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82% of all the wealth in the world went to just 1% of its people last year

That wealth inequality is the latest sign things are continuing to move in the wrong direction according to an Oxfam study (via CNBC). The report comes on the heels of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week. Among other findings in Oxfam’s reports:<p>Just 42 people own as much …

Income Inequality

Impact investing in the GCC

Shailesh Dash, Founder & Board Member of Regulus Capital highlights the potential of impact investing in the region.

How companies are spending on CSR projects

<b>New Delhi:</b> In the three years since Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules were implemented, not much has changed in patterns of spending by the …

How to Access the Tremendous Potential of Millennial Giving

Whether we want it or not, change always reaches us. It’s an imperative that’s just as applicable to our individual lives as it is for the nonprofit …

Strategic philanthropy is smart but not wise

The Summer 2014 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review contained updated perspective on strategic philanthropy, “Strategic philanthropy for a …

Opening the Flow of Social Impact Investment

In 2017, it’s astonishing that 1 in 10 people – nearly 850 million worldwide – don’t have access to safe water. Some 2.3 billion are living without …

Female Nonprofit CEOs Still Get Paid Way Less Than Male CEOs

A new study finds that the bigger the organization, the larger the pay gap.<p>You might think that the nonprofit sector, with its general focus on progressive policy, might avoid at least some of the ill treatment of women in its workforce. But new data shows that, just like in the private sector, …

CEOs

Mainstreaming Sustainable and Impact Investing | World Economic Forum

The Future of Sustainable and Impact Investing project aims to build industry coherence and collaboration to accelerate the evolution from the …

The Philanthropy World Is Embracing Impact Investing

Instead of just using the stock market, more and more foundations putting their endowments into projects that help the world–including hitting the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>In 2015, the United Nations laid out its Sustainable Development Goals to track global progress against massive social and …

Sustainability

GiveDirectly Is Showing Its Donors Exactly What Effect Their Money Is Having

The model solves one of the biggest hang ups in philanthropy: As the name implies, donors like to, well, give directly—as in, know their cash …

Philanthropy

How To Lead In 2017

The central leadership question of 2017: What do you do when the unexpected arrives?<p>I didn’t know what to do. A protester had just stood up in the audience, shouting questions toward the stage, where I was moderating. As host of the event, it was my responsibility to defuse the situation. But …

Jordan Spieth

Will Trump’s Tax Plan Hurt Philanthropy?

He wants to limit the tax benefits of donating to charity, and big charitable organizations are worried about what that might do to their budgets.<p>The tax reform plan that Donald Trump ran on to get elected carries something of a ticking time bomb for philanthropy. Once he’s inaugurated, the rules …

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down

Schultz will be replaced by Starbucks' president and COO, Kevin Johnson, effective April 3. Johnson has been a member of Starbucks' board of directors for seven years.<p>Schultz will be appointed executive chairman. According to the company, he will shift his focus to Starbucks' higher-end Reserve …

How impact investing can reach the mainstream

Clear measurement standards, high-grade operations, specialized products, and more training for entrepreneurs can make impact investing a more …

Venture Capital

Nasdaq: Why You Should Invest In Sustainable Companies

Evan Harvey is the Director of Corporate Responsibility for Nasdaq. He manages all corporate sustainability (environmental, social, and governance strategy), philanthropic, and volunteering efforts. This includes internal management of systems and disclosures as well as external engagement with …

Thousands of people to Trump on Twitter: 'We can't just get along'

So much for coming together on Thanksgiving.<p>On Thursday morning, "We Can't Just Get Along" was trending on Twitter, a reference to a fiery column …

Investment in India's social enterprises could rise eight-fold to $8 bln by 2025: research

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Social enterprises in India could attract up to $8 billion in investment by 2025, eight times more than in 2015, due to the scale of social needs and available capital in the fast-growing economy, a study by consultancy firm McKinsey & Company …

Startups (India)

Impact Investing Isn't a Hype: It's an Evolving Toolbox of Opportunities

Women entrepreneurs are often an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion while driving positive social change. Solar Sister, for instance, an organization started by Ashoka Fellow Katherine Lucey, is empowering women to become an active part of the grassroots clean energy economy, …

Germany Supports A Europe-Wide Ban On Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2030

Huge climate reductions will require huge shifts in transportation.<p>Germany may be next on the list of countries experimenting with removing gasoline-powered vehicles from its roads. The twist here is that Germany’s new bi-partisan agreement wants to remove the internal combustion engine from all …

The Right (And Wrong) Way To Harness Your Company’s Underdog Status

Fighting against long odds can be a powerful motivator and a smart marketing move, if you do it properly.<p>Everyone loves an underdog–the person or group that’s expected to lose but somehow manages to pull through. For startups and small companies taking on big competitors, underdog status can be an …

New Balance

Will Facebook’s Workplace Prove An Effective Productivity Tool?

Communicating better and faster should make workers more productive, especially on a platform they’re already familiar with, right?<p>You already<p>waste spend a lot of time on Facebook while you’re at work, don’t you? Your boss may be fine with that–and might soon actually require it.<p>Last week the …

Social Media

How Grantmaking Can Create Adaptive Organizations

By Douglas EasterlingPhilanthropists should create collaborative relationships with grantees that cultivate critical thinking, learning, and …

Impact investing’s not inefficient; your money’s working double duty

<i>Laura Doering is assistant professor of strategic management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.</i><p>If your investments were a person, who would they be? Perhaps a bespectacled accountant tallying pennies in a cubicle. Or maybe an exhausted analyst with shoulders hunched over an …

Impact Investing Gains Muscle, Sees Enormous Opportunity In India

2 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Impact Investors Council (IIC), the national association of impact venture capitalists (investors in social<br>enterprises) in India, recently said that 2015 impact investments crossed $500 million and are …

Impact Investing

How Silicon Valley’s Talent Wars Are Killing Its Nonprofits

Bay Area nonprofits are being priced out of the Valley as salaries and overhead costs continue to skyrocket<p>When you imagine a typical nonprofit, you may picture a soup kitchen, a community center, or a homeless shelter. While such services still exist, many nonprofits now design apps, build …

Silicon Valley

Nutonomy just beat Uber in the race to launch self-driving cabs

Earlier this month, Uber announced that it would begin testing self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh sometime this month. But it’s now been beaten to the punch by autonomous vehicle tech firm Nutonomy, which is kicking off public trials in Singapore today.<p>Nutonomy will invite select residents of …

H&M Connects With London College of Fashion on Sustainability

The project is part of the company's aim to embrace a circular business model.<p><b>RECYCLABLE FASHION:</b> Hennes and Mauritz is teaming with the London …

Sustainability

8 Reasons Why 1000 Corporate Commitments to Action On Climate Change Matter

From lipsticks to logistics, chemicals, to credit cards. Companies and investors whose products and services touch almost every part of our daily lives have made 1000 commitments to take bold action on climate change, as part of We Mean Business' 'Take Action' campaign.<p>This landmark - and the …

Ceres Q&A With Nancy Pfund: 'The progress we are making is undeniable'

<i>Ceres is launching a new Q&A series as part of its Clean Trillion campaign aimed at elevating clean energy investments globally by an additional $1 trillion a year in order to minimize damaging climate change impacts. The series will focus on investment thought leaders who are paving the way in</i> …