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Impact Investing

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

In The Power of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg explain impact investing and share impact investors' stories.
 
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Microfinance

The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.
By Dean Karlan | 4 | Aug. 13, 2014
 
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Energy

Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.
By Pepukaye Bardouille & Dirk Muench | 2 | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Building Local Currency

Three lessons from successful advocacy projects in the Global South.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Looking to Nature for Social Innovation

Tapping into latent knowledge within and around us can spark ideas and inspiration for solving social issues.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Engaging Employees for Emerging Market Success

Intel’s new approach to getting technology into rural classrooms worldwide.

By Shelly Esque | 2 | Jun. 5, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Metrics 3.0: A New Vision for Shared Metrics

After accountability and standardization, what should the next phase of measurement focus on?

 

Impact Investing

Student Finance: A New Frontier for Impact Investing?

Student-lending innovations from emerging markets could expand access to education.

 

Nonprofit Management

VisionSpring Aims to Provide Eyeglasses to Millions

The connection between proper vision and economic development.

By Kevin Hassey & Jordan Kassalow | 2 | May. 29, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

When the Rhythm Changes, So Must the Dance

Why careful listening is important to starting and scaling positive social change.

By Molly Melching | 4 | May. 20, 2014