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Collaborative Capitalism And The Rise Of Impact Investing

Author : Cathy Clark
ISBN : 9781118862544
Genre : Business & Economics
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Investing with the explicit goal of creating financial returnsalongside measurable social and environmental benefits is catchingfire. Wall Street's biggest players are rushing to provide clientswith access to new impact investing options, amid growing consumerdemand and evidence that the approach can be successfully executed.Recent research on outstanding impact investing funds has revealeda mature practice, vibrant with commercial investors, providingstable, predictable returns to their investors as well assupporting the creation of millions of jobs and other tangibleoutcomes in markets overlooked by traditional asset managers. And yet, the individuals and organizations committed to impactinvesting are just the tip of the iceberg in a larger movement.This includes the growing field of social enterprise, wheremarket-based solutions can go beyond what government andphilanthropy can do to directly address society's problems. And itincludes institutional investors who have utilized impact screensand shareholder activism as a risk reduction strategy over the past30 years. Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of ImpactInvesting sees these movements as signs of a much morefundamental shift, as finance as a whole responds to an increasedconsumer demand for market transparency—the need to knowexactly what we are buying, where and how it was made, and who itaffects. By putting a lens on the underlying practices that bridgeimpact investing and risk mitigation finance, the book outlines thetransformation in finance itself, driven by more cross-sector,transparent relationships in the service of creating long-termvalue for multiple stakeholders, not just shareholders.

The Impact Investor

Author : Cathy Clark
ISBN : 9781118860816
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book offers details on impact investing embodied in the experiences, and best and proven practices of some of the world's most successful impact investors. It discusses the parameters of impact investing, providing both context and tools to those eager to engage in the generational shift in the way finance and business is being approached in the new era of collaborative capitalism. It presents a simple thesis: "Impact investing can be done successfully. This is what success looks like, and this is what it requires." With much-needed lessons for practitioners, the authors view impact investing as a harbinger of a new, "multilingual" (cross-sector), transparent, and accountable form of economic leadership. It serves as a resource for a variety of players in finance and business, including: investors, wealth advisors/financial services professionals, non-profit investors and partners, business students, policy makers and corporate leaders. --

The Innovation Blind Spot

Author : Ross Baird
ISBN : 9781944648626
Genre : Business & Economics
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Our innovation economy is broken. But there’s good news: The ideas that will solve our problems are hiding in plain sight. While big companies in the American economy have never been more successful, entrepreneurial activity is near a 30-year low. More businesses are dying than starting every day. Investors continue to dump billions of dollars into photo-sharing apps and food-delivery services, solving problems for only a wealthy sliver of the world’s population, while challenges in health, food security, and education grow more serious. In The Innovation Blind Spot, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ross Baird argues that the innovations that truly matter don’t see the light of day—for reasons entirely of our own making. A handful of people in a handful of cities are deciding, behind closed doors, which entrepreneurs get a shot to succeed. And most investors are what Baird calls “two-pocket thinkers”—artificially separating their charitable work from their day job of making a profit. The resulting system creates rising income inequality, stifled entrepreneurial ambition, social distrust, and political uncertainty. Our innovation problem makes all our other problems harder to solve. In this book, Baird demonstrates how and where to find better ideas by lifting up people, places, and industries that are often overlooked. What’s more, Baird ultimately outlines how to create long-term success through “one-pocket thinking”—eliminating the blind spot that separates “what we do for a living” and “what we really care about.”

Corporate Social Performance

Author : Agata StachowiczStanusch
ISBN : 9781681231662
Genre : Business & Economics
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Corporatee Social Performance: Paradoxes Pitfalls and Pathways to the Better World is authored by a range of international experts with a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and provides a collection of ideas, examples and solutions on CSP implementation and problems that occur in this area of consideration. The last decade had abundant corporate, national and international ethical and financial scandals and crises. After this epoch of moral catastrophes stakeholders expect that corporations which are considered as the most powerful institutions today and which have enormous impact on our planet’s ecosystems and social networks will take more active roles as citizens within society and in the fight against some of the most pressing problems in the world, such as poverty, environmental degradation, defending human rights, corruption, and pandemic diseases. Although Corporate Social Performance (CSP) has been a prominent concept in management literature and in the business world in recent years "it remains a fact that many business leaders still only pay lip service to CSR, or are merely reacting to peer pressure by introducing it into their organizations." (Bevan et al. 2004:4). So do really companies do “well” by doing “good” or maybe” companies engage in CSR in order to offset corporate social irresponsibility’? (Kotchen and Moony, 2012 p.4). I hope that we would agree that companies and CSR only by working together guarantee their own survival and we the society and the planet will be much obliged (Thomé, 2009 p. 3).

Principles And Practice Of Impact Investing

Author : Veronica Vecchi
ISBN : 9781351284745
Genre : Business & Economics
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Impact investing is gaining global attention from society, governments and businesses. Increasingly, it is seen as a new paradigm to deal with the economic crisis and curtailed public budgets, an answer to the diversified needs of society. It now ranks high on the policy agenda of governments and international organizations, and private investors are searching for new investment opportunities to channel the liquidity available. This book is the first to look at impact investing as a "refocus" of venture capital to sustain the development of societal impact enterprises. Principles and Practice of Impact Investing collects chapters from international experts on the subject, discussing the foundations of the movement, analysing leading international cases and debating future trends in the field. It also includes interviews with some of the most influential stakeholders of impact investing across the world. The book is an inspirational and practical guide for actors and stakeholders to enable better understanding of impact investing. Taking an international perspective, the chapters primarily deal with mature economies, setting it apart from the existing literature focused on emerging countries. The book will be of interests to practitioners and executives, as well as researchers and MBA students.

The Oxford Handbook Of Capitalism

Author : Dennis C. Mueller
ISBN : 9780199942596
Genre : Political Science
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The financial crisis that began in 2008 and its lingering aftermath have caused many intellectuals and politicians to question the virtues of capitalist systems. The 19 original essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe, analyze both the strengths and weaknesses of capitalist systems. The volume opens with essays on the historical and legal origins of capitalism. These are followed by chapters describing the nature, institutions, and advantages of capitalism: entrepreneurship, innovation, property rights, contracts, capital markets, and the modern corporation. The next set of chapters discusses the problems that can arise in capitalist systems including monopoly, principal agent problems, financial bubbles, excessive managerial compensation, and empire building through wealth-destroying mergers. Two subsequent essays examine in detail the properties of the "Asian model" of capitalism as exemplified by Japan and South Korea, and capitalist systems where ownership and control are largely separated as in the United States and United Kingdom. The handbook concludes with an essay on capitalism in the 21st century by Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps.


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New Age Marketing

Author : Upinder Dhar
ISBN : 8174465871
Genre : Marketing
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The theme of NICOM 2008 being held between January 9 to 11, 2008 is 'Strategies and Trends in Marketing: A New Economy Perspective'. The issues, challenges and dimensions of the emerging scenario are grouped into the following sub-themes. 'Marketing Information System' brings together scholarly contributions on Marketing Research and Analytics, Business Intelligence and Forecasting Tools, Data Mining in Marketing and Decision Support System, Knowledge Management and Environment Sensing for Marketing. The sub-theme 'Value Creation: New Paradigms' has deliberations on Marketing Innovations, Trends in Pricing Strategy, Diffusion of New Products and Marketing Mix Decisions. 'Value Delivery in Marketing' covers topics on Disintermediation, Re-intermediation, Managing Marketing Channels, Logistics and Technology and 3PL and 4PL. 'Managing Marketing Communication' looks at Managing Brands, Changing Face of Advertising, Marketing Communication on Internet, Managing Content and Blogging The New Marketing Tool. 'Marketing Metrics' gets together papers on measuring Performance, Expectations, Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty and Preferences, Awareness, Attitudes and Usage. 'Business Markets in New Economy' looks at Business Integration, Managing Suppliers, E-Marketplaces, Extended Organization and Managing Procurement. 'Marketing and Technology' debates on the issues in Process Automation, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Managing Customer Data Bases, E-commerce and Technology, Customer Information Security, Retail and Technology and Managing Online Services. 'Interdisciplinary Studies' gives a platform for Cross Cultural Studies, Marketing of Financial Services, Marketing of Hospitality and Tourism, Marketing of Healthcare Services, Managing Services, Retail - the Changing Face and Ethical Issues in Marketing. This book is the result of publication of selected works out of over a hundred papers presented at the Conference. It is appropriately titled 'NEW AGE MARKETING: Emerging Realities'. It is divided into four parts in line with the theme and sub-themes of the Conference as follows: Part-A: Marketing and TechnologyPart-B: Value Creation and DeliveryPart-C: Changing Face of MarketingPart-D: Marketing Metrics

Treasurer S Report On South African Investments June 1985

Author : University of California (System). Office of the Treasurer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105071071901
Genre : Business & Economics
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Education At A Glance 2006 Oecd Indicators

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264025325
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This annual report presents indicators showing who participates in education, what is spent on it and how education systems operate and the results achieved.

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