The SDGs: Getting Down to Business

September 19, 2017

by Eleanor Wragg With fewer than 5,000 days left to meet the U.N. sustainable development goals, using the business know-how of the private sector to tap into people’s aspirations could be a key to helping development initiatives work better, experts …

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Innovation in MSME Finance in India

June 27, 2017

Using innovative fintech solutions, Accion Venture Lab’s portfolio companies provide capital to micro, small and medium enterprises. *This post was originally published by Accion in Ventures on Medium. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are considered an engine of growth …

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Identifying Opportunities to Advance Economic Mobility in US Cities

June 20, 2017

Today, Mastercard and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth announced the findings of a multi-city inclusive growth initiative and three new grants supporting research and programs to help ensure more Americans can benefit from a growing economy.  The report highlights key …

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Data and Financial Services: Four Lessons Learned

May 18, 2017

By Kathleen Yaworsky A new report from Accion highlights how data-driven innovation can help financial service providers access new customers and address the needs of the underserved. In the ten minutes it takes to read this article, mobile phones, the …

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Connecting Innovation and Inclusion in St. Louis’s Startup Boom

May 10, 2017

Ensuring that everyone in St. Louis benefits from the city’s innovation boom. St. Louis has always been a city of entrepreneurs. From German American beer baron Adolphus Busch to African American hair care mogul Annie Malone, St. Louis has known …

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Social Innovation for the Freelance Economy

November 2, 2016

Technology is driving enormous change in the way Americans work – but it doesn’t have to drive inequality. Social innovators are developing new ways to help American workers thrive. This post was produced in partnership with News Deeply. In the …

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