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As one of the earliest private investors in microfinance, Gray Ghost Ventures seeks to eliminate poverty and strengthen communities through catalytic, early-stage investments in the developing world by focusing on enabling technology, financial services, and other products and services concentrated on enhancing the quality of life for large, underserved populations in emerging markets. Read more about GGV from their VP of Investments, Brian Cayce: https://gasocialimpact.com/brian-cacye-gray-ghost-ventures/ ... See more
Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) was founded in 2014 to provide microloans to local entrepreneurs who lack access to capital. Formally known as the ‘Microbusiness gap,’ research shows that there is ~30% drop in number of microbusinesses per capita from low- to high-poverty neighborhoods in the United States. To unlock the full economic potential of the Atlanta community, EIIG aims to close the microbusiness gap in traditionally high-poverty areas by increasing the number of successful small businesses. They direct their efforts in pursuit of this goal by providing early-stage financing, knowledge, and networks necessary for the sustainable growth of businesses. Read more: https://gasocialimpact.com/emory-impact-investing-group/ ... See more
This week’s #DefinetheJargon explores “Socially Responsible Investing.” SRI is any investment strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and social/environmental good to bring about a positive change. Morgan Stanley's Audrey Choi speaks about this strategy in her TED@StateStreet talk. Watch here: https://www.ted.com/talks/audrey_choi_how_to_make_a_profit_while_making_a_difference?language=en TED ... See more
Apply now for TransFormation Alliance's Transform Finance Atlanta Institute for Social Justice Leaders at https://mailchi.mp/d23bd150fe9f/tfa-2355105. Deadline is 5 pm EST on December 21st. #SocialJustice #Finance ... See more
This week’s #DefinetheJargon explores “Community Development Financial Institutions.” CDFIs provide capital to strengthen communities that are experiencing economic distress or are underserved by mainstream lenders. An example of an impactful CDFI in Georgia is Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs. Learn more here: vimeo.com/257130797 ... See more
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Atlanta, Georgia is booming in the field of tech. It's the sixth fastest growing start-up city in the US, generating 20,000 programming jobs with an average salary of about $85K. An Atlanta charter public school teacher by day, Jeffrey Martín sees the obvious opportunity for his students, if they're given the chance. He wants Atlanta's next generation to be educated as coders, so they can compete for lucrative jobs offered in their hometown. Read more about Jeffrey's work through honorCode here: https://gasocialimpact.com/jeffrey-martin-of-honorcode/ ... See more
Two Emory University Goizueta Business School students wrote about their experience at #SOCAP18. Learn more about how they learned to leverage impact investing firsthand through their blog for the #VoiceofGoizueta. Read here: https://gasocialimpact.com/learninghowtoleverageimpactinvesting/ ... See more
Opportunity Zones (OZs) could lead to greater infusions of capital into historically underinvested neighborhoods. And with over 250 OZs in Georgia, only 27 of which are in Atlanta, much of our state is eligible for investment. But use this as a warning sign: The legislation provides investors with the ability to invest without regard to the social impacts of their investments. Read more about OZs here: https://gasocialimpact.com/be-wary-of-opportunity-zones-in-georgia/ ... See more
Today is the last day to apply for the Global Social Venture Competition, which is in its 20th year of turning ideas into impact! If you are a young start-up aiming to make a difference in the world using technology for good, apply to compete in #GSVC2019 to win up to $80,000 in prizes! Learn more at www.gsvc.org. ... See more
Empowering the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures.
As a guest of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's GoATL Fund, Rutu Chaudhari of The Dharma Project ventured to the Social Capital Markets #SOCAP Conference in San Francisco last month. Her reaction to the world's largest convening of impact investors and social entrepreneurs can be found here: https://gasocialimpact.com/rutu-chaudhari-of-the-dharma-project-on-socap/ ... See more