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Introducing the Impact Investing Benchmark

July 7, 2015

Launched recently by Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), this new report is the first comprehensive study of the financial performance of private equity and venture capital impact investment funds.

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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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The Business of Social Change in Africa

June 22, 2015

Omidyar Network's Ory Okolloh speaks to CNBC Africa at the World Economic Forum meeting in Cape Town in early June about the power of impact investing and the important part Africa plays in transforming the global economy. 

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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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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: CFSI’s Rachel Schneider on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Financial Health

June 16, 2015

Rachel Schneider, senior vice president of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), discusses how behavioral economics helps CFSI’s network of innovators develop services and products that can advance consumer lives, along with promising trends in financial inclusion.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Segovia Technology's Michael Faye on Scaling Financial Solutions

June 11, 2015

Co-founder and CEO of Segovia Technology discusses how behavioral economics can help increase adoption and usage of financial service solutions such as the company’s digital platform for managing distribution and payments in emerging markets.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Mimoni's Pedro Zayas on Consumer Credit and Behavioral Economics

June 9, 2015

Pedro Zayas, co-founder of Mimoni Latin America, discusses how behavioral economics helps his company expand access to formal financial services, along with the trends and challenges ahead for financial inclusion in Mexico.

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This Indian Foundation Is Protecting Wilderness and Helping Farmers -- And That's Just the Beginning

May 28, 2015

In Huffington Post India, Pavan Lall, explains how in just 15 years, the Foundation for Ecological Security has been able to transform India's 3 million acres of "wastelands" into lush, green commons that help farmers make a living and communities preserve their environment.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Tilman Ehrbeck on the Future of Financial Inclusion

May 28, 2015

Omidyar Network Partner Tilman Ehrbeck discusses the importance of behavioral economics and shares three reasons why we are on the brink of a great breakthrough in financial inclusion.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Zoona's Keith Davies on Behavioral Economics and Financial Inclusion

May 13, 2015

Keith Davies, Head of Finance, Data, Analytics and Risk at Zoona, shares insights into how financial service companies such as Zoona can reach younger generations and underserved communities through the use of behavioral economics.

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Why We Invested: Mapping Slums in Odisha, India with Tata Trusts

May 18, 2018

In India, having “patta” is critical to accessing social and financial opportunity. Patta, or property titles, may sometimes be the only way to show the proof of address that’s needed to open a bank account, enroll children in school, and access government benefits. Without it, many are invisible to the system.

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Improving Financial Outcomes with FinTech

May 17, 2018

New data published in the latest Global Findex shows impressive momentum in financial inclusion worldwide.

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Why We Invested: Mapping Slums in Odisha, India with Tata Trusts

May 15, 2018

In India, having “patta” is critical to accessing social and financial opportunity. Patta, or property titles, may sometimes be the only way to show the proof of address that’s needed to open a bank account, enroll children in school, and access government benefits. Without it, many are invisible to the system.

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