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Social Investment Agency’s Journey
 
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Recruitment Opportunities within the Social Investment Agency
Views: 239 Hudson Global
Three Things: What Is Impact Investing?
 
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Impact Investing emerged from a failure of philanthropy to address social problems. Learn more from professor Elena Loutskina as she breaks down the term "Impact Investing." Loutskina, associate professor of business administration, teaches Finance. Her research focuses on the impact of the securitization markets on the financial management of financial and non-financial corporations. She also does research in the area of venture capital and innovation. Three Things is a Darden School of Business series designed to explain tips to help you and your business succeed.
Views: 7823 DardenMBA
Impact Investing: Where Are the Deals?
 
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Doing well by accomplishing good is the goal of every socially conscious investor. Despite the demand for products that provide both financial and social return, the opportunities are still limited. While investment vehicles from microfinance funds to private equity and structured-debt products are proliferating, it remains difficult to access deals and even harder to track performance. The word about these investment opportunities and solid information about their impact and financial returns need to reach a much wider audience. Panelists will single out successful investment products across asset classes and sectors and suggest how to provide investors with better historical performance information and more solid outlooks. Moderator Amit Bouri, CEO, Global Impact Investing Network Speakers John Chiang, Treasurer, State of California Tony Davis, Founder, Managing Partner and CEO, Inherent Group Giles Gunesekera, CEO, Global Impact Initiative Amy O’Brien, Managing Director and Head of Responsible Investment, TIAA Global Asset Management Deval Patrick, Managing Director, Bain Capital; Former Governor, Massachusetts
Views: 3912 Milken Institute
GREAT Social Enterprises and Social Investment in the UK
 
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The UK is leading the way for social entrepreneurs and social impact investment. This video features a number of entrepreneurs talking about their experiences of running a social enterprise in the UK. It also has investors describing how social impact investing is an exciting opportunity to align financial return with building a responsible and sustainable society. It can have an impact both within the UK and across the world. Find out how to start a social enterprise or make an investment in one in the UK http://bit.ly/1zCDgW2
Socially Responsible Investing Quickly Explained
 
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When investing in a company, you need to make sure they are doing the right thing and that they are profitable. Companies that do the wrong thing expose themselves to massive risks that could have a huge financial impact in the future. I've attached my notes on SRI below: Involves: Environmental pollution Public concerns (Genetically modified food) Corporate Governance. (Is chairman and CEO same person) Focus of regulatory framework. (greenhouse gas emissions Labour issues. (Safe working environment) SRI is any issue that may not have a short term impact but could have significant negative or positive impacts for asset owners in the long term. SRI has a financial impact. Its not a Moral Judgement OR an Investment Judgement. It includes both. It is the right thing to do and its in the interest of the investor Includes: Ethical business practices Transparent reporting Community support Black economic empowerment Methods: Active asset management with regards to voting in board rooms Enforcing good corporate governance Aim for investments that have a positive contribution to society Also focus on unlisted socially responsible opportunities (Educational Entrepreneurs) Approaches: Passive screening. Invest in an ESG benchmark index Positive screening. Establish a criteria before an investment is included in a portfolio Negative screening. Exclude companies on the basis of ESG performance. UN Global Compact: Human Rights International Labour Organisation (no child labour) Environmental issues No to bribery and corruption Trustees feel SRI implementation is too difficult and that it goes against their mandate of sole responsibility of maximising investment returns. Some critics say that negative screening is not consistent with Modern Portfolio Theory as it limits the investment universe thus lowering diversification, but benefits of diversification are marginal and fall rapidly. Most important issue is if negative screening causes a big deviation from benchmark, if a tobacco company like BAT is one of the biggest in the index. Others believe business should stick to doing business. Trustees must: instruct managers to take SRI into account instruct managers to engage with firms in which they invest Independent non-executive directors may not be considered independent the longer they hold their position Factors pushing ESG into the mainstream Nexus between ESG issues and financial performance Stakeholder activism Reputational concerns Consumer pressure and public opinion Pressure from research bodies Pressure from insurance industries Introduction of corporate environmental reporting obligations Rise of the global company Adoption of investment guidelines by the World Bank Growing corporate Transparency IT revolution Social Media pressure Regulation mandating disclosure of ESG investment policies Traits Discipline Transparency Independence Accountability Appropriate behaviour Fairness Social responsibility Good stakeholder relations Communication and disclosure Effective leadership Financial and economic performance Respect for shareholder’s rights Meeting stakeholder obligations Embracing challenges of their business environment
Views: 2776 MJ the Fellow Actuary
UK Social Investment - Opportunities, Challenges and the Critical Questions
 
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Big Society Capital recently hosted a webinar to discuss some of the critical questions that may shape the future of social investment. Visit www.bigsocietycapital.com/what-we-do/our-strategy for more information.
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Vietnam: The Challenges of Investing in Social Good
 
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San Francisco-based venture capital firm Unitus Impact is betting on financial startups not in nearby Silicon Valley, but in far-away Vietnam. Photo: Thomas Di Fonzo / The Wall Street Journal Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
Views: 9179 Wall Street Journal
How private investment can save the World | Justin Sykes | TEDxStPeterPort
 
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Justin Sykes presented a vision for the future of Guernsey's finance industry, where it seeks to promote itself as center of a new movement of "Financing for Good" where private capital managed by and through Guernsey is invested in solving some of the world;s most pressing challenges (poverty alleviation, universal education, tacking climate change etc). In this scenario Guernsey develops itself as jurisdiction of choice for the fast growing impact investment sector (investments with social and / or environmental outcomes as well as financial returns) serving to end inaccurate perceptions about the island whilst driving significant new business here. Justin Sykes is an economic development specialist with over 15 years’ experience in structuring, financing and implementation of innovative and large-scale impact investments for international charities, development agencies, foundations and the private sector that have created thousands of businesses and new jobs. Justin is the Managing Director of Innovest Advisory, a boutique consultancy company which works at the nexus between innovation and social impact and seeks to link socially minded investors with impact investment opportunities within Guernsey and internationally. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 1377 TEDx Talks
Why these investors are focusing on impact investing across Africa
 
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According to the 2016 African Investing for Impact Barometer, investments that combine financial returns with positive social, environmental and/or governance outcomes are flourishing on the continent. Secha Capital is one such player aiming to prove this. In this episode of the MoneyMakers Bruce Whitfield speaks to Brendan Mullen, Managing Director of Secha Capital and Nombuso Nkambule, Co-founder to discuss how it is identifying long-term opportunities for improvement and growth.
Views: 1689 CNBCAfrica
Social Alpha Impact Investment speak challenges and opportunities in project development
 
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Eben Welby-Solomon and Mandla Moyo spoke to Richard King about opportunities and challenges associated with project development in Africa. Connect with Social Alpha on Frontier Market Network: http://www.frontiermarketnetwork.com/company-profile/8985-social-alpha-impact-investment
Views: 174 MatcdeckTV
Socially Responsible Investing is Bullshit
 
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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) combines investing with doing good - what's not to like? Well... a few issues crop up when implementing SRI. As they say: many a slip twixt cup and lip. --------------------- http://www.curreencapital.com twitter: @curreencr
Views: 7028 Curreen Capital
Investing for Impact: What's in Your Portfolio?
 
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The worlds of investing and philanthropy are connecting, and a global trend is growing. Investors and entrepreneurs are pursuing opportunities to achieve both financial and social returns, leverage their impact, and spread, scale and sustain promising ventures and programs for change. Impact investors, who seek returns for people and the planet--as well as their portfolios--are growing in number and effect. But how are the deals actually done? Can you truly make money and have social impact? What makes these deals work? What makes them fail? What should investors realistically expect? What challenges should they anticipate? This panel of double bottom-line innovators will discuss where social capital is going and how they are attempting to generate both progress and profit.
Views: 714 Milken Institute
What is social investment?
 
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Social investment is the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve a social purpose. Charities and social enterprise can use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example by growing their organisation, using it for cash flow, or buying assets like a new building.
Views: 13392 Good Finance
How Does Socially Responsible Investing Work?
 
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Socially Responsible Investing has grown in popularity lately, and it’s easy to see why: you get to grow your wealth and do good for the world. So how does it work? In this episode, I’m going to explain what to look out for when considering Environmental, Social or Governance factors when investing. Please make sure to comment if you’d like to add something to what I covered in this video, or if you want to see more like this on my channel! Don’t forget to subscribe for more Financial Planning tips. Sources: https://www.riacanada.ca/trendsreport/ https://www.msci.com/esg-integration https://thegiin.org/ ------------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://www.pwlcapital.com/Montreal Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/105673 Follow Peter Guay on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLPete - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-guay-cfa-7608663/
Views: 7614 Peter Guay
Which Socially Responsible Investment ETF is best?
 
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Your money has an ethical impact. Socially Responsible Investment funds provide stocks screened along ethical lines, but what is available, how do the indices work and how much do they cost? Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/pensioncraft
Views: 730 PensionCraft
ESG and Impact Investing in Private Equity and beyond | London Business School
 
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Companies that wanted to contribute to society used to receive short shrift from investors. But not anymore. So what’s changed and how is CSR driving profits? Ioannis Ioannou explains Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fQAm0p Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2FKNIFe
Impact Investing: Your money doing good in the world – and your wallet | Kevin Peterson | TEDxFargo
 
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More and more investors are putting their dollars into impact investments. Kevin Peterson of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation explains how this trend is helping save the environment, boost local economies and build child care centers – and how you can be part of it. From New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Upper Valley office in Hanover, Kevin co-leads design and implementation of the Impact Investing Program. He also manages four grant programs: a statewide environment portfolio; the Wellborn Ecology Fund; the Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund; and regional grants/nonprofit/donor relations in the Upper Valley. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Views: 5467 TEDx Talks
What is ESG Investing?
 
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http://www.Gabelli.com Gabelli managing director of ESG, Christina Alfandary discusses the importance and impact of ESG investing. If you liked this video subscribe to our channel! Invest with Us 1-800-GABELLI (800-422-3554) http://facebook.com/gabellitv GabelliTV Footage Credit: Author: mediagl Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/mediagl Author: Alexander Eberle Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/alexandereberle Author: Tim Williams @timallday Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/timw Author: mediagl Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/mediagl Transcript: Gabelli recently presented a session on Environmental, Social and Governance investing to RIAs at a major Conference . We wanted to highlight some key takeaways. First, ESG, Impact and Sustainable investing is becoming increasingly recognized as a way for asset managers, and asset owners to use a broader set of information to evaluate companies’ risk exposure to natural resource constraints. It provides insight into overall quality of management. This is supported by several academic research studies. Integrated ESG investing is not about negative screening anymore but about identifying companies that have better ways of managing a business which is forward looking. Research has shown that top ESG scoring companies often outperform the market over the long run with lower volatility. For this reason, financial advisers should recognize that Sustainable Investing is becoming more important and mainstream to both institutional and individual investors. The Second Takeaway is that With 30 trillion of wealth anticipated to transfer over the next decades from Baby Boomers to GenX and Millennials, it is notable that Millennials and women are particularly interested in ESG and responsible investing. Surveys show 73% of Millennials and 60% of women investors consider these issues. . Whereas Baby Boomers made their money and gave it away through philanthropy, Millennials are committed to doing something impactful with their investments immediately. AND ESG investing has evolved beyond just feeling good. By investing in companies which are managing resources better, It is about mobilizing capital to address large, global challenges like climate change, water scarcity, Product quality, employee safety and business ethics. The next generation is committed to using investments to positively change corporate responsibility and the world. We would point out that while studies show many investors would base purchasing decisions on personal values, less than 15% say they understand how to invest their money in a way that supports their values. The majority of individual have not yet heard of sustainable or responsible investing. So at Gabelli Funds, we see Advisers and asset managers playing a key role in educating investors about this important and growing area . 61% of investors indicate their Adviser has not mentioned sustainable investing to them. We suggest Advisers think about ways to engage their clients on ESG investing. This might be connecting it to personal interests or using it as a bridge from one generation into the next generation. We see Millennial investors become interested when they feel connected to what their investments might accomplish for more than just themselves. Advisers should see ESG and Impact Investing as the next step of GOALS based investing. Lastly, Because Gabelli has 30 yrs of experience in Responsible Investing and we are integrating ESG factors more in the way we look at companies, we welcome opportunities to partner with advisers as they educate their clients in the important area of ESG investing. It Is about People, the Planet and Profits
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Impact Investing in Ghana |  Invest in Ghana - 7 Steps to Success | Social Investment in Ghana Funds
 
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Invest in Ghana with JCS Investments http://www.jcs.com.gh Social Impact Investing Funds - 7 Steps to Success! Identify how to invest in Africa. Social impact investing criticism can arise with shortfalls in the social impact investing metrics. Avoid problems faced by social investors seeking investment opportunities in Africa. Talk to JCS Investments about social investment fund management in Ghana! Discover opportunities for social impact investing funds in Ghana. Review options for investing in Ghana and the JCS risk assessment process, which is designed to minimize risk exposure.
Views: 85 JCS Investments
Return on Social Investment
 
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Video aired at CAWST's breakfast event this morning (15 Sept 2011). Learn more about CAWST : http://www.cawst.org Learn more about the Centre for What Works: http://www.whatworks.org
Views: 1277 CAWST
Impact Investment: An International Development Opportunity? - Keynote and Panel 1
 
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AGENDA 8:45-9:15 AM- Keynote Address Alan Murray Editor, Fortune Magazine 9:15-10:30 AM - Panel Discussion, "Impact Investment: Surveying Approaches and Outcomes" Hubertus van der Vaart CEO and Co-Founder, SEAF David Wilton Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Amie Patel Vice President, Goldman Sachs Asset Management Amb. John Simon Founding Partner, Total Impact Advisors Moderated by: Alan Murray Editor, Fortune Magazine Over the past decade, impact investing has emerged as a growing trend in the field of investment. Implicit in this is the notion that not only does this provide a financial return, but it also provides terms of social, environmental, or development impact. This conference sought to convene development stakeholders from the U.S. government and multilateral organizations alongside a set of diverse actors from impact investing to have an open conversation on how impact investing has evolved and how it can be leveraged to support development outcomes.
Impact Investing in Emerging Markets: Challenges and Opportunities
 
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Move beyond the hype and buzzwords to explore practical strategies for using your investments to drive positive social change, while making a financial return. Randall Kempner of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs will lead the conversation. Get involved.
Views: 2829 The Aspen Institute
Supporting the Golden Centre of Opportunities through social investment
 
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The Golden Centre of Opportunities talk about how the funding from Trafford Housing Trust's Social Investment Fund and support from the Social Investment Team is helping the Somali community in Trafford.
What is impact investing?
 
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Impact investment has a role to play in how we address the world’s most pressing concerns. But what is it exactly and how does it work? Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger explains in this video feature. For more international development news, visit: http://www.devex.com Subscribe to the Devex YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=wwwdevexcom
Views: 5916 Devex
Bulgaria: Social Investment
 
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Vulnerable groups in Bulgaria are receiving aid through the countrys Social Investment and Employment Promotion Project. The project has renovated and rebuilt institutes of education, as well as places where the countrys disadvantaged can find work. One such place is a clothing factory in the city of Stara Zagora, where most of the employees are hearing impaired
Views: 508 World Bank
India Impact Investment Conclave 2016
 
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Impact Investors Council (IIC) invites you for an immersion tour to a land of unlimited impact investing opportunities. Join 100 other LPs from around the world to IIC’s first LP-GP Conference in India from 15-17 November, 2016, with the Grand Finale from 16-17 November 2016, at TERI Retreat, Gurgaon- NCR
Impact Investing and Social Enterprise: New Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities
 
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You have been hearing the terms "impact investing" and "social enterprise" much more frequently in recent years, and this is one of the hottest issues in the nonprofit sector right now. Impact investing—investments designed to produce both social benefits and financial returns—represents a dynamic way for nonprofits to further their mission while opening up funding opportunities from sources never before available. This trend has been fueled by opportunities to channel traditional investment capital into the nonprofit world. Facing potential funding cuts from federal, state, and local governments, as well as other challenges to traditional fundraising and sources of financial support, nonprofits are increasingly forced to diversify their revenue generation to achieve their goals. But what does impact investing actually entail? In fact, a lot of different things—all under the "impact investing" heading. Some of it does not relate to nonprofit at all. But in this program, we will focus on the issues solely from the perspective of nonprofit organizations. While most nonprofits have not even dipped their toe into the impact investing space, some have—including the organizations represented by our panelists—and we will discuss the wide range of cutting-edge activities being undertaken by some very innovative nonprofits. We also will discuss the ways in which a nonprofit taking on investors is a major step, one that can require a number of significant changes to the way your organization operates. But many forward-looking nonprofits have recognized that being committed to their mission does not mean having to be wedded to traditional business models. Nonprofits offer a great opportunity for impact investors and social enterprises to generate significant benefits and results with proven, scaled, and skilled organizations that can leverage this capital and social enterprise opportunities to fulfill their missions. A number of nonprofits have already begun using for-profit practices for social good. In this program, our panelists will discuss the leading characteristics and models of impact investments from the nonprofit perspective, legal issues relating to impact investing (including approaches to tax-related challenges such as "private benefit"), and developments in the impact space. We will explore the pros, cons, and considerations that need to be taken into account in structuring new investment vehicles and separate legal structures, as well as the key federal tax-exemption, securities law, liability, and other legal, tax, and regulatory concerns that make this area so complex and risky for nonprofits. With a panel of three of the leading experts in the space—and their own organizations' rich experiences to draw from—this is one program you will not want to miss.
Paul Brest: Impact Investing and Social Impact Bonds
 
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How social impact investing could change the way philanthropy is done. Takeaways from the 2015 Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneur Symposium.
Impact Investment for Development Summit!
 
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We are in the midst of a fundamental shift in the development paradigm which is critical for development organizations working toward the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Impact Investment has gained world-wide traction as a method of deploying with double or triple bottom line objectives. International Developmental Organizations recognize impact investment represents a new way of addressing development challenges and scaling up solutions. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative as a knowledge partner, invite you to a conference on opportunities and mechanisms to promote impact investing and the role that development agencies can play in promoting these tools and resources from the perspective of key change-makers: social entrepreneurs, foundations, government representatives and impact-oriented investors. The conference will: ■ Explore the practical aspects of engaging with impact investment through dialogue with expert practitioners from the field. ■ Cover the strategic potential and programmatic modalities through which impact investment may be adopted and applied by development organizations keen on fostering social entrepreneurship. ■ Bring together development practitioners, social entrepreneurs, companies and investment specialists to present their initiatives and business models, and generate pipeline investment opportunities. ■ Represent an effort to position new regions (including Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East) and frontiers to impact investing organizations. http://idoimpact.com
Views: 327 IDO Impact
Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investment in the UK.
 
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Video message from Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock on the importance of Social Impact Investments. The Investment Association, in partnership with the City of London, hosted a reception at the Guildhall to celebrate the launch of the Advisory Group report: Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investment in the UK.
CreditEase CEO I Our Social Responsibility Work is An Investment, Not An Expense
 
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Ning Tang, CreditEase Founder and CEO, says that his company's orientation towards achieving social good is intrinsic to their business model. Subscribe to Fortune - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FortuneMagazineVideo FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million, with major franchises including the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including the FORTUNE Global Forum. Website: http://fortune.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FortuneMagazine Twitter: https://twitter.com/FortuneMagazine Fortune Magazine is published by Time Inc.
Views: 135 Fortune Magazine
Social Investment Africa | Social Impact Investing & Business Fund Management - Investor Checklist
 
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Social Investment in Africa - Finding Partners or Predators? Check 5 signs of danger. Apply due diligence with JCS Investments http://www.jcs.com.gh ...select Business Fund Partners with care!! Social Investment is by its nature collaborative, focusing on Social Benefits as well as bottom line returns. However, African Social Investment Fund Managers must be vigilant in safe-guarding the interests of Social Investors, maintaining a strong values-based culture. The Investment Checklist prompts reflection on the intentions of prospective partners! JCS Investment Ltd (email [email protected]) offers an investment advisory service and manages microfinance investment in Ghana (e.g. on behalf of Goodwell Investments). Venture Capitalists and Social Entrepreneurs seeking Social Investment Business Opportunities in Ghana (+ 'hard facts' on Investing in Ghana ) should contact JCS: http://www.jcs.com.gh Find out more about Social Impact Investing in West Africa .. Discuss Corporate Social Investment in Africa + advice on Ghana Investment... email: [email protected]
Views: 187 JCS Investments
Empresta Capital adopts SPM standards to gauge social investment impact | World Finance
 
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Investors in Brazil are looking to alternative investments for decent returns, as the government's bond rates have dropped from 14.5 percent in 2016 to an expected seven percent by the end of 2017. One of those alternatives is Empresta Capital, which combines social impact with attractive returns. Founder and CEO Ricardo George Assaf explains that after the company carved out its niche – supporting underserved small and micro-entrepreneurs in the condominium sector – it realised that as well as returning good growth, its investments were having a good social impact. But how to measure that impact? Enter the Social Performance Task Force, whose standards Empresta is adopting in 2018. For a full transcript visit: https://www.worldfinance.com/videos/empresta-capital-adopts-spm-standards-to-gauge-social-investment-impact For more World Finance videos go to https://www.worldfinance.com/videos/
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Dualis Social Investment Fund קרן דואליס להשקעות חברתיות
 
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Dualis seeks to make a positive social impact in Israel by building and investing in social businesses that train and employ disadvantaged populations - this is what we do. Join Us.
Net Impact Los Angeles Impact Investing 102
 
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Wednesday November 8, 2017 General Assembly Santa Monica GREG WENDT (Director of Integrated Solutions and Senior Wealth Advisor at Stakeholders Capital Wealth Management) is a serial social entrepreneur who builds impact investment opportunities for his clients. Greg moderated a panel of impact investors: JESSE SIMMONS (Investment Analyst, Align Impact) who develops metrics for the "additionality" of impact investments across the risk spectrum, allowing investors to most effectively align their values and their investments; and NATHALIE MOLINA NIÑO (CEO, Brava Investments) who helps scale companies that achieve parity for women, globally, has experience in growing global companies, and has advised organizations in the for-profit (Disney) and non-profit (Bill & Melinda Gates) spaces. Hosted and Organized by Net Impact Los Angeles WEBSITE: https://www.netimpactlosangeles.org/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/NetImpactLA/ CONTACT: [email protected] Filmed and Edited by: Justin Yeh, Net Impact LA Marketing Director Co-Sponsors: Stakeholders Capital Align Impact Brava Investments Social Enterprise Alliance Conscious Capitalism Green Business Networking Special Thanks To: General Assembly Asian Box
Impact Investing | How Social Investors Can Lose Money Fast | Social Investment in Ghana - Africa
 
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Social Impact Investing requires appraisal of business context & success factors! We identify 5 ways Social Impact Investors can Lose Money Fast!! Social Investment demands effective systems - wishful thinking does not support long-term success! Find out more... see Ezine Articles: "Impact Investing - How to Lose Money Fast" (the slides are also available on SlideShare.. search "Impact Investing - How to Lose Money Fast" Review the Five Ways to Destroy Social Investment Discuss how to invest in Ghana with JCS Investment Ltd. JCS is located in Accra, Ghana - http://www.jcs.com.gh The JCS team are strongly committed to Social Impact Investing i.e. triple bottom line investing that ensures Business Success... the focus is on sound investment combined with long-term Social Benefit !
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Sustainable Investment: Geneva Capital Discusses Socially Responsible, SRI, ESG & Impact Investing
 
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Sustainable Investment at http://www.GenevaCapitalSA.com - Swiss-based Private Equity Advisor Geneva Capital S.A. Founding Partner R. Scott Arnell discusses Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Enviromental Social Governance (ESG) & Impact Investing in Frontier Markets with Jill Malandrino on The Street, an independent US-based financial news and services website co-founded by Jim Cramer, author and host of CNBC's show 'Mad Money' (produced by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast [ CMCSA ]). https://youtu.be/lToUcsegiEM Originally published January 16, 2015. Jill Malandrino: Scott, explain to us what socially responsible investment is, and where has the growth come from in this market? Scott Arnell: Socially responsible investing, sustainable investing is an approach to investing that incorporates and integrates extra-financial data into the investment decision-making process. There are a lot of different ways that this is done, but the objectives are generally the same - that is to achieve competitive or superior market returns, while advancing the values of the institution or the investor that's behind it. Now, it's been growing at double-digit rates all across the different categories in Europe - between 11 and 52% in terms of assets-under-management over the last couple of years. The largest SRI, responsible investing category is exclusion, or sometimes referred to as negative screening. In that type of a strategy, the investment universe necessarily excludes investments in certain types of companies or certain types of stocks. So, examples of that would be investments in tobacco companies may be excluded or companies of cluster munitions or landmines or perhaps investment in companies that have business relations with the Sudanese government. The fastest-growing category in sustainable investment, socially responsible investing in terms of growth, albeit from a smaller base, is impact investing and this is where the investor tries to improve conditions on a socio-economic or environmental basis through the investing process. Some examples of that might be investing in housing for low income families, or in companies that are promoting fair-trade coffee in South America or Africa. Now the growth has always been driven in terms of absolute assets-under-management from pension funds, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. Where I work, in Europe, there is legislation in many countries like the UK, France, Germany that requires pension funds and public investment funds to disclose how is their portfolio is impacting social or environmental ESG concerns as well as the investment process. Jill Malandrino: Well your clients are all institutional-based, so the question of does this limit diversification where performance... it's a little bit different than a retail investor, because that would be the obvious question, there are other ways for them to improve performance, but looking at it on an absolute basis, when you employ SRI, do you lose any advantage because of less diversification or missing some of the performances of excluded stocks? Scott Arnell: That is a very good question, and when a client is thinking of getting into SRI, socially responsible investing / sustainable investment, that is the first question that they ask, and consequently, we have looked at that a lot. There are several studies out there and a lot of work that has been done, and I haven’t seen anything that indicates that you will necessarily under-perform the market by excluding aspects in your investing universe especially with the types of industries that typically get excluded in responsible investing. On the other hand, there have been studies out there that are promoting the idea that you will outperform the market by having responsible investing type portfolio. I don’t think the results on that are conclusive either. At the same time, I think there's a growing consensus that companies that do integrate sustainable investing, environmental social and governance, ESG - type factors in their business model and in their management, are better-managed companies and will outperform over the long run, nevertheless most funds and businesses are reporting results on a monthly or quarterly basis. It depends on your investment horizon. Jill Malandrino: OK thanks very much Scott for joining us. For The Street in New York, I'm Jill Malandrino.
Startup Funding Explained: Everything You Need to Know
 
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Crowdfunder — Social Investments Platform
 
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Crowdfunder, the UK’s largest crowdfunding site, aims to be the most effective social investment platform in the world. See how Crowdfunder uses Stripe Connect to easily and securely automate payments between its donors and projects. See how Connect works for your business here: https://stripe.com/connect
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Navigating Opportunities in Impact Investing
 
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Triodos Investment Management has become the strategic distribution partner for ‘Catalyzing Wealth: the Guide to Impact Investing,’ written by Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier. In this video, Julia and the Chairman of the Management Board to Triodos Investment Management, Marilou van Golstein Brouwers share their insight on the role advisors within impact investing and how socially responsible investing (SRI) fits in.
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Impact investments complement social work background
 
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Portia describes how her background in social work fueled her interest in impact investments. Learn more about impact investing at http://www.calvertfoundation.org/invest
Responsible investment in practice: ESG risks and opportunities in municipal bonds
 
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Moderated by: Emily Kreps, Head of Investor Initiatives – North America, CDP James Dearborn, Head of Municipal Bond Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments Emily Robare, Vice President, Credit Research, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management David Sand, Chief Investment Strategist & Chief Impact Investment Officer, Community Capital Management Thomas Stoeckmann, Head of Municipal Research, Wells Fargo Asset Management 02:34 Investor case studies: incorporating ESG in muni bonds 26:41 What is the difference between positive impact and credit risk considerations? 34:16 Is there a positive correlation between good governance and positive impact? 37:38 What are the specific challenges for green muni bonds? 45:51 How do you communicate your responsible investment perspective to your investors? 53:29 Q&A 56:12 What disclosure or data would you like to see come out of the muni market that may help your investment process?
Views: 228 PRI
G8 Social Impact Investment Forum - auticon
 
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Social Impact Economy: Impact investors and social entrepreneurs Tim Harford (Financial Times) interviews Johannes Weber (Social Venture Fund) and Dirk Müller-Remus (auticon). The G8 Social Impact Investment Forum, held in London on 6 June 2013, brought together 150 leaders in social impact investment including senior politicians, government officials, major philanthropist, business and finance executives, social entrepreneurs and academics and provide an opportunity to consider the steps needed to enable the market to operate on a global scale. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/social-impact-investment-forum
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Impact Investing and Nonprofits - January 14, 2016
 
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Are you a nonprofit organization wondering how you can benefit from “impact investing”? If so, you are not alone. It is one of the hottest questions of the day in the sector. As nonprofits increasingly solicit support in a multi-donor world, new attention has been focused on the opportunities to channel traditional investment capital into the nonprofit environment. Impact investing, or investments designed to produce both social benefits and financial returns, represents a new funding opportunity for nonprofits and a new way in which to further their mission. Over the last several years, impact investing has emerged as a new asset class within the traditional investing world and has potential for significant growth as participation, risk assessment, and reporting standards emerge. The participation of investors who wish to achieve social benefits—individuals, for-profit corporations, nonprofits, and governments alike—is expected to generate innovation in financial structures and arrangements. The impact investing structures already in use span the waterfront, and many more are expected. While this period of innovation will bring successes and occasional failures, it also will require greater overall sharing of insights and experiences across the sector to better support the development and adoption of impact capital within the nonprofit community. While the appeal of impact investing is undeniable, nonprofits need to understand that taking investors on board is a major step, and implies a vast number of changes in the way your organization operates—changes that might conflict with your mission, your governance structure, and even potentially your federal tax-exempt status. As interest in the investing side of impact investing continues to grow, long-term success will require an increased focus on the measurement of impact or the specific social benefit outcomes that a nonprofit generates. To be ready, nonprofits will need to assess program opportunities that could not only benefit from nontraditional impact investment funding, but also meet the requirements for robust outcome measurement. At the same time, the role of the finance, legal and other supporting functions within nonprofits will need to continue to evolve to be able to effectively identify, structure and support these new potential opportunities. As this new source of potential program funding continues to grow and evolve, we invite you to join us for an insightful, practical discussion—led by two trailblazers in the field from the in-house legal side, and one of the nation's leading nonprofit tax attorneys—of: -The various structures available to and utilized by nonprofits in recent years to take advantage of impact investing; -The pros, cons and considerations that need to be taken into account in structuring new investment vehicles and separate legal entities; -The impact of developing impact investment functionality on internal human resources, legal and finance teams; -A comparison of nonprofits entering into investment vehicles directly versus through for-profit subsidiaries; and -The key legal, tax, regulatory and other concerns that make this area so complex for nonprofits The program also will focus on some case studies—from The Nature Conservancy, ACCION International, and others—to help illustrate these issues and draw out lessons learned. It will help you to better evaluate the potential impact investing opportunities that are consistent with your mission, risk tolerance, governance structure, and funding strategy. Introduction and Overview: Thomas Dente, Chief Operating Officer, InsideNGO Moderator: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Partner and Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Venable LLP Speakers: Kevin Saunders, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, ACCION International Kamil Cook, Esq., Senior Attorney, NatureVest / The Nature Conservancy DISCLAIMER: The contents of this site, including all articles, opinions, and other postings, are offered for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. A visit to this site or an exchange of information through this site does not create a client-attorney relationship. You should consult directly with an attorney for individual advice regarding your particular situation. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.
Social Investment Tax Relief: All you need to know on Advanced Assurance
 
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Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) is a new tax break introduced by the Government to encourage individuals to invest in charities and social enterprises. Individuals receive a 30% tax break when investing into an eligible organisation. Listen to Big Society Capital and Neil Pearson, Partner at Mills & Reeves discuss how you can apply for Advanced Assurance with HMRC, what to consider during the process and expert advice on making a successful application Find out more at www.bigsocietycapital.com/sitr.
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Introducing social impact investment to international development
 
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Session Two: Introducing social impact investment to international development Elizabeth Littlefield (OPIC); Ashifi Gogo (Sproxil); Jean-Michel Severino (I&P); and Chris West (Shell Foundation). The G8 Social Impact Investment Forum, held in London on 6 June 2013, brought together 150 leaders in social impact investment including senior politicians, government officials, major philanthropist, business and finance executives, social entrepreneurs and academics and provide an opportunity to consider the steps needed to enable the market to operate on a global scale. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/social-impact-investment-forum
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Sustainable Investing: Innovative Plans From a New Generation
 
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The Milken Institute is proud to support the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the preeminent global impact investing competition for graduate business students. Focused on both financial and social returns, impact investing is growing rapidly. Investors are hungry for opportunities and participants now include many of the world's most astute investors who see winning strategies combining their capital and their values. Some of the most exciting impact opportunities are being developed by a new generation of social entrepreneurs creating market-based solutions to large-scale global challenges. Be ready with your questions for the Sustainable Investing Challenge winning team and join us for a stimulating, interactive panel to learn how these future leaders are changing the face of impact investing.
Views: 838 Milken Institute
What is Ethical Investing? Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
 
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What is ethical investing? How to invest in ethical way? What is social impact investments? How to find mutual find or stocks to invest in ethical way? Watch this video to find the answers. Social responsible investing is an important part of modern world. It is also called green investing or ethical investing or Socially responsible investing (SRI), or social impact investments. If you are interested in socially responsible investing, you have to find mutual funds, or companies offering these services.
Views: 2377 Joyful Investor
Robinhood APP - My stock portfolio - Socially responsible investing for social change
 
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Follow my progress as I dive head first into investing, while trying not to lose it all!! Socially responsible investing (SRI), or Social investment is also known as sustainable, socially conscious, "green" or ethical investing, is any investment strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and social good to bring about a social change. Please note I am not a market professional. I am not responsible for any trading losses that may be experienced by following my wayward lead. :) Have fun and happy trading.
Views: 291 Doctor Dividend
Technology’s Impact on Investment Management
 
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Growth in exponential technologies offers exciting investment opportunities for long-term investors. But are they right for you? www.edelmanfinancial.com/tv

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