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The Pledge to Protect Microfinance Institutions and Their Clients From the Economic Effects of the COVID-19

Whole Planet Foundation Joins 25 Other Signatories
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June 2020. A group of microfinance lenders and key players of the inclusive finance sector published in May a set of principles to better support the microfinance sector during the Covid-19. Since its publication, six new organizations have signed the Common pledge, for a total of 26 signatories.

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June 2020. A group of microfinance lenders and key players of the inclusive finance sector published in May a set of principles to better support the microfinance sector during the Covid-19. Since its publication, six new organizations have signed the Common pledge, for a total of 26 signatories.

Top Tips for Getting a Job in Impact Investment

by Ian Povey-Hall, Head of Impact Investment at Acre
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Impact investment is the fastest growing sector of the financial industry. In a 2019 deal that signalled the scale and potential of the sector’s future, the British asset manager, Schroders (with over $400 billion of assets under management) acquired a majority stake in BlueOrchard. Schroders’ CEO, Peter Harrison, commented that impact investment is a “mega-trend”.​

Need for Speed: Scaling up Participation in a Sustainable Economy

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Over the past few years, as better data has made the risks and opportunities associated with climate change more apparent, investors and businesses have begun to invest in sustainable activities and rethink investment in fossil fuels.

Watch: Land Betterment Corporation’s Impact Minute Episode 2

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Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release Episode 2 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues. 

Ceres Announces New Partnership With Renowned Research Institute to Drive Investor and Corporate Action on the Global Water Crisis

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First of its kind global assessment will help deliver a set of leading, bold investor expectations for companies to value water

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First of its kind global assessment will help deliver a set of leading, bold investor expectations for companies to value water

CIT Provides $37.3 Million Investment for Jordan Downs Apartment Project

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PASADENA, Calif., May 20, 2020 /3BL Media/— CIT and its Pasadena-based banking subsidiary CIT Bank, N.A. today announced a $37.3 million investment in the Jordan Downs Apartments Project, a 92-unit multifamily apartment complex to support low-to-moderate income families in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Virtual Demo Day for Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator Powered by Techstars

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Join us online for Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars Virtual Demo Day! Register to gain access to ten of our founder company presentations. Access will become available on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT. Your registration confirmation will provide you with a specific viewing URL.

If you would have any questions, please contact Paige Hrubik, Program Manager at paige.hrubik@techstars.com.

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The Call to Action for Vulnerability & Courage in Leading Risk

by Kendelle Tekstar, Senior Product Manager at Acre Frameworks
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In the midst of the evolution of the health and safety industry, where human skills are being championed with equal weight as technical skills, a call to action has emerged for more courageous leaders. What does it really mean to be a ‘courageous’ leader though? The Acre Frameworks team has been fortunate enough to build a relationship with an individual driving the daring leadership movement, Adé Adeniji.​​

How to Create Value through Impact Management in 5 steps

By Gilberto Ribeiro, Partner and COO at Vox Capital
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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

Watch Land Betterment Corporation’s Impact Minute Episode 1

Company discusses Impact Investing in its weekly video blog
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FISHERS, Ind., May 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release its first episode of the Impact Minute.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues. 

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