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Weekly round-up- the frontiers of impact tech, mainstream investments for Asia’s growth & more!

Published Date: 8 July 2019

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Movement building 

Duncan Collins-Adams: Pride has sold its soul to rainbow-branded capitalism

Fifty years after Stonewall, the LGBT+ movement has abandoned its dream of sexual democracy. (via The Guardian, June 2018) 

Tech 

Josiane Smith: The Frontiers of Impact Tech | Report

A 220-page exploration of moonshots worth taking - reversing climate change while ensuring people and nature thrive. (via Good Tech Lab, June 2019) 

Philanthropy 

Marco Shek: Beyond philanthropy, mainstream investments needed to sustain Asia's growth

Amid escalating geopolitical tensions and uncertainty over global growth, there is one region presenting hope and opportunity: Asia. (via The Edge, Singapore, June 2019) 
 

Louise Pulford: Acumen Spins Off Its Impact Measurement Method Into A Separate Startup

Acumen, the pioneering patient capital impact investment firm, is spinning off its method for measuring impact into a separate for-profit enterprise, 60 Decibels. (via Forbes, June 2019) 

Cities 

Duncan Collins-Adams: Urbanists Could Learn a Lot From Anthony Bourdain

The work of the acclaimed chef and writer, who has died at 61, provides a model for a truly inclusive urbanism based on the creativity of all human beings. (via City Lab, June 2018)