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Somak Ghosh: A Contrarian Approach to Impact Investing

Somak Ghosh was a founding member of YES Bank which, less than nine years after starting its operation, is now the fourth largest private sector bank in India. Last year…

India’s New Age Investor, Inspired To Create A Global Brand

India has been referred to as a ‘hotbed’ for social enterprise and startups. Millennials are turning to careers in tech and innovation, launching their own ventures instead of signing up…

Impact Investment: Just 1% – 2% of Venture Capitalism, says Arun Gore

Esha Chhabra chats with Arun Gore, the president and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures, about impact investing movement. Arun Gore is at the helm of Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV), a venture capital…

5 Talking Points Post Skoll World Forum

   by Mark Clayton Hand The Skoll World Forum, the world’s glitziest talking shop on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, is full of conversations. Here are four topics receiving major…

The Rainforest: Creating an Ecosystem for Impact at the Global Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Victor Hwang, co-founder of the Global Innovation Summit, addressed the audience.  (Photo Courtesy of Subject) The rainforest was at the heart of Silicon Valley last month. Greg Horowitt and Victor…

WIN-WIN For Women: Calvert Foundation

DC-Based Calvert Foundation announced a new initiative WIN-WIN, which will invest $20 million in organizations and individuals that support women, in the US and globally.  Dowser spoke with Lisa Hall,…

Doug Lawrence: Reviving American Eco-nomy

Doug Lawrence is the Managing Principal of NY’s 5 Stone Capital, a new equity investor in green real estate and green business.  He speaks to us about the recent Jobs…

Sasha Dichter of Acumen Fund on 2011 and What’s to Come in the Year Ahead

This is the 1st part of our Year in Review Series, in which we reconnect with our group of experts about the trends they forecasted for social entrepreneurship in 2011…

Jed Emerson: What Impact Investing Has to Offer in Today’s Rocky Economy

Jed Emerson and Antony Bugg-Levine have co-authored a new book titled Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making A Difference. Emerson has worked at Harvard and Stanford, focusing…

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…

Weekly Roundup: UK Launches New Social Impact Bond, Keystone XL, and Climate Change and Conflict

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship and change.

Weekly Roundup: New Standards for Impact Investing, Solutions in East Africa and Citizens Step Up To The Plate

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship. GIIRS Revs Up For…

What do you need to do your job better? Reporting on SOCAP/Europe

In Amsterdam from May 30th – June 1st, the SOCAP/Europe conference brought together 650+ people from around the world to discuss money and meaning. The result was a packed 3-day…

Ross Baird of First Light Ventures on closing the gap between entrepreneurs and investors

The best social innovations can be stalled in the ideas phase without funds to get started. In this series social entrepreneurs discuss fundraising: strategies, pitfalls and sweat spent on the…

Natalia Oberti Noguera on launching the Pipeline Fund Fellowship

Natalia Oberti Noguera is on a mission to increase funding to for-profit social ventures by empowering more women to become investors and approach giving in a different way. Last year,…