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Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress

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by Debra Schwartz Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation 

Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found.

I have used that phrase over the years to describe how foundations and other impact-focused investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments are able to take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital in order to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.

Small Business Owners Descend on Washington to Advocate for Small Businesses With Goldman Sachs CEO, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg

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More than 2,000 small business owners will descend on Washington for the first-ever 10,000 Small Businesses Summit: The Big Power of Small Business from Feb. 13-14. They will charge Capitol Hill with more than 2,000 small business owners to chart a path for growth and share their experiences and insights with policymakers. Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C.

The Role of the Private Sector in Women's Economic Empowerment

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The Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment (GBCforWEE) brings together a group of major multinational corporations - who were first convened in 2014 by Professor Linda Scott, Emeritus DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as part of the Corporate summit on women's economic empowerment - to discuss how better to include women in the world econ

Broken Trust

Fully two-thirds of countries are now considered “distrusters", compared to about half a year ago. This is a stunning collapse in trust.
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At this year’s World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, PR firm Edelman shared its comprehensive annual Trust Barometer, confirming what we all know: global trust in institutions and leaders is at an all-time low.  Fully two-thirds of countries are now considered “distrusters” (under 50% trust in the mainstream institutions of business, government, media and NGOs to do what is right), compared to about half a year ago.  This is a stunning collapse in trust, even from last year’s low base.

IIE’s Women Enhancing Technology Program Celebrates the Achievements of the Next Generation of Female Tech Leaders in India

Student teams, sponsored by Goldman Sachs and Qualcomm, recognized for homemade mobile apps
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BENGALURU, India, August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ Multinational corporations and local students are coming together in a grassroots effort to enable new opportunities and empower women in technology and entrepreneurship. Middle and high school female students will compete in the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) Graduation Pitch Event in Bengaluru, India, on August 20th.

Bloomberg Co-Hosts First Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Coaching Session in the UK

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Last week, Michael Bloomberg – co-chair of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council – addressed 400 small business owners at Goldman Sachs’ London headquarters.
 

Major U.S. Banks Call for Leadership in Addressing Climate Change

Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley & Wells Fargo issue joint statement on the need for global climate agreement
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NEW YORK Sept. 28, 2015 /3BL Media/  Six major U.S. banks – Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo – have issued a joint statement calling for cooperation among governments in reaching a global climate agreement. The statement, published today by the sustainability advocacy nonprofit Ceres, voiced support for policy frameworks that “will provide greater market certainty, accelerate investment, drive innovation in low carbon energy, and create jobs.”

Impact Investing Scores $60B in Sustainable Assets - The Minute

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Activity in the financial sector defined as responsible investing or socially responsible investing, has gotten a new term to fit a fast-growing, related practice: impact investing. Impact investing describes efforts that provide a return on investment while focusing on social and environmental issues. Criteria for the projected profitable outcomes of targeting such issues are an integrated component of the investment process. RI or SRI also includes negative criteria as part of its decision making.

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