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The new ROI: The Refugee Opportunity Index

July 9, 2019
In partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, the RIN is proud to announce the Refugee Opportunity Index.
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ImpactAlpha – Mobilizing private capital to back solutions to the migration crisis in Latin America

July 2, 2019
This Impact Alpha article, written by Fabiola Salman, Marcos Paya, and Sylvia Warren from Dalberg Advisors details the opportunities for individuals, investors, and governments to collaborate to find solutions to the migration crisis in Latin America. With case studies focused on Mexico, the Northern Triangle and Venezuela, the article examines the innovative enterprises and financial tools being used to improve the livelihoods of thousands of displaced people.
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Forbes – Why This Bay Area University Is Supporting Refugee Business

July 2, 2019
This Forbes interview with Thane Kreiner of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University details the ways that the RIN works with incubators and accelerators to build the field of refugee investing. The Miller Center has a dedicated program for refugee entrepreneurs and is planning to have a second cohort of entrepreneurs in the near future.
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Euromoney – Refugee lens investing arrives

July 1, 2019
This Euromoney feature on the RIN’s launch details the organizations initiatives, along with the work of its partners to find sustainable and durable solutions to the crisis of forced migration. RIN founder John Kluge is interviewed to discuss the Refugee Lens, as are Lev Plaves from Kiva and Kasra Movahedi from IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity.
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IPSOS – Project Understanding

June 26, 2019
Managing Directors John Kluge and Tim Docking co-author a chapter on Refugee Investing in this report.
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Asia Times – Displacement urgency draws private finance fix

June 24, 2019
Asia Times feature on the RIN and the role of private finance in solving global forced migration.
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ImpactAlpha – Growing investor interest in solutions for, and by, refugees

June 24, 2019
ImpactAlpha feature on the RIN launch and the refugee investment movement.
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Refugee Investment Network launches to connect investors and refugee entrepreneurs for inclusive future

June 20, 2019
On World Refugee Day, RIN gathers investors, entrepreneurs, humanitarian leaders, and donors to bridge the gap between capital and refugee-owned or -supporting ventures.
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Learning to Run

June 19, 2019
NeedsList and the RIN launch multi-sector campaign highlighting how the private sector, academia, and individual citizens can stand with refugees.
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Work not handouts: Entrepreneurs reboot image of refugees

June 6, 2019
Reuters covers entrepreneurs redefining the image of refugees, featuring the RIN’s Tim Docking and our work with 734 Coffee.
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Private Sector and Refugees: Pathways to scale

May 12, 2019
IFC’s Private Sector and Refugees report features the RIN’s framework for defining, qualifying, and targeting refugee investments.
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Initiative for Inclusive Investment in Mexico (3IM) announced

April 29, 2019
The RIN aims to prove that refugees are investable, and will help to move capital from the sidelines into sustainable “refugee investments”
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New network boosts field of refugee investing

March 4, 2019
Devex: Most investors don’t see refugees as bankable or investable, but that’s something the Refugee Investment Network wants to change.
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70M people are counting on this social entrepreneur to succeed

February 22, 2019
Forbes: John Kluge, founder and managing director of the Refugee Investment Network, sits down with Devin Thorpe to discuss the importance of refugee investments.
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The new era of refugee investing

January 14, 2019
SSIR: RIN Managing Directors, John Kluge and Tim Docking, on how investment can unlock the potential of refugees and help propel economic development.
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How investors can unlock the potential of refugee entrepreneurs

December 18, 2018
NextBillion: RIN Managing Directors, John Kluge and Tim Docking, shed light on how the private sector can change the narrative surrounding refugees.
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Media titan’s son paves path to profit for refugee entrepreneurs

November 21, 2018
Bloomberg: The Refugee Investment Network has secured more than $200 million in refugee investments. John Kluge and his team seek to mobilize $1 billion by 2030.
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Banking on refugees

October 26, 2018
New Humanitarian features the RIN and refugee investments.
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Growing community of investors steer capital to refugee solutions

October 25, 2018
ImpactAlpha features the RIN’s Paradigm Shift report.
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New Refugee Investment Network announced

October 25, 2018
The RIN aims to prove that refugees are investable, and will help to move capital from the sidelines into sustainable “refugee investments”
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SOCAP18: A Conversation with John Kluge and Tim Docking

August 11, 2018
John Kluge and Tim Docking believe that the key to unlocking innovative solutions that help refugees is increased capital investment.
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RIN featured at the Third Vatican Conference on Impact Investing

July 10, 2018
At the Third Vatican Conference on Impact Investing in Rome this week, refugees and migrants were top of mind both on the panels and in the halls.
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Entrepreneurs and investors mobilize to tackle challenges of refugees

May 23, 2018
ImpactAlpha features the RIN’s blended finance approach to refugee investing.