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Social Lendings as a Tool for Credit Improvement

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Executive Summary  Our third annual survey on the impact investment market sheds light on this nascent and growing market by collecting data on investors' expectations and experiences in 2012, as well as their plans for 2013.  Respondents report that they committed USD 8bn to impact investments in 2012, and that they plan to commit USD 9bn in 2013.  Most respondents report that their portfolios' financial and impact performance are in line with their expectations, with nearly two-thirds of the sample targeting market rate financial returns on their impact investments.  Ninety-six percent of respondents measure their social and/or environmental impact, and four out of five fund managers highlight the importance of impact measurement for raising capital.  While respondents believe the market continues to be challenged by a lack of appropriate capital across the risk/return spectrum and a shortage of high quality investment opportunities, they indicate progress is being made evenly across these and other indicators of market growth.
07/01/2013
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Executive Summary I.Introduction............................................................................................................................................ II.Background........................................................................................................................................... III. Pilot Overview....................................................................................................... IV. Data and Measures ............................................................................................................................... V. Analytic Approach.............................................................................................................................. Verifying Random Assignment............................................................................................................ 10 Empirical Model.................................................................................................................................. 11 VI. Pilot Results....................................................................................................................................... 12 Who Applied for and Received the MyAccountCard? ........................................................................ 13 How Do MyAccountCard Features and Card Messaging Influence Card Take-Up and Use? ............ 15 Cost of the MyAccountCard ............................................................................................................ 16 Linked Savings Account .................................................................................................................. 18 Product Messaging—Safety versus Convenience............................................................................ 19 How Do Individual- and Local-Level Characteristics Influence Use of the MyAccountCard? .......... 19 VII. Discussion of Findings...................................................................................................................... 20 VIII. Conclusion...................................................................................................................................... 21 IX. References ......................................................................................................................................... 22 X. Appendix A: Empirical Model and Tables.......................................................................................... 24 XI. Appendix B: Project Costs .................................................................................................................  

Reference Framework

Reference framework prepared for Mexico G20 with country models and examples, and the work of Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion(GPFI), AFI, IFC, CGAP, the World Bank, UNCDF and others.
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The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing

Times of great crisis can be times of great opportunity. At the beginning of 2012, there is no end in sight for the economic malaise and fiscal crisis that is gripping many parts of the developed world. Global growth is slowing, even in emerging economic powerhouses like India, billions of people remain trapped in poverty. As politicians debate the best way to reform the financial system to prevent future collapses, protestors around the world are questioning the moral foundations of the capitalist system itself. Despite the crisis, shifting attitudes, new technologies and the promise shown by the microfinance revolution have led to new opportunities for market-based innovations to serve the global poor. These are being pioneered by ambitious entrepreneurs who are taking great risks for little potential financial reward, but for tremendous potential social value. Such ideas have elicited a rush to the new field of ‘impact investing'. Hundreds of funds have been set up in just a few years and billions of dollars are to be invested in the next year alone. But the field is young and doubts are creeping in as many investors report that they are struggling to find good opportunities in which to invest for impact. Why is that? And can impact investors take the pioneers of ‘the next microfinance revolution' all the way from idea to scale? These are important questions, not just for these new investors but for the private philanthropists and aid donors who have been working on these issues for decades. If market-based solutions hold real promise for impact, how should funders in development engage to catalyze its full potential? If impact investing capital is the key to scaling these solutions, what is the role of philanthropy?
04/2012
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Financial exclusion, fringe banks, and poverty in urban Canada

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En 2008, l'économie américaine est secouée par la crise des subprimes. Le monde vacille. Henry Paulson, nommé par George W. Bush au poste de secrétaire au Trésor, est chargé d'élaborer un plan pour sauver les banques de la faillite. Les sommes mises en jeu, quelques 700 milliards de dollars, représentent le plus gros investissement jamais programmé pour éviter un « big crash ». Henry Paulson devient ainsi l'une des personnalités les plus importantes de la planète.

An in-depth analysis of investor perspectives and over 2,200 transactions

14/12/2011
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Pour Survivre à Wall street, Sois le premier, le meilleur ou triche

Pour survivre à Wall Street, sois le premier, le meilleur ou triche. La dernière nuit d’une équipe de traders, avant le crash. Pour sauver leur peau, un seul moyen : ruiner les autres…
Bienvenue dans un monde où le temps a remplacé l'argent. Génétiquement modifiés, les hommes ne vieillissent plus après 25 ans. Mais à partir de cet âge, il faut "gagner" du temps pour rester en vie. Alors que les riches, jeunes et beaux pour l’éternité, accumulent le temps par dizaines d'années, les autres mendient, volent et empruntent les quelques heures qui leur permettront d'échapper à la mort. Un homme, accusé à tort de meurtre, prend la fuite avec une otage qui deviendra son alliée. Plus que jamais, chaque minute compte.

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