Social Innovation News and Ideas

Selected impact investing information from around the Web.

How advisers can capitalise on impact investing

Impact investing, which seeks to generate a solid market return by investing in companies that have a positive social and environmental impact on society, is at the center of a trend toward more...more

Innovative Clean Water Impact Investment Project Launched

Impact investing seeks to fill the gap between philanthropic donations and what governments in developing countries can spend on projects to improve the lives of their people. This is the position...more

Omidyar Sharpens Focus on Multi-Lingual Platforms for India

Investors in India are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into new multilingual technology platforms that are designed to give rural populations an entry point into internet usage. The Omidyar...more

Here Are Your Design for Social Impact Honorees for the 2018 Core77 Design Awards

Core77.com serves a global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals. Core77 announces its Design for Social Impact award winners for 2018. The...more

A Social Entrepreneur Explores Africa's Future

An article focuses on a lecture given by Dr. Wendy Luhabe of South Africa at North-West University. Dr. Luhabe is an entrepreneur who focuses on the empowerment of women. The lecture is discussing...more

Start-Ups Pitch Innovative Ideas in Tech Boot-Camp

Young people from around Nigeria are entering a pitch competition in hopes of winning start-up funding from N-Power, a program paid for by the federal government. The top five of this competition...more

Could Embracing Innovation Accelerate Progress in Philanthropy?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Despite $60 billion dollars going toward philanthropic causes each year, no philanthropist can identify a problem they have actually solved. While hungry people may be fed, and homeless people may be...more

Volume of Impact Investments Doubled in 2017
Foundation: Case Foundation

Impact investing focused on deals aimed at doing some social good, not just making profits, doubled in the last year to an estimated $228 million worldwide, according to the 2018 Global Impact...more

How Peru's startup ecosystem is unlocking talent and driving inclusive growth

According to a story in Impact Alpha, one in four working-age individuals in Peru was involved in an early-stage company last year. A growing number Peruvian startups are using innovation to drive...more

Social Determinants of Health Data Field is Wide Open for Development

Few healthcare organizations are investing in social determinants of health technology, and while an uptick is expected, the market will remain relatively weak until providers find the best way to...more




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New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost

New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost
The New York Green Bank gets an initial $210 million of funding boost from the state for...



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