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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, front, after she signed a law that allows pay-for-success funding for projects aiming to reduce female incarceration rates. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Social impact bonds, explained

These partnerships between investors, governments and nonprofits are a new way to pay for programs and services that help people in need and address intractable problems like mass incarceration.
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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Clive Hamilton and Richard Rigby on Chinese influence in Australia

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Clive Hamilton and Richard Rigby on Chinese influence in Australia. The Conversation, CC BY46.3 MB (download)
The Australia-China relationship is again in the headlines, with reports of strains between the two countries, resulting in federal ministers who want to visit finding it hard to get visas.
Suncor’s plant in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta. Divesting in fossil fuels can not only help combat climate change, but can also increase investors’ returns, according to a new analysis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Want a richer pension? Divest of fossil fuels

A recent study suggests that divesting in fossil fuels not only allows investors to address their climate change concerns, it also reduces financial risks and increases financial returns.
Men transporting a large bag in the Muvumba river valley in Kigali. A massive Rwandan electrification programme sets out to benefit rural communities. Shutterstock

How electricity changes lives: a Rwandan case study

A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?
Academics put Hammond in the spotlight. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

Budget 2017: experts respond

Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
Impact investors are funding programs for homeless Australians and those in poverty. AAP

What is the impact of ‘impact investing’?

Research shows that 'impact investing' not only delivers good financial returns, but it supports a great many social and environmental programs in Australia.
SoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Son attends a news conference in Tokyo in February 2017. reuters

What we can learn from the Warren Buffett of the web

Softbank has become one of the biggest global names in tech. The story of its founder and CEO Masayoshi Son offers some prescient insight in how to navigate highly competitive global markets.

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