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SoCap Recap: Taking It to the Next Level…Designing to Scale

The following is a panel summary from one of the sessions in the International Development track at SoCap 2010, the social capital markets conference. It is provided here as a both a record of the information disseminated during the session and an opportunity to continue the conversation. SoCap10:  International Development Track Fort Mason, San Francisco … Continued

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Can Capitalism Reach the Poorest of the Poor?

Abby Callard, Beyond Profit This is the first post in a three week long series from Beyond Profit and Triple Pundit that will explore innovative business models aimed at tapping the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) market. More than 3 billion people worldwide live on less than US$2.50 a day—less than a morning coffee at … Continued

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Does America’s Public School System Need a Superman?

By: David Croushore In high school, I graduated with a GPA of 5.8 on a 4.0 scale.  That mark was good enough to be 23rd in my class.  The reason for this bizarre, up-side-down score and rank was the result of a common practice in suburban public schools, tracking.  Until last week, I saw nothing … Continued

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2 Simple Keys to Unlock $120 Billion for Impact Investment

Triple Pundit recently teamed up with SoCap10 to explore the opportunity and challenge of impact investing. In partnership with Myoo Create, we put a call out to bloggers asking: What’s Next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment? Leading up to SoCap10 October 4th-6th, we’re featuring the best answers … Continued

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Can Clean Cookstoves Save People, Planet and Profit?

Can a simple thing like a $25 clean-burning cookstove save lives, combat climate change, and improve our global economy? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United Nations Foundation, U.S. State Department, and the Clinton Global Initiative think so. They, and other partners, have formed a public-private partnership to develop and distribute cookstoves in developing countries. The … Continued

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Building an Equitable Green Economy in New York City

By: J. Mijin Cha Urban Agenda Last fall, Urban Agenda and the Center for American Progress released the New York City Green Collar Jobs Roadmap, the culmination of a 1.5 year long process called the New York City Green Collar Jobs Roundtable. The process analyzed several aspects of the green economy and brought together unions, … Continued

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Financial and Moral Profit at the Base of the Pyramid

Global climate change is on the minds of many, but some of Earth’s inhabitants are noticing the change more quickly than others. This is because many people, particularly those living in developing countries, have traditionally close ties to the land, relying on natural resources every day for survival. As our environment continues to deteriorate, impoverished … Continued

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How to Market a Return on Social Investment

Triple Pundit recently teamed up with SoCap10 to explore the opportunity and challenge of impact investing. In partnership with Myoo Create, we put a call out to bloggers asking: What’s Next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment? Leading up to SoCap10 October 4th-6th, we’re featuring the best answers … Continued

SoCap 2010 Explores Next Steps in Impact Investing

The term “impact investing” has been making the rounds in recent months.  Just last week the Clinton Global Initiative announced the launch of Global Impact 50, an index of the top 50 impact investment fund managers delivering financial returns while creating social and environmental value.  It is estimated that the potential market for impact investing … Continued

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Reform of the US Securities Laws is Necessary for Impact Investing to Reach Full Potential

Triple Pundit recently teamed up with SoCap10 to explore the opportunity and challenge of impact investing. In partnership with Myoo Create, we put a call out to bloggers asking: What’s Next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment? Leading up to SoCap10 October 4th-6th, we’re featuring the best answers … Continued

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How to Build Human Capital for Social Investing

Triple Pundit recently teamed up with SoCap10 to explore the opportunity and challenge of impact investing. In partnership with Myoo Create, we put a call out to bloggers asking: What’s Next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment? Leading up to SoCap10 October 4th-6th, we’re featuring the best answers … Continued

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The Eco-logics of Economics

By Derrick Mains, CEO of GreenNurture The concept of economics, in general, is about how one action affects another and the idea of tracking the consequences of action and inaction into every aspect of the economy. The challenge is that our economy, and capitalism itself, is changing from a purely financial view to one that takes … Continued

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Five Golden Rules for Attracting Impact Investors

Triple Pundit recently teamed up with SoCap10 to explore the opportunity and challenge of impact investing. In partnership with Myoo Create, we put a call out to bloggers asking: What’s Next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment? Leading up to SoCap10 October 4th-6th, we’re featuring the best answers … Continued