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Unshackling Pension Funds for Impact Investing

October 22, 2015

Earlier today, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a significant announcement that will pave the way for an increase in impact investing worldwide.

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Unlocking Foundation Endowments

September 29, 2015

Earlier this month, the Treasury Department issued new guidelines that open the door a little wider for foundations around mission-driven investing. The announcement sends a strong, positive signal to foundations, providing them with more latitude to align their endowments with their mission.

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How a Map Can Change the World: State of the Map US 2015 Conference Emphasizes the Role of Geospatial Data for Property Rights

July 28, 2015

Last month in New York City, Omidyar Network was pleased to be one of the sponsors of the State of the Map US 2015 conference (SOTMUS), which physically convened the far-reaching and powerful virtual community behind OpenStreetMap (OSM).

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Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

How can we use drones for good?

July 21, 2015

The recent rapid rise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) - or drones - has generated equal parts excitement, fascination and consternation from all sectors on all sides.

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Setting High and Compatible Standards

July 13, 2015

Omidyar Network is proud to announce its support to a Joined Up Data initiative, spearheaded by two exceptional organizations, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund.

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CV Madhukar
Investment Partner

Good to Great: Taking the Governance Leap

July 9, 2015

Omidyar Network’s CV Madhukar keynotes Governance: From Good to Great day two at Dasra’s Philanthropy Week 2015 in Mumbai. Madhukar shares his personal journey in realizing the importance of governance and the necessity for individuals to take ownership of their democracy.

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Omidyar Network's Matt Bannick provides an update on our portfolio partners during ONEF'15

July 6, 2015

Omidyar Network Managing Partner, Matt Bannick, recently kicked off the Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) in San Francisco by recognizing some of the remarkable achievements of our portfolio partners.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Afluenta’s Alejandro Cosentino on Connecting Borrowers and Lenders

June 30, 2015

Alejandro Cosentino, CEO of Afluenta, discusses how behavioral economics and technology advancements are making financial products and services more relevant and accessible than ever. 

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: RevolutionCredit’s Zaydoon Munir on behavioral economics, data, and technology

June 18, 2015

Zaydoon Munir, founder and CEO of RevolutionCredit, discusses how behavioral economics is the foundation of his company’s interactive data and analytics platform that helps make real-time financial credit decisions and helps consumers build their financial identities.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: CFSI’s Rachel Schneider on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Financial Health

June 16, 2015

Rachel Schneider, senior vice president of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), discusses how behavioral economics helps CFSI’s network of innovators develop services and products that can advance consumer lives, along with promising trends in financial inclusion.

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10,000 People In Copenhagen Are About To Determine A Better Future For You

Techfestival is reimagining the classic tech conference format, when it takes over Copenhagen’s ambient Meatpacking Districts and runs more than 200 participatory workshops which will run parallel to a 150-strong Think-Tank in an effort to form the Tech Pledge.

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The Importance of Catalytic Capital

Omidyar Network’s Mike Kubzansky joins Rockefeller’s Raj Shah and MacArthur’s Julia Stasch to highlight the important role philanthropy can play in making investments in impact-oriented entrepreneurs who might otherwise not have access to sufficient capital. 

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From Apps On Your Phone To Satellites In The Sky, A New Program Looks Into The Ethics Of Mapping

A new program called EthicalGEO, sponsored by the American Geographical Society (AGS), encourages people to begin a dialogue on the ethical implications geospatial technologies present in our lives.

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