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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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Does the Social Investing Sector Need Activist Investors?

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Activist investors are turning the corporate world upside down with aggressive campaigns to change strategy and leadership. At the same time, they’re rewriting the rules of engagement between businesses and those who invest in them, contributing to a more combative climate in the boardroom and beyond. What will this mean for social businesses and the investors who back them?

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Why impact Investors and Businesses Need Better Ways to Communicate

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Impact investors and impact-driven businesses share a strong desire to see that businesses are tri-profitable, producing financial rewards, social benefits and environmental regeneration. Yet shared values aren’t enough for successful collaboration. To work together more effectively, argues guest blogger Antony Upton, they need better tools for sharing information.

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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors from the WEF 2015

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The World Economic Forum has been and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2500+ of the world’s most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer than 1700 private jets, what do we know about what’s coming in 2015? And, more specifically, what lessons did the Forum hold for impact and social investors?

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Taking an Integrative Approach to Impact Investment

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The G8 Working Group report Allocating for Impact has given our sector the tools to expand into the mainstream, argues Harald Walkate, Head of Responsible Investing for Aegon Asset Management. But it will take active outreach to the individual decision-makers within pension funds, insurance companies, asset management firms and sovereign wealth funds to bring the changes needed for impact to reach its full potential.

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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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Why corruption is a problem for impact investors—and what we can do about it

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Corruption is a problem for global business—and it’s twice the problem for impact investing because it strikes simultaneously at both of impact’s stated aims: profit and benefit. In this article we look at how corruption hurts the development of new kinds of social investing and show how the impact community can help fight the tide of dirty money and illegal dealing that’s slowing down our progress.

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Equity Crowdfunding: Giving Small Impact Investors Entry to the Marketplace—Finally!

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From the beginning, impact investing has been the realm of the large private investor, mainly foundations, high-net-worth individuals and family offices. Until now, there have been few opportunities for individual investors to get involved. Now that’s changing as equity crowdfunding grows in popularity, finally giving individual investors the chance to put their capital behind impact.

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