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Women in Asia Are More Financially Savvy than Women in the U.S.

Around the world, the face of wealth isn’t what it was a generation ago. Today, it’s increasingly young, worldly, self-created — and female.<p>Our new book, <i>Harness the Power of the Purse: Winning Women Investors,</i> based on recent research from the Center for Talent Innovation, indicates that there is a …

Mad Men

Technology stocks, attractive in a slow-growth world, are investors' favorites again

Technology stocks are trending big-time as investors latch on to innovative companies racing ahead in a slow-growth world.<p>The tech-heavy Nasdaq is the best performing major U.S. stock index this year, gaining 6.6 percent as the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial averages have …

What’s up in the world of tech? March 23 – 27 2015

Please leave comments on how to improve this round up of technology news in the section below. Email brett.cole@ansarada.com if you would like to get …

The Post

Step One in Growing Impact Investing: Prove Social Enterprise Works

Rigorous evidence of impact is not just about accountability in impact investing. It is an enabler of the field's growth in its own right.<p>That holds true across the board. Whether its investments in for-profit or non-profit organizations, with philanthropic or commercial impulses, proof of impact …

Philanthropy

Can you set a standard for social impact?

The growth of social impact has led to a proliferation of reporting methods, meaning business are working towards different bottom lines<p>Social impact has come a long way since the early days, when a brief nod in the annual corporate social responsibility review would suffice. Social impact …

London Stock Exchange

Impact Investing's Newest Champion -- the Millennial

When you think about Millennials, those born between 1979 and 1990, what comes to mind? Perhaps someone in their late 20s still living at home with their parents? How about the recent graduate who just completed their third master's degree? What about someone who has figured out how to use their …

Investing

The 4 Questions That Need To Be Answered Before Investing In Social Impact

According to Charity Navigator, in 2013 individuals gave $335.17 billion to organizations with a mission of positive social impact. 64.5 million Americans (26.5 percent of the population) volunteered time to a social cause. Many of us have the desire to give, and a growing number are committing …

The hare gets rich while you don’t. Back the passive tortoise

2014-08-01T10:43:27.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>Nomura, as part of an excellent report looking at various aspects of active versus passive investment …

Axa builds 'fund of funds' for socially responsible investing

Axa's Impact Investment Initiative pulls together small pools of capital to create large-scale positive social impact<p>OK, so you're a fund that supports microloans for education, and we like that. But what percentage of those loans are awarded to women? How many help people who are the first …

Venture Capital