September 23, 2016


The resources below cover a range of topics related to migrant and refugee integration. Please use the contact form below to contribute your own resources to this list.

Role of Social Enterprises & Businesses in Migrant  Integration

The 12 Startups using tech to tackle Europe’s refugee crisis. Sept 29, 2016. “Technology includes an airbnb for refugees and digital debit cards for refugees who can’t open bank accounts”

Experiences of Immigrant and Refugee Social Enterprise in Canada. Report on the first phase research findings of the Immigrant Settlement and Integration through Social Enterprise Initiative (ISISE).CED (Canadian CED Network). 2010.

Catalogue of Immigrant Social Enterprises in Canada. Accessed: Sept 22 2015. CED (Canadian CED Network). 2010.

Innovation for International Development – NESTA, Framing the challenges: private sector perspectives on partnering for development. See pages 144- 154.

Corporations Can Accelerate Solutions to the Worldwide Refugee Crisis FSG. Reichert, N. and Sion, P. August 2016.

Council of European Development Banks Social Innovation Competition: The theme of this year’s competition is innovation to address the refugee settlement and integration crisis in Europe. The competition will award funding to three social innovation proposals.

Matchmaking for refugees makes sense. Chicago Tribune. Sept. 19, 2016.

UN Private Sector Forum,  2016 Announcements in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Partnership for Refugees (US) Call for Action. For list of private business pledges see:

Tent Foundation A Platform for corporate leaders to join forces to more effectively leverage the support, ingenuity and dynamism of the world’s businesses to help end the refugee crisis.

Global Migration Trends 

People on the Move: Global Migration’s Impact and Opportunity, McKinsey Global Institute and IMF December 2016

Migration Policy Institute Data Hub

International Migration Outlook 2016. OECD Publishing Paris. DOI:10.1787/migr_outlook-2016-en

International Migration Report 2015. Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Refugee surge brings youth to an aging Europe. Pew Research Center. October 8, 2015.

Investment Models for Migrant Integration

Social Impact Bonding. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2016.

Humanitarian Investment Fund for Refugees – How to Turn Ordeal into Opportunity for All. Centre for Global Development. May 13, 2016.

Finance as an Instrument of Hope: Investing in Refugees. Kluge, J. May 28, 2016.

Investing in Global Migrant and Refugee Integration, Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 21, 2016.

Social Investment Insights: Investing in Integration. Big Society Capital, May 2016).

Rethinking Immigrant Investor Funds. November 2015. Available at SSRN.

Forced Migrant Labour: Shareholder Engagement

Forced Migrant Labour ShareAction Investor Briefing, June 2016.

Supply Chain Foreign Migrant Worker Standard Hewlett Packard (2014).

Financial Inclusion

Serving Refugee Populations: The Next Financial Inclusion Frontier. UN HCR and Social Performance Task Force, July 2016 (version for public comment)

Investor Brief: Promoting Financial Inclusion in Canada’s Financial Services Sector.Shareholder Association for Research and Education (2013).

Board Diversity

Diversity Matters:McKinsey (2015) “Companies in the top quartile of racial/ethnic diversity were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry median.”

Human Rights and Migrants

Private Prisons and Immigration Detention. Client Briefing, Sustainalytics, March 2014.