off of all the great pubs and cafes of Broadway Market. Interested? Email David Miller for more information.
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We’ve got new neighbours! Pure Thread have set up a pop-up shop at 67 Old Street, which is just down the road from our offices (and prime Social Enterprise Alley turf). Until next Friday, you can browse the hottest ethical brands in the world giving you a perfect excuse to “recalibrate your wardrobe”.
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Our social business guru Simon Evill had the pleasure of participating in this week’s double header event hosted by UnLtd in both Leeds and then Manchester. The events focused on supporting and financing growing social enterprises and featured some of UnLtd’s award winners.
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Social Enterprise UK’s annual Social Enterprise Awards is the premier showcase event for the sector’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. This year the event is on the 12th November at Lord’s Cricket Ground and is hosted by Sue Perkins. Early bird rate tickets expire today, so get yours now!
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轉寄︰ Zipcar releases ‘Pay-As-You-Live’ Generation report and top stories in Collaborative Consumption

2012 年 10 月 15 日

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Last week Zipcar released their ‘Pay-As-You-Live’ Generation report, exploring the rise of the collaborative economy and our changing consumer behaviours.The spotlight was also on the policy and legislation challenges facing innovators in the peer-to-peer sector, with articles on GigaOm and in SPUR Urbanist magazine. Check out our weekly digest to catch up on these stories – Six Collaborative Consumption Must-Reads

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Exploring solutions for how technology makes our cities function better, SF.Citi brought together four of its leading young tech entrepreneurs, including Brian Chesky from Airbnb, to ask their vision for a smarter San Francisco. Check out their thoughts in this video.

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