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Israeli crowd-funded social impact bond to address loneliness in the elderly
Loneliness affects both physical and mental wellbeing. According to research by Age UK, it has the potential to triple the likelihood of requiring ongoing hospitalisation and nursing care and increases, by a factor of six, the chances an elderly person might develop depression. What if we could crowd fund investment for a program that reduces loneliness for the elderly?  The repayment (with interest) to the investors is paid by philanthropy if the social outcomes are met.  This social impact bond is even more unique as NIS1.6m (of NIS 2.3m) was raised using crowd funding.https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/first-ever-crowdfund-impact-investment-to-ease-elderly-loneliness-in-tlv-654720
17 January 2021 by Katherine Leo...
 
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Creating safe spaces for essential workers
Could replicating "wobble rooms" used to provide a "safe space" for hospital staff to relax when they are "feeling a bit overwhelmed" have benefit beyond the healthcare sector?https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-55601396Photo source: South Tees Hospital Charity
10 January 2021 by Katherine Leo...
 
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A non-profitable Christmas
A comedic film, featuring The Grinch, about the tensions of funders and non-profits.During 2020 many NFP received a reduction of funding of about 20%, so have been doing more with less, in a year where the need has grown by more than 20%.  Merry Christmas to everyone in the NFP sector, we see what you do and we are grateful!https://nonprofitquarterly.org/the-grinch-a-non-profitable-christmas/
15 December 2020 by Katherine Leo...
 
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Could you be a 90 day Finn?
Immigration is a key pillar of thriving cities.  This initiative has set the bar pretty high for other cities trying to attract talent!  Some of the perks include:- airport pick-up and orientation session- housing arrangements to help you find the right place to live- school/childcare arrangements which are free/really cheap.  Scandinavia, generally, has nailed this!- introduction to the business networks and co-working spaces- help to gain permanent residencyhttps://www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi/90-day-finn/
8 November 2020 by Katherine Leo...
 
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Trust-based funding
“Just as you wouldn’t give a heart surgeon money and then tell them how you want that surgery done because it’s your money,
8 November 2020 by Katherine Leo...
 
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Innovative finance to protect the Great Barrier Reef
The future of the Great Barrier Reef is being protected using an innovative "Reef Credit" system, similar to carbon offsets, to incentivise landholders to improve water quality. The "Reef credits" are tradable units that quantify and value the work undertaken to improve water quality flowing onto the reef.https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/hsbc-queensland-government-buy-credits-to-protect-great-barrier-reef-20201022-p567dx.html
25 October 2020 by Katherine Leo...
 
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