Spotlight

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

What’s next for impact investing?

January 11, 2016

2015 was an unprecedented momentum-building year for impact investing, and we expect the excitement to continue in 2016. Here are our five predictions for what’s to come. Assets under management will multiply significantly.

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What inspires you?

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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Christopher Keefe
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

How is Technology Reinventing Social Impact?

March 13, 2015

We have entered the age of social impact 2.0. Startups, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies are all working to tackle some of society’s most pressing social challenges at an unprecedented scale. No longer are we working in siloes, taking on small fractions of the problem at a time.

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Sal Giambanco
Partner, Human Capital

What Role Does Wealth Play in Social Change?

January 23, 2015

Silicon Valley is full of successful entrepreneurs who have figured out how to combine vision with capital to solve difficult problems. That proven approach is what built so many companies, from the first personal computers to the latest social networking apps.

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Open Up?

November 12, 2014

We at Omidyar Network have long advocated the merits of opening government data. Its potential to strengthen governance, drive economic growth, and build trust is attractive for those of us working to improve the relationships between governments and citizens.

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

How can we advance impact investing worldwide?

September 15, 2014

Fifteen months ago, under the United Kingdom’s Presidency of the G8, Prime Minister Cameron announced the formation of a Social Impact Investment Taskforce led by Sir Ronald Cohen to advance the impact investing market worldwide.

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

How can private capital work for public good?

June 25, 2014

Impact investing is at a pivotal moment. There are currently billions of dollars at work – but tens of billions remain on the sidelines.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner

How do we create a World of Positive Returns?

April 22, 2014

All of our work is grounded in two fundamental beliefs: 1.     People are inherently capable; and 2.     Given the opportunity, every individual can make a difference.

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What Can We Do To Help Industries Scale?

April 19, 2014

By Paula Goldman, Senior Director and Matt Bannick, Managing Partner, Omidyar Network

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How does an affordable Internet help support a world of positive returns?

April 15, 2014

When Pierre Omidyar founded eBay, he gave millions of individuals the opportunity to start their own business and improve their lives – none of which would have been possible without technology.

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Agenda Edu Receives Investment from Omidyar Network to Scale its Platform

Agenda Edu, a platform that increases engagement in school settings, announced today that Omidyar Network has invested in the Brazilian startup to help them further scale, including platform improvements, and growth of its user base and team.

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Putting land rights on the government’s agenda

The world’s largest project to formalize land rights of urban slum dwellers started earlier this year in Odisha, India, with support from Tata Trusts and Omidyar Network. Shalmoli Halder and Sushant Kumar discuss why this project matters and how to potentially replicate it elsewhere.

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Three Keys To Unlocking Consumer Trust In Fintech

We are in the midst of a strong economy and record-low unemployment. Yet, the majority of American households are not able to achieve financial health.

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