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Haverford Microfinance Consulting (HMFC) End-of-the-Year Recap

Haverford Microfinance Consulting (HMFC) is a student-run organization here at Haverford College. It provides opportunities for students to engage in microfinance and impact investing projects outside of class. Wonder what HMFC did last year? Let’s find out! I’m Wanyi Yang … Continue reading

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A Philly Field Trip to Kensington, Shift Capital and New Kensington CDC

Which is better for redeveloping a neighborhood that is suffering from increased crime, drugs, unemployment, disinvestment, etc., a for profit real estate developer or a community centered NGO? Can a for-profit real estate developer help in a way that preserves … Continue reading

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Thread International’s Latest Impact Report

ORFL/Mi3 invested in Thread International in June of 2015 after initial due  diligence in the first impact investing class in 2013. At that time we decided to hold off until they had achieved a large contract with an apparel manufacturer. … Continue reading

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Applications open for SE Europe Field Study

MI3 is sponsoring a field study of entrepreneurship and access to finance in SE Europe in May following graduation. Professor Mudd will lead a group of 10-12 students selected from applicants to travel to Bulgaria, Macedonia and Montenegro. Applications will … Continue reading

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HC Alum Jacob Zlotoff to speak on Lending in Low Income Markets

As part of Fords on Friday, Jacob Zlotoff ’00, VP at Citi Community Capital will be speaking on his work providing financing for projects in low income neighborhoods. These are often complex deal that involve government programs like New Markets Tax Credits and … Continue reading

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What happens when mission conflicts with firm performance? One solution – hybrid organization with both for-profit and non profit entities

Azavea has been doing a lot of work in the Philadelphia community using data and mapping tools to help Philadelphia citizens learn, think more clearly and support their opinions about issues we are facing. But Azavea is a for-profit and … Continue reading

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HMFC Helps Fund Loan to Local NGO Working With Returnees

HMFC, the student run Haverford MicroFinance Consulting, has been working for the past two years with Kiva Zip, an online crowdfunding platform for zero interest loans to small businesses. Last year, in its role as a Kiva Zip trustee, HMFC endorsed Aisha … Continue reading

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Devin Salmon ’18 on Short-term Investment Pressures and Long Term Strategies

Governance is an issue I touch upon in many courses, from Advanced Corporate Finance to Impact investing to Microfinance. Devin Salmon ’18 expressed interest in understanding the pressures that businesses are facing from their investors and how they are affecting business strategy and performance. He … Continue reading

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MI3 featured in article by Generocity

Check out Generocity, a news and events platform focused on Social Impact targeting the Philadelphia market.  They recently featured an article written by Tony Abraham on Haverford MI3 and the Impact Investing class. “This local economics professor wandered into impact investing and … Continue reading

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