background preloader

Acumen is a Bold New Way of Tackling Poverty

Acumen is a Bold New Way of Tackling Poverty
Changing the way the world tackles poverty Our mission is to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. We started Acumen to change the way the world tackles poverty; to influence traditional charity by moving from a top-down approach toward one that’s bottom-up: approaching low-income people as part of the solution, seeing investment as an important tool for change, and insisting on stronger metrics of accountability. Today, there is a vibrant and growing “impact investing” sector with hundreds of funds and billions of dollars being invested in companies tackling some of the biggest social issues of our time. Along the way, we also discovered that without the right talent, these companies fail. The types of companies we invest in need a different kind of leadership, equipped with the moral imagination and resilience to meet the complex challenges of our time.

Related:  GRANT FOUNDATIONSIRONG/ Volontaria/Social assoc.

Barium Springs Home for Children Kadence is old enough to feel the pain of not knowing her real mom but knows she is blessed with a loving foster family who takes excellent care of her. Read More... Download a brochure. About the ProgramAt Barium Springs, we have eight group homes. Five homes are located in Barium Springs, NC. Two homes are located in North Wilkesboro, NC.

Work with Oxfam Looking for a career with Oxfam? Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice. Innovation Fund North Carolina Innovation Fund North Carolina is a statewide initiative led by Catawba Valley Community College as a Kauffman Foundation and Innovation Fund America pilot project in order to provide technology start-ups in North Carolina with the resources necessary to become thriving businesses. Innovation Fund North Carolina seeks to improve the odds of promising technologies turning into great companies that are led by extraordinary entrepreneurs. North Carolina startups in Agricultural Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Healthcare Technology or IT/Communications can apply for either a $25,000 Proof-of-Concept grant or an Early Launch Loan (non-collateral) up to $100,000. There will be three application cycles per year. Information sessions will be held at various locations throughout North Carolina during the beginning of each application cycle. It is highly recommended that interested entrepreneurs attend one of the scheduled information sessions prior to applying.

Opportunities Opportunities for Young Professionals Programme Assistants - For Quakers and those in sympathy with Quaker ideals who have recently completed an undergraduate degree, this year-long service involves everything from attending UN meetings to report writing, research, event planning and routine administration in QUNO's offices in Geneva or New York. Learn more about becoming a Programme Assistant. General Opportunities The Fortune At The Bottom of The Pyramid chillibreeze writer — Dr. Roopa Nishi Viswanathan Did you know that your company could make a bigger profit by focusing on the market share consisting of people who earn less than $2 per day? Have you realized that the world’s fastest growing market is at the bottom and not the top of the fortune pyramid? Did you know that nine countries-China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa, and Thailand - collectively have a GDP of $12.5 trillion, larger than the GDP of Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and the UK combined?

Investors' Circle - Our Funding Process Read the process and criteria below, then click here to apply through our online system. Once you successfully submit your entrepreneur application, your enterprise will be: Posted on IC's secure online deal database for our member investors to search and review Included in the next monthly e-newsletter sent to IC's entire member network Considered to present at an upcoming IC Local meeting if there is a local network in your region Considered to present at the next quarterly Beyond the Pitch event and join our IC Entrepreneur Community (see below) If you are invited to present at a Beyond the Pitch event, you will automatcally become a member of the IC Entrepreneur Community. Benefits include: The application fee is $50.The application fee is non-refundable, so we encourage you to carefully consider our criteria before applying.

Beltway bandits Beltway bandit is a term for private companies located in or near Washington, D.C. whose major business is to provide consulting services to the US government. The phrase was originally a mild insult, implying that the companies preyed like bandits on the largesse of the federal government, but it has lost much of its pejorative nature and is now often used as a neutral, descriptive term.[1] History[edit] An early use of the term may have been from a description of thieves who took advantage of the newly constructed Beltway to rob houses from their back yards, which were now exposed to the highway. Neighbors would not have seen them from the front yards, and by the time the police arrived, the thieves would have used the Beltway to escape to another state, when communications between Virginia and Maryland police departments was fairly rudimentary.[3]

Humanus Corporation "All for One" © Metro Finance is a specialty boutique lending arm of Metroplexx and Humanus Trust and Foundation designed to provide low cost financing for small to large businesses. Based on a friendly and uncomplicated approach to business needs, Metro Finance structures loans at simple interest, and entertains capital infusion on an equity basis. Home Teachers helping to build Afghanistan’s future 04.02.2016 – Modern teaching methods communicate not only knowledge but also the ability to solve problems and engage in critical thinking. GIZ and the Afghan Ministry of Education have together embarked on a fundamental overhaul of the country's education system. African Union Summit: New prospects through cooperation 04.02.2016 – A peaceful and sustainable Africa – that is the vision of the African Union. GIZ is supporting the AU on this path. Schools and community centres for Syrian refugees in Turkey 29.01.2016 – Some 2.5 million Syrians have fled to Turkey, primarily to the southern provinces, since the Syrian conflict began. Over two million of them live in towns and villages rather than camps.

Call for applications 2017 For the 13th time SozialMarie will be awarded. We are looking for projects that design and implement socially innovative solutions to societal challenges. Our prizes honour the best amongst them. Last year, almost 280 applications have reached us from Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia. 15 projects were awarded SozialMarie prizes on 1st of May 2016. Are you implementing a socially innovative project which addresses present-day social challenges, conflicts and problems? If yes, then please submit! Transatel Created in August 2000, Transatel is a virtual mobile operators specialist (MVNO).Transatel distinguishes itself as a: MVNO in France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and in Luxembourg by managing 4 offers within its internal teams. MVNE (MVNO Enabler) with high quality technical services recognized by mobile operators with its offer Transatel Solutions” MVNA (MVNO Agregator) with its functional turnkey solutions for MVNOs with its offer Transatel Solutions specialist M2M services through the use of its infrastructure MVNE service and operators, MVNOs and end customers

Charity - Official Julian Lennon Website Although over the years Julian had lost touch with many of his childhood friends, several years ago he reconnected with Lucy by chance. He learned that Lucy had been fighting lupus since 2005 and vowed to help in any way he could. Julian had fond memories of playing with his kindergarten classmate and it was a shock when he learned of Lucy’s death on 22 September 2009 from an infection. Since then, Julian has been supporting lupus through his music and photography, collaborating with singer-songwriter James Scott Cook on a track called Lucy, the proceeds of which have gone to aid research into the disease. Lupus is now recognised as an important and common illness of modern times. It is a disease in which the immune system goes 'wrong', becomes overactive.

Related:  Social ChangegrazianoSocial Impact Investment Firms of Interest