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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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IPSOS – Project Understanding
June 26, 2019
Managing Directors John Kluge and Tim Docking co-author a chapter on Refugee Investing in this report.
Forbes – Refugee Week: Businesses Building A Shared Future
June 24, 2019
Forbes feature on businesses changing the stigma surrounding refugees through entrepreneurship.
Reuters – 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.
Startup out to empower asylum seekers, sustain their careers
June 24, 2019
Seoul-based startup allows the displaced to generate income using their own set of professional skills.
Refugee startups using tech to solve problems for their communities
June 24, 2019
On World Refugee Day, YourStory shines the spotlight on these startup founders using technology to help refugees navigate the world.
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.