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Impact Investing: The Challenge of Job Creation

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This is the third post in a series by Morgan Simon on the trends, challenges and opportunities of impact investment, focusing on an exploration of the mechanisms which allow affected communities to lead and shape investments.

What is impact investment? This might be the most important, and simultaneously, most overplayed question of our industry. Forgive me for repeating it; however, it is critical we return to the conversation to consider how communities can better engage in, and benefit from, impact investment.

Number of Companies in S&P 500® and Fortune 500® Reporting on Sustainability More Than Doubles From Previous Year, According to New Analysis by Governance & Accountability Institute

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NEW YORK, December 17, 2011 /3BL Media/ - The rise in ESG / CSR / Sustainability reporting among U.S. companies in the S&P500 Index® and the Fortune 500® resulted in a dramatic increase from 2010 to 2011, according to an analysis released today by Governance & Accountability Institute.

RSF Social Finance Makes a Loan to Ceres Community Project

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(3BL Media) San Francisco, CA - July 10, 2012 - RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce a new loan to Ceres Community Project, a non-profit which prepares and delivers free healthy, organic meals to Sonoma and Marin County residents dealing with the stress and challenges of a serious illness.

Ceres will use the funds to purchase its newly renovated headquarters and commercial kitchen facility in downtown Sebastopol.

RSF Social Finance Supporting Impact Investing by Sponsoring Slow Money

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Looking for a new kind of social investing for the 21st century? If so, plan to join Slow Money’s emerging network of thought leaders, investors, donors, farmers, social entrepreneurs and everyday folks for their 3rd National Gathering this October in San Francisco.

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Looking for a new kind of social investing for the 21st century? If so, plan to join Slow Money’s emerging network of thought leaders, investors, donors, farmers, social entrepreneurs and everyday folks for their 3rd National Gathering this October in San Francisco.

Biofuels Slowly Take Flight with the Airline Industry

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Airlines won final approval from a U.S.-based technical-standards group to power their planes with a blend made from traditional kerosene and biofuels derived from inedible plants and organic waste.”

Calculating the Cost of Improved Corporate Responsibility

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This is the second in a 3-part series outlining a framework for pushing C-level executives to improve social responsibility within their company, originally published on the CSRHUB blog.

 

Pushing the C-Suite towards social responsibility

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This is the first in a 3=part series about pushing a company's C-level executives toward social responsibility. It was originally published on the CSRHUB Blog

By Bahar Gidwani

Mission Markets Musings: Rob Thomas

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I realized Michael Van Patten was following me after the third conference. 

Social Venture Network, Slow Money Gathering, and SRI In The Rockies are all conferences I have attended for quite some time.  The beauty of these conferences is the opportunity to network with like-minded members of our community.  Michael is the founder and president of Mission Markets, and we soon sat down together to learn more about each other’s business.   

Mission Markets Musings: Vicky Stein

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It’s spring and the crocuses are finally peeking through in the garden.  I am excited about the prospect of rebirth and regeneration that comes with this season.  As I look around, I see some exciting new growth in impact investment opportunities as well.  One that caught my eye recently is a press release from Enterprise Community Partners announcing the launch of their Community Impact Note. 

Mission Markets Musings: Andrea Alexopoulos

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My job here at Mission Markets gives me the unique opportunity to be inspired on a daily basis.  I am in charge of Member Services -- that means I assist companies seeking capital that demonstrate a social or environmental mission to list their offering on our platform.  Aside from providing these groups with the listing requirements, walking them through our platform, and encouraging their patience with our website, I have the privilege of learning about these different companies and the great work they are doing in the social and environmental space. 

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