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The Global Innovation Fund: Pilot, Test, Scale

September 23, 2014

September has been a good month for impact investing.  

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OGP as a Platform

September 23, 2014

Being within the Open Government Partnership (OGP), or even at the head of OGP, does not turn your country into a paragon of openness.

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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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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

On Innovators and Pinballs

September 3, 2014

Five paths to scale in early-stage impact investing. You’ve heard it before: Charity doesn’t scale; business does. Social entrepreneurs and impact investors have been hard at work applying business best practices and market principles to some of the world’s most pressing issues—

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

The Graceful “Art” of an Equity Exit

September 2, 2014

All impact investors will, by definition, eventually grapple with how best to make a graceful exit – one that is commensurate with the organization’s overall mission and operating philosophy.

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Tim Hughes
Open Government Programme Manager, Involve

Time to open up the open government movement

July 17, 2014

It’s now eight months since the UK’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2013-15 National Action Plan was launched at the London OGP Summit.

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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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Finding Mr. Smith or Why Anti-corruption Needs Open Data

June 19, 2014

Anti-corruption groups have been rightly advocating for the release of information on the beneficial or real owners of companies and trust. The idea is to crack down on tax evasion and corruption by identifying the actual individuals hiding behind several layers of shell companies.

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The Business Case for Open Data

June 18, 2014

Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network’s director, policy (UK) and Nicholas Gruen, economist and CEO of Lateral Economics, unveiled today in Canberra the report, Open for Business.  It is the first study to quantify an

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Vatican Symposium Explores Impact Investing’s Role in Fostering Inclusive Economics

June 17, 2014

The Investing for the Poor Conference concluded Tuesday on the themes of social inclusion, collaboration, and discernment.  Participants, who were drawn from business, finance, academic, humanitarian, and faith-based communities, spent the last two days discussing how impact investing can address

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We don’t need another WeWork

It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Does Good ID Look Like?

CV Madhukar spoke with The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a podcast interview on the need for privacy-enhancing technology, the Good ID movement, and the data economy’s opportunities and challenges.

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