ImpactAssets Releases “IA 50″ Impact Investing Showcase

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ImpactAssets Releases "IA 50" Impact Investing Showcase

“Impact investing is moving into the mainstream,” said Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist of ImpactAssets. “We’re in a positive cycle where the increase in investable opportunities is bringing more investors into the impact fold, and the results from those investments fuel increased awareness and desire to achieve social and environmental as well as financial returns.”

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Investors plough £3.25 billion in social & environmental change

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Investors plough £3.25 billion in social & environmental change

9 per cent of Ethex investors are aged between 20-29, investing an average £1,110, and 13 per cent are aged 30-39, investing an average £3,237. This is much closer to the age distribution of the UK population than the 2013 survey which found just 3 per cent of positive investors were in their 20s and 8 per cent in their 30s.
The average sum invested on Ethex is £5,504 – 55 per cent more than the average £3,551 invested positively in the 2013 report – and half of investors have two or more investments.

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StandApp is a crowdfunding platform designed to raise money for nonprofits specifically on mobile devices.

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StandApp is a crowdfunding platform designed to raise money for nonprofits specifically on mobile devices.

Stand is the next generation of crowdfunding. This is mobilefunding. Crowdfunding holds immense power. It makes good on the long-held promise that one person can change the world. But that promise is not yet fully realized, because crowdfunding is not as simple or mobile as it should be.
Crowdfunding is ripe for revolution. Stand is that revolution.
Stand is a friction-free mobile technology that empowers you to change the world—in 4 steps—from your smartphone.
We put the stand in your hand. As a “stander,” you can launch a campaign whenever the feeling strikes, wherever you are—with one photo.We are hand-selecting the finest philanthropic partners with whom to launch the technology, so that when you stand, you deliver. With impact. For those who want to give (“givers”), you can can fund stands in 30 seconds or less.

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A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

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A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

Thanks to pioneering investors and organizations like DBL Investors, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Rockefeller Foundation, and B Lab who have supported the development of infrastructure and measurement systems, created certification programs and invested directly in companies, the impact investing market is poised to become a mainstream phenomenon.

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5 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Pitch Deck To Get Your Startup Funded

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5 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Pitch Deck To Get Your Startup Funded

One of the worst mistakes you can make while pitching is to surrender to “Death by PowerPoint,” which is basically just really bad use of PowerPoint. That includes not following the 10/20/30 rule, not including images or video or anything visually appealing, and making the presentation your primary method of communication (rather than you). Don’t do it. Listen to Guy.

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Defending Credit for the World’s Poor with Data Science

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Defending Credit for the World’s Poor with Data Science

We researched the relevant domain of the social problem in question (microfinance, poverty, credit risk, fraud). We rolled up our sleeves to collect, extract, and convert the client’s dataset into a clean and intelligible format. We brainstormed and tested different features, algorithms, and parameters to find the most appropriate model for our use case, carefully evaluating our performance. We translated the model’s value into real business concerns for the client, making critical decisions about its use.

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