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Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

What’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will…

The Women Effect: a Billion Women are about to Transform the Global Economy

Janet Yellen, Christine Lagarde and a handful of U.S. senators notwithstanding, women are still underrepresented in the world of finance. So it was a reversal earlier this month to be…

The Coming Capital Convergence

True Believers As attendees entered last week’s SoCap conference in an old Army warehouse on the San Francisco waterfront, they filed past a large graphic projected on a screen depicting…

Beyond Connectivity

Data-driven apps are opening a new era of global development. That’s one of the big takeaways from the recent Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, Calif. It’s hard to pinpoint…

SOCAP wrap-up: Human capital, mobile madness and green jobs

SOCAP, the social capital markets conference, wound down in San Francisco earlier this week. What follows are some insights and reflections from the event. Venture (human) capital: Jacqueline Novogratz of…

SOCAP report day 1: Get investable!

For social entrepreneurs attending SOCAP10, the social capital markets conference underway this week in San Francisco, the call to action is: get investable! The conference feels different from social change…