Author: Real Leaders

More Than 250,000 women Lean In

Leanin.Org today announced the Lean In community has grown to over 250,000 members with nearly 1 million unique visitors to leanin.org since the organization’s launch in March. Additionally, over 7,000 Lean In Circles – small peer groups focused on empowerment – have registered in all 50 states and at least 50 countries. In a keynote speech in Chicago at BlogHer ’13, the annual women’s blogging conference, Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and founder of LeanIn.Org, commented on the steps women all over the world are taking to move toward gender equality. “While the number of people joining Lean In has exceeded...

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Making Impact Investible

Download this free report by Dr. Maximilian Martin of Impact Economy, Switzerland which aims to strengthen the impact investing industry. A culmination of three years work, the report discusses how all parties involved — from foundations to angel investors to financial service institutions — can contribute to and benefit from the growing impact investing industry. It includes a series of recommendations to strengthen the industry and highlights the need for increased transparency and better measurement systems. Download the report here: Impact Economy...

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Financing the 2.6 billion who survive on less than $2 a day

Root Capital confronts global poverty by investing in agricultural businesses that grow long-term rural prosperity for small-scale farmers across Africa and Latin America. Over the next five years, Root Capital plans to triple the volume of its lending activities to reach 600 businesses, more than 1.7 million small-scale farming households and 10 million people. They will train more than 300 agricultural businesses to enable early-stage businesses to access finance for the very first time and then they’ll stick around to support their subsequent growth. The typical clients of Root Capital are small and growing businesses (SGBs) that aggregate products...

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