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Friday, August 21, 2015, 3:31 PM

Abigail Noble: 5 Ways to Make Impact Investing Mainstream


All of us in the Impact Economy want to find ways to make the Impact sector grow. Abigail Noble, Associate Director and Head of Impact Investing for World Economic Forum, offers five thoughtful ideas to make Impact investing mainstream.
In short, Noble’s advice is as follows:

1.      Find Common Ground

2.      Understand—and Respect—Other People’s Perspectives

3.      Think “Outside the Box”

4.      Go Big or Go home

5.      Get the Foundations Right


 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 10:23 AM

Women Founders Add Value to Start-Up Efforts


The start-up realm isn’t just a man’s world. In fact, start-ups with at least one female founder are significantly outperforming all-male teams.

That’s what a study of 300 portfolio companies, conducted by First Round Capital, found. The data revealed that start-up teams with at least one woman did 63 percent better than exclusively male teams.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9:48 AM

LegWorks Takes First Place in Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition


Recently, we told you about LegWorks, a Canadian public-private partnership that produces a durable, affordable prosthetic leg for amputees in developing nations. The initiative obtained $1 million in private funding, which was matched by the Canadian government.

The good news continues for LegWorks. This month, LegWorks took first place in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) Parapan Am Games-affiliated Accessibility Tech Pitch competition. The company announced it would the $20,000 award to fit 200 amputees in developing countries with its prosthetic device.

Monday, August 10, 2015, 11:32 AM

Boston Globe: Walk-In Clinics Force Big Medicine to Rethink


Increasingly, patients are seeking regular healthcare at walk-in clinics, rather than traditional doctor’s offices. Pharmacy giant CVS, in particular, has embraced this concept with its MinuteClinic model.

The Boston Globe recently examined this trend, and how it may benefit consumers. Click here to read the full story.
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