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China just made a move to tackle the biggest threat to its economy, and it reeks of desperation

Chinese officials have told Reuters that they will start allowing commercial banks to swap nonperforming loans in super-indebted companies for stock.<p>That move is usually called a debt-for-equity swap.<p>From Reuters:<p>The new rules would reduce commercial banks' non-performing loan (NPL) ratios, and …

Economy

Does Impact Investing Work? Vital Capital Case Study Shows It Does

When General Wesley K. Clark first heard about the idea of impact investing, he was skeptical. One trip to Angola convinced him that it had the potential to lift people out of poverty in ways that philanthropy and humanitarian aid could not. “This is the only way it will work,” he told me.<p>In April, …

What's In It for Business in the Fight Against Poverty?

<b>By Mal Warwick</b><p><i>The fourth in a six-part series on the fight against global poverty adapted from</i> <i>The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products</i> …

Can Impact Investors Actually Make Money?

Dr. Andrew Kuper, President and Founder of Leapfrog Investments, says impact investors can make money–and have impact.<p>At 3:30 PM Eastern I’ll be visiting live with Dr. Kuper here to discuss the social impacts and financial returns at Leapfrog. We’ll also discuss the moral question posed by some …

Social investment needs investees, not just investors

As the social investment community basked in G8 attention and the London sunshine, observers could be forgiven for thinking that social investment alone would save the world. "We've got a great idea here that can transform our societies, by using the power of finance to tackle the most difficult …

Why Impact Investing Is An Emerging Paradigm Shift In Philanthropy

<i>Earlier this year, the 2013 Social Innovation Summit convened at the United Nations Plaza in New York City. To spotlight some of the ideas and initiatives represented at the conference, The Skoll World Forum asked some of the leading social innovators in attendance to share with us the latest</i> …