According to their teacher, the girls did extensive research with a particular blind classmate and his mobility coach to determine how to make the app most effective and understand the struggles he faces in navigating without eyesight.
An infusion of cash from like-minded investors can transform a good idea into powerful change.
Now we also have research to back up what culturally we’ve suspected for a long time – and to tell us exactly how money influences behaviour. Money makes us less likely to help others
SIBs clearly have immense relevance in this country and India may well go on to become the lead issuer of such Bonds once the process is established.
Observations have shown that, by preventing water stagnation by means of aeration, it is possible to control mosquito breeding and thereby control the proliferation of malaria.
SIBs have focused on areas like recidivism, education and health. Just last week, the United Kingdom announced a new social impact bond model to help train unemployed and disadvantaged young people to help them get into the workforce.
Imagine a stock market where share price is based solely on the currency of creating social impact. If you improve the lives of people in a community, identify a tangible solution or business model for a social problem, your stock goes up.
In this article we show how we analyzed ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance)
criteria to improve equity portfolios. We have used the data of Sustainalytics as a
particularly detailed source of ESG-Data and the Alfa-Testing Module from FactSet as
a powerful tool for conducting backtests. Sustainalytics provides an attractive and
independent database with its up to 148 ESG sub-factors per company.
At BDO we’re fascinated by the potential of social investment to transform local services, which we highlighted in our 2011 report.
CareMessageTM offers healthcare organizations a powerful web platform to streamline care management and interactive mobile programs to improve health outcomes.