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Social Impact Investing Task Force Announcement

September 1, 2013

Jonathan Greenblatt (Director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation), Maya Chorengel (Managing Director, Elevar Equity), and Matt Bannick (Managing Partner, Omidyar Network) discuss the Social Impact Investment Task Force on the main stage of SOCAP'13.

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Priming the Pump in Action—Mobile Impact

September 1, 2013

Building on the conversation about sector-based approaches to impact investing, Matt Bannick moderates a discussion at SOCAP'13 to show how investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers can each play their own part to enhance mobile impact and grow the industry as a whole.

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Investors Support G8 Efforts to Catalyze Impact Investing

June 16, 2013

In a letter distributed at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in London on June 6, 2013, more than 90 institutional signatories applaud UK Prime Minister David Cameron and officials from G8 countries for their proactive step to embrace the promise of impact investing.

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa Report

April 4, 2013

In this original report, Omidyar Network outlines the opportunities and challenges for Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and key recommendations for accelerating high-impact entrepreneurship across the continent.

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The Facts and Fictions of Impact Investing

April 2, 2013

At the 2013 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), Matt Bannick, Sasha Dichter (Acumen Fund), and Maya Chorengel (Elevar Equity) share provocative insights on the opportunities and challenges in scaling the impact investing industry and engaging more early-stage capital.

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Don't start a foundation: Pierre Omidyar ignores early advice, then reconsiders

January 17, 2013

In this video Pierre discusses why he founded Omidyar Network and what led him to establish its unique investment structure.

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From the Field: Lessons Learned in Impact Investing

January 3, 2013

In this piece, Omidyar Network shares a few key lessons learned from nearly a decade in the impact investing space. As we continue to evolve, we hope that by sharing our insights, others can leapfrog our early iterations to more quickly create social benefit.

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Reporting on Digital Identity Issues with Nuance and Tenacity: Why We Invested in the Africa-China Reporting Project

August 13, 2019

We believe that media strengthens society. It plays an important role in creating public awareness of digital identity-related decisions and their rights. It acts as a watch dog to protect public interests and helps hold decision makers accountable to those interests.

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Power in the Palm of Your Hand: How Asia Transforms Screen Time into Learning Opportunities

August 13, 2019

Eliza Erickson and Erin Simmons share insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for China and Indonesia.

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Equitable EdTech: from the Top-Down How the US and Chile Power Equitable EdTech with Policy and the Purse

August 12, 2019

Eliza Erikson and Erin Simmons share key insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for Chile and the United States.

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