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Crowd-Lending Goes Live! Crowdfunding Brings Affordable Loans to Small Businesses

Re-post.  Original via TriplePundit.com When Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April 2012, the finance and small business communities were both excited and befuddled. Title III established approval of crowd-sourced securities—allowing crowd-funding web portals like Kickstarter to … Continue reading

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Investing in “Impact” Businesses: Notes from a novice insider

This summer, between years in my graduate studies, I set out to help realize an increasingly collective vision for a cleaner, fairer economy that benefits marginalized communities.  My exploration led me to Jalia Ventures, where I got an insider perspective … Continue reading

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Lamido Sanusi, Central Bank Governor of Nigeria, Addresses the African Economic Forum @ Columbia University

As keynote for Columbia University’s student-led 2012 African Economic Forum, on April 13, Lamido Sanusi, the famed Nigerian Central Bank Governor, delivered a vision of development grounded in four key economic components: infrastructure development, value chain management, women’s financial empowerment, … Continue reading

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Video: International development fund answers prayers in Harlem and Ethiopia

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting with Reverend Nicholas Richards of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, to talk about his spearheading of the Abyssinian Fund, which provides development grants in the form of training, education and technical assistance to a … Continue reading

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SustainACTIVITY: Haiti In:Sight Benefit

Ayiti Resurrect & Ayiti Cherie in association with Ubiquita Worldwide cordially invite you to HAITI IN:SIGHT – A SOULFUL BENEFIT FOR HEALING IN HAITI. as we approach the one year anniversary of the epic tragedy,we ask that you please support … Continue reading

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Majora Carter seeks “Hometown Security” in Net Impact Keynote

Reposted from TriplePundit.com: On Saturday, October 30, Net Impact closed out their 2010 conference on sustainable enterprise at the UMich Ross School of Business with keynote speaker Majora Carter, a dynamic green community development consultant whose work is revitalizing in … Continue reading

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Starbucks gives Mom&Pops more reason to… drink.

Here’s an interesting quandary.  Starbucks makes plenty effort to act and appear socially responsible (and arguably so in different aspects of its products); yet, simultaneously disrupts local economies with its entree into local markets.  They’ve given local cafes a run … Continue reading

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