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Anamitra Deb
Director, Intellectual Capital

How Disruptive Credit Scoring in the Emerging Markets Can Provide Formal Loans to Millions

October 26, 2015

We are excited to share our new report “Big Data, Small Credit: The Digital Revolution and Its Impact on Emerging Market Consumers”, which focuses on the promise of a rapidly-emerging cohort of pioneering firms that are disrupting traditional risk assessment techniques in the emerging markets.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner

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

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

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

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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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner

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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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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