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Karol Boudreaux

Why Property Matters

June 25, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: The post-2015 development agenda mentions securing property rights. In an exclusive opinion for Devex, Karol Boudreaux from the Omidyar Network explains why these rights matter and must be defended to empower the poor, especially in Africa.

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Tom Kalil
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Robynn Sturm Steffen

We the Geeks: Innovation for Global Good

June 25, 2013

Geeks have had a lasting positive impact on the lives of millions of people in the developing world—from the innovations and insights that fueled the Green Revolution, to the historic scientific achievements that have marked the “

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Why We Should Welcome a G8 Open Data Charter

Trust in government has rarely been at a lower ebb. Citizens in developed and developing countries alike feel increasingly disconnected from the political process and their political leaders.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner

Pierre Omidyar, Steve Case, And Mike Milken On The Business Case For Impact Investing

May 22, 2013

Matt Bannick draws upon insights from Giving Pledge members Pierre Omidyar, Steve Case, and Mike Milken to help make the business case for impact investing. Each notes the importance of applying private sector and market-based principles to the promising, yet nascent industry.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

The Future of Impact Investing

April 17, 2013

Sir Ronald Cohen, widely regarded as the father of British venture capital, caused a stir with a recent post on the HBR-Bridgespan Insight Center:

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Winners of the Latin American Impact Economy Innovations Fund

March 27, 2013

Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, Fundación Avina, and Avina Americas are pleased to announce the winners of the Latin America Impact Economy Innovati

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An "All-Out Crazy Party"… Of Data

Innovative organizations are figuring out new ways to use publicly available data to solve the world's most intractable problems – think global poverty or climate change. This is good news for those whose mission it is to tackle these problems. It's also good news for business.

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Sal Giambanco
Partner, Human Capital

How to Hire Top Talent When You Can't Pay Top Dollar

February 28, 2013

Large corporations spend millions of dollars each year to recruit and retain top talent. Businesses looking to fill a key executive position typically use professional recruiters—conducting extensive searches and often poaching directly from competitors.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Venture Capital with a Twist: How to Pitch an Impact Investor

February 4, 2013

As a venture capital firm, Omidyar Network has evaluated thousands of deals, and invested over $260 million dollars in for-profit companies. In many ways, our office environment resembles that of our Silicon Valley peers.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Competing to Serve the Poor

January 31, 2013

The 2010 microfinance crisis in India was a wake-up call to impact investors, elevating concerns about safeguarding the interests of poor customers.

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New Competition Wants to Bring Ethics to Undergraduate Computer Science Classrooms

Tina Nazerian at EdSurge covers the launch of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, the latest exciting initiative incubated at the Tech and Society Solutions Lab.

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Silicon Valley Funders Issue Ambitious Challenge to Embed Ethical Thinking into Computer Science Curriculum at Colleges and Universities Nationwide

Final projects will be judged by an external review committee of academics, tech industry leaders, and others.

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