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Case Study: Ecosystem service valuation in Tanna, Vanuatu

This video presents a case study on cost-benefit analysis conducted Griffith University to determine the importance of EbA strategies, such as community conservation and agricultural extension, in…

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Case Study: Activating Waqf for Sustainable Development: Awqaf Properties Investment Fund (APIF)

Waqf, in plural awqaf, is defined as a perpetual endowment. It is an Islamic charitable endowment and an essential component of Islamic social finance. Creating a waqf involves setting aside certain…

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Key Principles of the IsDB Business Model

To translate its core values into reality, IsDB has focused its efforts on a number of overarching principles. Although governments play an important role in economic and social development, they…

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Engagement of Development Institutions with Islamic Finance

Multilateral development institutions have been engaging with Islamic finance through a broad range of activities, including financing, Sukuk, technical assistance and research. There are examples…

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The Affinity Between Multilateral Policy Objectives and Islamic Finance

Islamic finance institutions are identifying the Sustainable Development Goals as an area of priority both from a multilateral perspective and from country-level and institutional-level perspectives;…

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Data Collection Approaches

To improve impact performance, enterprises and their investors need to access high-quality data on what positive and negative impacts are occurring. There are several approaches to collecting primary…

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Impact Management Norms

Since 2016, the Impact Management Project has convened over 2000 enterprises and investors to build a shared understanding on how we talk about, measure and manage the impact. This global consensus,…

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Islamic Finance Impact Investing for Sustainable Development

Convergence between Islamic finance and impact investing requires a large ethical investor base that is conscious about the ESG factors. This means a greater emphasis on transparency, traceability…

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Synergies Between Islamic Finance and Impact Investing

Islamic finance and economic practices are well-positioned to support the overhaul of public financial management systems and the strengthening of health, education, and food security…

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Green and Social Investments

Green and social investments are innovative Shariah-compliant instruments designed to finance green infrastructure and development projects. They have the potential to become a new asset class…

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Introducing Impact Investing

Impact investing refers to investing with the intention to generate and measure social and environmental benefits alongside a financial return. Impact investors intend to have a social impact,…

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Financing Models for the Sustainable Development Goals

The models that channel resources directly into SDG-advancing investments include green bonds, blended finance and impact investing. Green bonds are innovative climate finance instruments designed…

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Impact Investing Part II

The Acumen Fund’s private equity investment in Ziqitza Healthcare and the investments in ProCredit Holding are two cases of good practice in impact investing, with lower rates of financial…

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Corporate Investment Strategies for Sustainable Development

Traditionally, asset owners divide their capital into two opposite poles, traditional investing and philanthropy. In the “finance-only” approach, investments are targeted for…

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Green Bonds and Green Bond Principles

Green bonds are innovative climate finance instruments designed to raise funds for sustainable investment projects. Unlike conventional bonds, all proceeds of a green bond need to be invested in…

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Blended Finance

Blended finance employs the strategic use of development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilize private capital flows to emerge and frontier markets. It is a method of layering investments to…

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