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Much more than just a conference – Lilongwe Malawi, 14-17 April 2015

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We need your help to raise $122,000 in order to restore land and change lives Maximpact is reaching out to its network to assist World Vision  in raising  the remaining $122,000 for the 2015 Beating Famine Conference in Africa. This is your opportunity to be part of a global movement In 2012 the first Beating […]

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The Evolving Meaning of Sustainability

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Sustainability is a key concept for our times. For impact investors who want to put their capital behind better ways of doing business, it’s an important indicator of investability. But what exactly do we mean when we say “sustainability” or “sustainable”? This blog explores how the meaning of sustainability is changing and what that may mean for social investors.

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Thinking Systemically About Water: An interview with J. Carl Ganter

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Water sector investments continue to be high on the wish-list of many impact investors. But what are the wider issues surrounding investment in water? Maximpact talks to J. Carl Ganter, award-winning CEO and Founder of Circle of Blue and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security.

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Liquid Assets: Impact Investing in the Water Sector

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Liquid Assets: Water is a hot issue in investing circles these days. Once considered a free natural resource, water is increasingly a focus for finance and speculation—hardly surprising in a world where water stress is a reality, global demand for water is on the increase and investment in water-related infrastructure is urgently needed.

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Water Sector Spotlight Deal: HydroMentia

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Imagine a water treatment technology that costs less than traditional chemical treatment methods but which improves water quality by delivering low treatment levels using a natural and sustainable solution. Our latest spotlight deal—HydroMentia—can do just that.

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Funding Water and Sanitation Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid

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The global water and sanitation crisis claims more than 3 million lives every year, mostly in communities at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid. But what can impact investors do to help? Guest blogger Katie Bessert reports on research into new ways to fund SMEs in the water and sanitation sector.

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EVOLUTION OF A PIONEERING APPROACH: THE WORLD SANITATION FINANCING FACILITY

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The World Sanitation Financing Facility (WSFF) started life as a timely idea. Born out of a conversation between Arthur Wood, then global head of Ashoka’s social financial services, Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Association and World Toilet Day, and Dr Guy Hutton, the leading Sanitation Economist for the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), it came into being just as the wave of interest in social benefit investing was gaining momentum.

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Spotlight Deal: Wello WaterWheel

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The case of the Wello WaterWheel, now listed on Maximpact’s Intermediary Portal, shows how fast a good idea can catch on, attracting enthusiastic users, collaborators and investors from an early stage.

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