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How to find impact investing deals (or develop the deals you’ve already got)

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The impact and sustainable investing market is a crowded place these days with big business, social entrepreneurs, private investors and governments all getting into the act. Yet investors are still finding deal-sourcing a challenge. At the same time, intermediaries and entrepreneurs are still struggling to develop deals and find partners. So, how can we bring the different parts of the sector together to speed up the pace of change and make more impact?

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Transforming Poverty into Sustainable Prosperity through Agri-business and Agro-processing

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Like in many regions around the world, poverty is the scourge that’s destroying disadvantaged communities in the Overstrand region of the Western Cape – South Africa. One of Maximpact’s latest deals introduces their innovative Agri-business and Agro-processing solution for a social enterprise with commercial business activities, whose surplus profits will fund and grow the existing social purpose programmes.

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Weekly Deals: Empowering Women

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Impact investors have an opportunity to support women-led businesses, but they often lack information and access to quality deals. Our latest deals from the Women’s Empowerment sector discuss where to look for opportunities.

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Weekly Deals: Natural Resources

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There are compelling reasons for investing in natural capital -­ our ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources –­ and the choices for investors in these areas are increasing. Here are three latest deals listing with Maximpact this week.

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New Biomimicry Deals Seeking Investment

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Biomimicry, a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, is an emerging field that is increasingly catching interest from impact investors and social businesses. We discuss three new biomimicry impact deals currently seeking investment on Maximpact platform.

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CLEAN DEALS: SANITATION SECTOR ACTIVITY ON MAXIMPACT

Sanitation may not be the most glamorous part of the social benefit sector but it’s potentially big business: Current estimates value the market for products and services at $80 billion over ten years. With this incentive, businesses are starting to take up the sanitation challenge. Several of the most promising innovators are listed on Maximpact today.

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WOMEN IN IMPACT – MAVIA ADVISORY PROFILE

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We strive to increase positive impact for our clients and their beneficiaries by creating transparency and bridging the gap between people wanting to engage in positive change and adequate, high quality investment and philanthropy opportunities for impact.

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About Maximpacts Womens Empowerment Sector

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Women are an immense resource for social change. It has been proven with countless statistics that women’s collaborative actions are a prerequisite for the fight against poverty and human rights. UN Women, the UN Global Compact, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and other agencies provide findings that demonstrate that gender diversity helps business perform better and that achieving the Millennium Development Goals requires a rapid integration of gender equality.

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Spotlight Deal: LightUp Africa

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“When was the last time you had to go without electricity for a day…? Now imagine going one day,one month or your entire life without access to electricity. That is how life is for 85% of Kenyans, over 500,000,000 Africans and 1.5 billion people around the world.” Light Up Africa founder Alan Hurt

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MOBILE TECH COMMUNICATES IMPACT

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Mobile phones and other forms of mobile communication technology are making their mark on the developing world. The number of mobile subscriptions has grown to 6 billion, of which 5 billion are in developing countries, according to a World Bank report. More than 30 billion apps — pieces of software that extend the capabilities of phones were downloaded in 2011. It’s likely that record will be far surpassed in 2012.

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