CEO of Canada’s largest credit union, says socially conscious financial institutions outperform big banks along nearly every measure that matters.
This article outlines the group’s discussion, including historical background of mutual aid practices, the significance of mutual aid today, examples of mutual aid in the community, and the operational and legal questions that must be considered as these practices become widespread.
As foundations look for new ways to put their money to work for their social missions, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and The Good Analyst (TGA) have partnered to offer a spectrum of impact investing services. Impact investments – investments that generate social or environmental impact alongside a financial return – allow foundations to improve social outcomes in their community while recycling or even growing the money they can use to make a difference.
Kickstarter at first may seem like an easy way to raise funds quickly, but it takes an incredible amount of work from the moment you conceptualise the campaign through staying accountable to backers as the project gets underway.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. — This town in the hills of Upstate New York is best known as the birthplace of IBM. During the 1980s, there were 10,000 IBM workers in Endicott. Now, after years of layoffs and jobs shipped overseas, about 700 employees are left.
A new report from the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) claims that the concept of impact investing has been widely embraced by the industry.
It is my opinion, and that of those who we do business with, including our securities lawyers, that these proposed rules effectively make General Solicitation a non-starter for startup companies. If the SEC’s intention, with these proposed additional rules, is to neuter General Solicitation to the point that it is legal but nobody avails themsleves of it, they will succeed.
Today’s dominant, developed economies are increasingly focused on supporting the elderly, where the least developed countries are transformed by population booms and where Africa, for better or worse, is more important than ever. And Impact Investing with it!
IBM’s award-winning and fast-growing Smarter Cities initiative. M-PESA’s profound impact on banking the underbanked in Kenya. Philips’ ever growing suite of Green Products. How did these particular companies manage to scale their social innovation initiatives and business models when we know that the world is littered with well-meaning pilots that went nowhere?
Feedie hopes to turn “foodies” into “feedies.” After a restaurant customer uploads a photo on Feedie and shares on his social networks (Google+, Foursquare, Facebook or Twitter), participating restaurants donate money to The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a daily meal to extremely poor and at-risk school children.