A successful – 20 year old – crowdfunded impact investment project

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A successful - 20 year old - crowdfunded impact investment project

The foremost aim of the hotel’s owning company and management is the successful operation of the hotel. At the same time a number of jobs is reserved for unemployed women who join our team. LADY’S FIRST offers 12 part-time positions for unemployed women in need. This provides employment with full guidance and helps re-integration into the job market. This social aspect is supported by public funds.

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What is Wall Street’s Frat Boy Culture Doing to Our Planet?

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What is Wall Street’s Frat Boy Culture Doing to Our Planet?

The path to a sustainable society requires far more than highly efficient green technology, far more than renewable energy, organic food, or, revitalization of local economies, improved awareness of water resources and waste, though all of those things are important. We also need mature men and women who can stand upright and make choices that serve the general good, and if that means deferring their immediate gratifications, then so be it. A good place to start on that path is to stop glorifying these robber barons and their excesses and to stop perpetuating the frat boy culture on Wall Street and everywhere else that responsible and mature men and women with sound judgment and an unselfish view of the world are needed.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Introduces Innovative Pay-for-Success Program in Partnership With New York State and Social Finance Inc.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Introduces Innovative Pay-for-Success Program in Partnership With New York State and Social Finance Inc.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced a social impact partnership with New York State and Social Finance Inc. that resulted in a successful capital raise of $13.5 million to fund a new pay-for-success program. The offering proceeds provided by private and institutional investors will be used to fund a 5 ½-year program focused on comprehensive reentry employment services to 2,000 formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City and Rochester, N.Y. The Rockefeller Foundation provided a $1.32 million guaranty facility to the project, which will cover 10 percent of the investors’ principal should the project fail to repay investors 100 percent of their investment.

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Ten Start-Ups That Helped Save the World in 2013

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Ten Start-Ups That Helped Save the World in 2013

Recent years have seen an explosion of start-ups focused not only on generating profit, but also bettering the planet and everyone living on it. Whether it’s tackling climate change, alleviating global poverty or reducing landfill burdens, these entrepreneurs are figuring out how to make a living while also making a difference.

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Introduction to the Mainstreaming Impact Investing Initiative

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Introduction to the Mainstreaming Impact Investing Initiative

This publication’s target audience includes three key groups: (1) investors looking to start impact investing; 2) active impact investors looking to expand impact investing from a limited part of their work to a full-fledged strategy; and (3) intermediaries, policy-makers and development finance institutions whose support is vital for the sector’s growth.

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