Impact Investment

Challenges and opportunities: The road of industrial transformation and upgrading in Yiwu

By Jiawei Li, Junhan Xu, Yicheng Yao “Manufacturing relocation is inevitable; Southeast Asian and South American countries will take over low-end manufacturing industry in the near future.” Mr. Guo, the founder of iLilace, a multi-platform, multi-million housecare product exporting business, stated. “Nations such as India and Malaysia are indeed catching up in terms of low-end …

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Local Entrepreneurship and Global Competitiveness: From Yiwu Toy Industry to the Whole Market

By Wenxuan Song, Yinlong Shen, Yuan Ning, Yufan Zhu Dating back to the Qing Qianlong period, as the saying goes, “Chicken feather for sugar”, citizens in Yiwu started to do bartering, and the tradition of trading seems to engrave itself in the genes of people in Yiwu. After the Reform and Opening-up in 1978, a …

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Manila Venture Program Unveils $150,000 Investment Challenge for Filipino Startups

Innovative Startups Compete for Coveted Prize to Fuel Business Growth The Manila Venture Program (MVP) has set the stage for a thrilling showdown of entrepreneurship and innovation with the launch of its flagship event, MVP Demo Day. Set to take place on August 25, 2023, at the prestigious One Ayala venue, MVP Demo Day promises …

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Five initiatives to watch on Indonesia’s climate action

By Bolun With the 4th largest population in the world, Indonesia has shown strong ambitions in fighting climate change. The G20 presidency in 2022 also enabled Indonesia to act proactively and show climate leadership on the international stage. In this article, we showcase five initiatives that have the potential to shape Indonesia’s climate efforts.  1. The …

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Exploring the role of sustainable finance in shaping a better environment

The green financing sector is expanding quickly and provides consumers and businesses with an affordable alternative to lower their carbon footprint. This industry covers a variety of environmentally friendly sources, such as recycling programs and solar energy development. In order to develop and implement ecologically friendly corporate processes, products, and services, green finance relies on …

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Investing for Sustainable Development: Indonesia Outlook (1)

By Bolun This is a Diinsider original article that discusses how businesses can promote sustainability in Indonesia, covering a wide range of topics such as quality education, youth development, healthcare, climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable finance. This piece is the first half of the article.  1. The Vision of Achieving Quality Education Indonesia has a …

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Can Impact Investment be an Opportunity for Environmental Projects?

Impact investments are investments aimed to generate positive, measurable environmental and social impact with a financial return. The growth of the impact investment market provides capital to solve the world’s most challenging sectors such as renewable energy, agriculture, conservation, education and healthcare. Impact investing challenges the long-held views that environmental and social issues should be …

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The Effect of Impact Investing on Sustainable Development

By Qingcheng Li, Yutong Liu, and Bing Chen “The current impact investing is washing along the shores of a bifurcated world still organized to separate profit-making from social and environmental problem-solving.” Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, said. In 2007, the term “impact investing” was coined by the Rockefeller Foundation, which is new to both the investing …

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Through the lens of E-Naira: Looking at the future of the Central Bank Digital Currency

With the inception of technology, growing opportunities, and the financial incentives associated with the digital technology; most central banks, experts, local and international agencies were compelled to explore possible means of payment that’ll be more efficient, easier, better, faster, and universally acceptable in this era.