Real Impact

Author: Morgan Simon
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 9781568589817
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Social Science

Impact investment--the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return--has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point: Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance? Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

Real Impact

Author: Morgan Simon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781568589817
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Social Science

Impact investment--the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return--has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point: Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance? Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

Real Impact

Author: Morgan Simon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1568588216
Release Date: 2017
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

"A leading investment professional explains the world of impact investing--investing in businesses and projects with a social and financial return--and shows what it takes to make sustainable, transformative change. Impact investment, the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, has become a hot topic in the world's philanthropy and development circles, and is growing exponentially: in the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times. Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes its potential. Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it just replicate the same failures that have plagued the aid and antipoverty industry? Enter Morgan Simon. When she was a twenty-year-old college student at Swarthmore, Simon compelled Lockheed Martin to change their LGBTQ policies by convincing her college to stop investing in the firm. And that was just the beginning. With passion and counterintuitive arguments, Simon shows how impact investing can make real change. But she also illustrates how easy it is to make mistakes, showing how wind farms can lead to land grabs, and how short-term thinking by well-meaning investors can actually lead to more oppression and hardship in the communities they are trying to help. Impact investing, Simon argues, is making the same mistakes the aid industry has been making for years. But there are ways to invest and have real impact: the risk and returns are balanced between the investors and the communities. Centered around real, on-the-ground case studies from her decades of investment analysis and offering clear strategies that are proven to work, this book is a clarion call for more effective, socially conscious investing"--

The Stewart Colbert Effect

Author: Amarnath Amarasingam
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786486687
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: Performing Arts

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have attracted much interest in recent years from popular audiences as well as scholars in various disciplines. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been named on Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world. The ten essays in this interdisciplinary collection explore the issues engendered by the popularity of entertainment news, including the role of satire in politics, the declining level of trust in traditional sources of media, the shows’ cathartic or informational function, and the ways in which these shows influence public opinion. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Plane Truth

Author: Rose Bridger
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 0745330320
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Nature

As aviation charges ahead to become one of the world's fastest growing industries, with passenger numbers and cargo volumes projected to double in the next 20 years, Plane Truth sounds a highly informed note of scepticism. Rose Bridger provides a comprehensive account of aviation's impact, including how new airports are gobbling up farmland and wildlife habitats and inflicting noise and air pollution on communities. She reveals the extraordinary level of subsidy for the industry, from government expenditure on infrastructure to tax breaks, which helps to support the industry in the face of rising oil prices and the global economic downturn. Plane Truth demolishes industry claims that fuel-efficient aircraft and alternative fuels can enable growth without increasing climate change and reveals the symbiotic relationship between aviation and the wider socio-economic problems facing humanity.

Powerful Presentations

Author: Jöns Ehrenborg
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749435739
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Will assist user to overcome inhibitions by putting audience first, to design clear and convincing arguments and breathe fresh life into old ideas and live on in the minds of listeners.

21st Century Solicitor

Author: Steve Weiner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847318121
Release Date: 2011-10-24
Genre: Law

This might be news: success as a twenty-first century solicitor is not dependent on your technical aptitude alone. Sorry. As well as the basic requirements of understanding and applying the law superbly, you are also now expected to master a whole suite of so-called 'soft skills' -- communicating empathetically, acting commercially, writing carefully, presenting brilliantly, networking sensibly and building relationships enthusiastically. These skills might be called 'soft' by our industry, but the reality is that they are both incredibly hard and vitally important -- especially as a junior commercial lawyer keen to make a likeable, professional, commercial and lasting positive impression on those in control of your embryonic career. Written by a lawyer with unique experience as a commercial practitioner, trainer and law-firm voyeur, this no-nonsense 'how to' guide is an honest, punchy and modern look at all the skills you don't get taught at law school, yet are absolutely critical to achieving success from day one of your life as a twenty-first century solicitor.

The Truth about Trade

Author: Clive George
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9781848137950
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Is it really true that the trade agreements pursued in the World Trade Organisation and through regional negotiations are vital for eliminating world poverty and achieving a sustainable future? Or is trade liberalization the villain of the piece? Clive George's provocative book examines the evidence, exposes the myths, and presents challenging new proposals for comprehensive reform of the global trading system. Based on ten years of in-depth research into the impacts of trade agreements on sustainable development, it reveals that few of the claims made by the major players stand up to scrutiny, while many of the counter-claims lack rigour in their analysis of key issues. It cuts through the rhetoric with illuminating anecdotes from the author's experience of working with trade negotiators, to present a more realistic view of their motives and the outcomes they achieve. Each of the components of the negotiation agenda is examined in turn, to identify the most likely economic, social and environmental impacts of liberalising trade in manufactured goods, agriculture, services, investment, intellectual property rights and the other rules by which trade is governed. In some cases the rhetoric approximates to reality while in many others the negotiated outcomes do more harm than good to both development and its environmental sustainability. From its analysis of the relationships between trade, social transformation, economic growth and environmental integrity, the book concludes with proposals for how the world trade regime might be reformed to help tackle the world's most pressing problems instead of making them worse.

Impact Evaluation in Practice Second Edition

Author: Paul J. Gertler
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464807800
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for policy makers and development practitioners. First published in 2011, it has been used widely across the development and academic communities. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations. Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluations and the best ways to use them to design evidence-based policies and programs. The updated version covers the newest techniques for evaluating programs and includes state-of-the-art implementation advice, as well as an expanded set of examples and case studies that draw on recent development challenges. It also includes new material on research ethics and partnerships to conduct impact evaluation. The handbook is divided into four sections: Part One discusses what to evaluate and why; Part Two presents the main impact evaluation methods; Part Three addresses how to manage impact evaluations; Part Four reviews impact evaluation sampling and data collection. Case studies illustrate different applications of impact evaluations. The book links to complementary instructional material available online, including an applied case as well as questions and answers. The updated second edition will be a valuable resource for the international development community, universities, and policy makers looking to build better evidence around what works in development.

Cut the Bullsh t Marketing

Author: Sander Arts
Publisher:
ISBN: 1546425438
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Genre:

Cut the Bullsh*t version: the same content, just in black & white."This marketing approach helped take NXP from a top 20 player in the semiconductor industry to become one of the top 5" ~ Rick Clemmer, President & CEO, NXP Read this book on marketing for impact endorsed by KKR (a private equity firm managing close to $130 Billion in assets), Stanford University, Royal Philips, and NXP. See what influential CEOs say about the model on how to make money with marketing. What if you only have limited marketing dollars to invest? What if you have a CEO and CFO that chase you and ask for increased revenue from marketing? What if you are sick and tired of being a cost center and you want to be a profit center?It is time to cut the bullshit in your marketing and focus on the two things that really matter; your customers AND running marketing programs that generate revenue for the company. By applying Cut the Bullshit marketing principles you will be able to make real impact for your company and, by doing so, impress your investors, CEO, CFO, and - most importantly - your customers! Cut the Bullsh*t Marketing is a hands-on book about people-to-people marketing in business settings. The book shows you how to design and run effective marketing, without resorting to bullshit. In this book, the authors share methods, insights and a wide range of real examples from their broad experience in the high-tech industry to illustrate what worked (and what not!) and what they learned along the way. The book helps you gain deep understanding of your customers, engage with your target audience in a personal way, rethink your marketing organization, and create the outlines of a Cut the Bullshit marketing plan. Join the Cut the Bullshit marketing community now!

Point of Impact

Author: Stephen Hunter
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553904043
Release Date: 2007-02-27
Genre: Fiction

The inspiration for the USA Network series Shooter from executive producer Mark Wahlberg, starring Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob Lee Swagger wants to be left alone and to leave the killing behind. But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged. The assassination plot is executed to perfection—until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent. Now Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once more—but this time to track down the men who set him up and to break a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America. From the Paperback edition.