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Water efficiency as a guiding star in the fight against hunger and poverty

15 September 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS – Water efficiency is essential in the fight against hunger and destitution. This important conclusion was drawn at the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm with over 3,000 participants from more than 140 countries. read more
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Including the excluded

12 September 2014
Vijayalakshmi Das has been a vibrant and widely respected voice in the Indian microfinance sector for more than two decades. She currently heads the for-profit Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth as well as the non-profit Friends of Women’s World Banking (FWWB), both known for their work in supporting a broad spectrum of financial institutions with loans and technical assistance, and reaching out to hundreds of thousands of India’s poor. Her key message: ‘We must stay focussed on clients’ needs and decide on a future strategy for including the excluded.’ read more
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WWF guide for banks on their ESG journey

9 September 2014
WWF has published a guide that provides banks with a toolkit to develop an ESG strategy and an operational framework to integrate ESG issues into their practices. read more

The evolution of impact investment in India

8 September 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - In a recent blog posting on impact investment, Stanford Social Innovation Review takes a look at the quantum growth trends and prevalent investment approach in India over the last 14 years. read more