VR FOR IMPACT

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VR FOR IMPACT

Virtual reality can connect us and create empathy by opening our eyes to someone else’s perspective. Education through immersive experiences creates awareness, and can lead the world to act on global issues the human race is facing with a sense of commonality. Let’s create a pathway to global peace and prosperity together!

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Health Workers Are Using Smartphones To Monitor Essential Medicine Use And Track Diseases

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Health Workers Are Using Smartphones To Monitor Essential Medicine Use And Track Diseases

The SMS for Life program uses smartphones to improve access to medicines and increase disease surveillance, keeping track of antimalarials, vaccines, and HIV, TB and leprosy treatments. Medical workers will also be able to send notifications to district medical officers when stock levels are low.

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“Impact investing” inches from niche to mainstream

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“Impact investing” inches from niche to mainstream

Definitional squabbles still plague the impact community.
BlackRock Impact and Goldman both also offer two looser investment categories: “negative screening” ie, not investing in “bad” sectors—say, tobacco or oil (SRI); and “integrated” investments that take environmental, social or governance (ESG) considerations into account (eg, by selecting for firms with, say, good working conditions). Neither firm, however, provides a complete breakdown of these categories by assets under management. The industry is also held back by a restricted choice of asset classes, and by the limited scale of investment opportunities

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Putting Community First in Social Innovation Education

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Putting Community First in Social Innovation Education

It’s our duty as educators to incorporate the community’s voice into all social innovation education practices. To do this well, we must place communities and community-based challenges at the center of our work, and organize university resources in such a way that we create viable solutions as well as meaningful developmental experiences for students.

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Impact Investor Assets Grew 18% Between 2013 and 2015

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Impact Investor Assets Grew 18% Between 2013 and 2015

The report was based on data from 62 impact investors that have completed GIIN’s annual impact investor survey each year from 2014 to 2016, answering questions regarding their activities for the year prior to data collection, plans for the following year and general perceptions of broader market trends and topics.

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