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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.
Social Enterprise World Forum
Oct 23rd-25th 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Hosted by SEWF
Summit 2019
Sep 9th-11th 2019
Chicago, IL
Hosted by Social Enterprise Alliance
Impact Investing Forum
Sep 17th-18th 2019
Baltimore, MD
Hosted by Cambridge Associates
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. The ROI will shine a light on policy shortcomings and serve as a tool to incentivize policy reforms that support refugee economic integration and inclusive growth.
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.
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.
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.
Project Understanding: The global refugee crisis
June 26, 2019
In this special report, Ipsos contributes to building a better global understanding of the benefits of welcoming refugees. Managing Directors John Kluge and Tim Docking co-author a chapter on Refugee Investing in this report on private sector involvement in solutions to global forced migration.
Refugee Week: Businesses Building A Shared Future
June 24, 2019
Forbes feature on businesses changing the stigma surrounding refugees through entrepreneurship.
Coding to cooking: the businesses helping tackle the refugee crisis
June 24, 2019
Reuters feature on businesses across the globe helping to solve issues faced by displaced peoples.