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Refugee Opportunity Index (ROI) Expert Panel Summary
December 16, 2019
RIN and the Economist Intelligence Unit convened a panel of experts to advise on the development of an indicator framework for the ROI. Read the full meeting summary here.
Refugee Investment Network launches to connect investors and refugee entrepreneurs
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.
Work not handouts: Entrepreneurs reboot image of refugees
June 6, 2019
This Reuters article illustrates the desire of refugees to build lives and redefine the perception of refugees through entrepreneurship. RIN Managing Director Tim Docking, featured in the article, adds “this is a very entrepreneurial, hardworking, gritty group of folks who want to work, versus get handouts, and need investment capital to get going.”
Initiative for Inclusive Investment in Mexico (3IM) announced
April 29, 2019
3IM is a new cross-sector, cross-border partnership that will attract long-term strategic growth capital for investments in Mexico through the inclusion of displaced people in economic development projects. 3IM will foster new venture creation and the expansion of employment, workforce development, and skills matching to create thousands of jobs and enrich the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mexico while also reducing unemployment and displacement.
The new era of refugee investing
January 14, 2019
RIN Managing Directors, John Kluge and Tim Docking, co-authored an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on how investment can unlock the potential of refugees and help propel economic development.
How Kibbeh Paved the Way for This Syrian Refugee’s Freedom
August 6, 2020
After starting her own successful food business in Jordan, Fatimah began encouraging and advising other aspiring businesswomen in her community.
Innovative Finance to Increase Refugee Resettlement
Aug 19th 2020
Webinar
This upcoming webinar from the Center for Global Development will discuss insights from a new CGD Working Group Report that explores the economic calculus behind resettlement, and the innovative finance arrangements to address the perception that refugees are a “burden” to be shared.
Webinar: Spotlight on Refugee-Lens Investing
Jul 23rd 2020
Webinar
RIN Founder and Managing Director John Kluge will join a conversation hosted by Impact Capital Forum about refugee lens investing and the impact of refugee finance both domestically and internationally.
Meet the entrepreneurs using fintech to help refugees
July 14, 2020
Reuters feature on a generation of refugees who have set up financial technology firms to help other refugees and migrants send money, access paperwork, and share information.
Refugee Entrepreneurs Face a Different Kind of Survival
July 8, 2020
Karma Impact covers RIN’s efforts to support refugee entrepreneurs during COVID-19 through the Refugee Entrepreneurs COVID-19 Resilience (RECOVR) Fund. The RECOVR Fund will deploy emergency cash grants to hundreds of refugee-led enterprises that are most acutely affected by the pandemic and the related economic downturn.
Supporting Refugee Lives and Livelihoods during COVID-19
June 9, 2020
RIN Co-Managing Director Tim Docking shares the findings of a RIN survey on the needs of refugee entrepreneurs in COVID-19, and why it is critical to continue supporting refugees’ self-reliance through a time of crisis.
Keeping Food on the Table During COVID-19: How Refugee Entrepreneurs Have Stayed Afloat
June 8, 2020
NextBillion profiles refugee entrepreneurs who have pivoted their food industry businesses during COVID-19 to weather the pandemic and help others.
Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement Literature Review Update
June 4, 2020
The World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement draws on RIN’s Refugee Opportunity Index (ROI) Literature Review for their latest update.
NYU Team Wins Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge Using Refugee Investing Lens
April 21, 2020
A team of NYU grad students adapted RIN’s refugee investing lens to design the first Refugee Exchange-Traded Fund, winning the 2020 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.
This Local Nail Salon Has Shifted to Provide Quarantine Beauty Solutions
April 15, 2020
Read how refugee entrepreneur Ashley Tran quickly and creatively pivoted her business model in response to COVID-19 to garner traction nationwide and land a deal with Amazon.