Measure What You Value, Don’t Just Value What You Can Measure

By David Bloomgarden

At the 3rd annual 2017 Winter Innovation Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, from January 25–27, I had the opportunity to interact with many of the leading thinkers, policymakers, funders, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and academics from around the globe. Key themes included social impact investment, the role of data and evidence, communications, public-private partnerships, impact measurement, and research-based best practices in social services. 

Latin America's Unique Brand of Impact Investment

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen

The Latin American Impact Investing Forum, better known in the region as the FLII  (Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto), concluded February 17 after three  busy days of activities, panels, pitches, and parties.  Held in the Mayan City of Merida, Mexico, the FLII is now in its 7th edition, and has grown significantly in prominence and attendance. The 2017 event included over 400 engaged impact seeking participants from foundations, financial institutions, funds, faith based organizations, social enterprises, development finance institutions, governments and a few corporations. Leaders from the impact investing industry- those that intentionally target specific social objectives along with a financial return and measure the achievement of both, gathered to learn about the latest trends, promote new ideas, network, and match make.  

Smart meters and water footprints: How to increase climate resilience in Mexico and Belize

By Svante Persson

Increasing climate variability and related extreme weather events are significantly adding to the vulnerabilities of households and businesses due to deteriorating water sustainability, especially in climate sensitive areas with either lowlands adjacent to the ocean or in urban areas with large populations. Businesses will have to improve their resilience to climate change to protect their value chains. Actions to address these vulnerabilities should begin by focusing more on resilience and adaptation than on mitigation. Water management, affected by climate change, could be both a risk and an opportunity to livelihoods and businesses.

5 beneficios de hacer contacto con el MIT Media Lab

By Smeldy Ramirez

Hacer contacto con el MIT Media Lab potencia la capacidad de desarrollar nuevas iniciativas para el 2017 usando o probando las tecnologías que allí se desarrollan.  Conoce 5 beneficios que te brinda como innovador del FOMIN:


Is social capital the secret ingredient for entrepreneurial success?

By Dora Moscoso

Much has been said and written about the spectacular leap in innovation by Chile, Israel, Rwanda, and South Korea. These four very different countries have managed to harness innovation to transform their economies and achieve job creation, increased long-term productivity, and economic growth.

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