Monthly Archives: April 2013

Innovative Finance Series: The rise of social impact bonds: International news round-up

UPDATE It seems that every month, a new corporation, nonprofit, or government makes the news by embracing social impact bonds (also called Pay for Success).

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Celebrating solar power this Earth Day

This Earth Day provides the opportunity to join events around the country, celebrate the progress environmental advocates have made, and consider the challenges that face us. The Earth Day Network is emphasizing climate change this year and asking all of … Continue reading

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Innovative Finance Series: The rise of social impact bonds: Illinois update

On April 11, Illinois unveiled a social impact bonds initiative that aims to boost social programs at no additional cost to taxpayers. Illinois joins the United Kingdom, Massachusetts, New York City, powerful philanthropic organizations, and financial firms such as Goldman … Continue reading

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Urban communities getting hooked on aquaponics

Morgan Kauphusman created an excellent video about Sweet Water Foundation, which you can find through Medill Reports. It features an interview with Jesse Blom, who walks us through the principles of aquaponics.

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