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53% Of Bankers Say Ethics Inhibit Career Progression - Here's Why

The Economist found, rather sadly, despite all the glad-handing and happy-talk, that <b>53% of financial services executives believed that strict</b> …

Santa Clara University’s social benefit incubator: 202 enterprises graduated, 100 million lives impacted

Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is one of the many educational institutions that have developed programs aimed at social entrepreneurs — people who want to do some good while doing well.<p>Last Thursday, 13 social enterprises — including Husk Power Systems, which is …

Can impact investing successfully cross from land to sea?

As impact investors savvy about food and agriculture ventures seek their first ocean deals, here’s what they need to know<p>Impact investors have plunged headfirst into food and agriculture deals, but when it comes to ocean ventures, they're just starting to learn how to swim.<p>Impact investing in …

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Measuring Impact: Best Practices For Investors

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) recently released its report, “Getting Started with IRIS,” which is a comprehensive “how-to” guide for measuring impact using the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards published by GIIN. The report, which is available for free, helps impact investors …

'Locavesting' Meets Crowdfunding Meets Social Entrepreneurship

What better way to strengthen communities, while empowering regular people to support nearby small businesses, than by helping individuals fund local entrepreneurs?<p>This movement—coined locavesting by author Amy Cortese in a recent book–is at the core of a Seattle-based social enterprise by the name …

What will the world's megacities look like by 2025? Tokyo's population is expected to grow only 5% to 39 million - while Beijing is expected to almost double to 23 million, UN data shows. How can we make booming megacities more livable - and revitalise the ones that are stagnating? Read more about the world's expectations in our Outlook on the Global Agenda: http://reports.weforum.org/outlook-14/ Click here for a larger version: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/img/WEF_GlobalAgendaOutlook_DigitalAsset_Megacities_2013.jpg

Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Adam Braun remembers a night a few years back when he was at a fancy, New York City rooftop soiree having an extended chat with a venture capitalist. About 20 minutes into the conversation, the investor asked Braun about his profession. …

'Dark Money' Groups Give Big to Similar Nonprofits

By Julie Patel<p>This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.<p>New Internal Revenue Service tax returns shed light on hefty spending by key nonprofit groups on political campaigns and …

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Articles about 7 solar powered homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>As a thought-provoking exploration of environment and design, this minimalist ring-shaped holiday home in Aragon, Spain, abandons...<p>Resolution:4 Architecture creates …

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