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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Into Acumen's Latin American Expansion: Patient capital fund hopes to deploy $8 million in 10 enterprises in Colombia and Peru in five years

By Scott Anderson — WDI

Earlier this month, the philanthropic impact investing group Acumen announced it would be expanding to Latin America. We caught up with Acumen's Latin America Director Virgilio Barco about Acumen's long-term social sector and portfolio goals, and the state of impact investing across Latin America, which may have gotten a slow start compared to other regions of the world, but seems to be making up ground at a rapid pace.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Weekly Roundup: Natural Born Entrepreneurs: Why veterans make great businesspeople – and how the U.S. could help them succeed

By James Militzer — WDI

As the U.S. salutes its veterans this Memorial Day, one of their under-appreciated contributions to the country is drawing increasing attention: their affinity for entrepreneurship. We discuss the reasons behind this phenomenon and the ways the public and private sectors are supporting it, in this roundup.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Will the 'F-Word' Damage Mobile Money?: The industry deals with a spate of high-profile fraud cases

By Chris Connolly

Trust is one of the key factors that will ultimately determine the success or failure of mobile payments. That's why recent headlines about fraud in prominent mobile money platforms, from Apple Pay to MTN Money in Uganda, have raised eyebrows in the industry. Mondato's Chris Connolly discusses these cases, and finds that the headlines don't tell the whole story.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

How Do You Know You’re Really Reaching the Poor?: Tips for microfinance providers considering digital services

By Byoung-Hwa Hwang and Francis Wasswa — Grameen Foundation

Though many microfinance institutions operate in impoverished areas, they often have little or no objective poverty data on the clients they've reached. Pride Microfinance wanted to avoid this problem when it rolled out its digital financial services programs this year, so it worked with Grameen Foundation to measure its social impact. The lessons it learned can be valuable to other MFIs considering going digital.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Career Opportunities in Social Enterprise

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IBL offers exclusive training, personalized career guidance, and fulltime job opportunities with social enterprises and impact investors around the world. After successful programs in the UK and US, IBL is excited to announce our second program in partnership with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School at Oxford from September 15-21, 2015.

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