Weekly Roundup

Mon, 2013-07-22 06:00
Our latest weekly roundup delves into the role of ethics in microfinance, the top influential business thinkers of the year, the best way to measure impact, and a call to action against US poverty.
  • In a blog post for Stanford Social Innovation, Asad Mahmood, Managing Director of Global Social Investment Funds at Deutsche Bank, explores the significance of ethical responsibility in microfinance. He poses three pivotal questions that are central to the microfinance debate.
  • One of the toughest decisions facing social entrepreneurs is whether to create a non-profit or for-profit organization. The New York Times poses the question to ThinkImpact CEO Saul Garlick and three experts in the field, who weigh the pros and cons of both.
  • Convergences 2015 releases the 4th edition of the Microfinance Barometer. Highlighting the potential for microfinance to contribute to the social, economic, and financial inclusion of those living in poverty, the report also focuses on how the sector can be more responsible and innovative to maximize impact.
  • Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus is featured in a new ranking of top influential business thinkers in 2013 compiled for the Wall Street Journal.
  • CBS Detroit announces the $1MM commitment to entrepreneurship made by Whole Planet Foundation to Grameen America.
  • Mike McCreless, Director of Strategy and Impact at Root Capital, shares his thoughts on how the non-profit sector must move beyond output when measuring social impact, with Forbes and Skoll World Forum.

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