In the movie classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the hero whose foil is a crusty, tight-fisted banker, the stereotype of the soulless businessman. For years, the mean-spirited banker has been a useful creation of Hollywood screen writers, novelists, and the media. Unfortunately, banks reinforce this stereotype when they make mistakes or treat customers
- "Intrapreneurs" and innovators from within corporations are pursuing a range of social impact strategies to drive real value for their companies.
- A range of new technology-based businesses are helping the world’s small farmers manage farm logistics and boost produce traceability, access working capital and insurance and connect with local and global buyers.
- It's time we introduce "impact carry" – an incentive to deliver social-return that would be used to generate further return.
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- WattTime aimed to raise capital that would allow it to maintain its impact orientation, control the applications of its technology, and share upside with investors who facilitated the initial development of WattTime’s technology.
- Impact investments that strengthen producer-processor relationships stand the best chance of achieving sustainable success.