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Changing the investment algorithm to advance racial justice

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 22 – It’s time to recode market systems that generate racial injustice. Last month’s Agents of Impact Call joined two conversations that are too often separate: systemic risk and systemic racism. Today’s Call continues the effort to call out the ways racism shows up across the economic landscape and highlight strategies and designs

Shutdown accelerates shift to digitized, decentralized, decarbonized electricity (podcast)

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 21 – When the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the world economy this spring, Emmanuel Lagarrigue worried the momentum toward a clean energy economy would be lost. The concern was strategic for Lagarrigue, the chief innovation officer for Schneider Electric, the French equipment giant. Schneider has carved out a leading role helping customers

Agent of Impact: Jeffrey Ubben, Inclusive Capital Partners

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 18 – Oil giant BP this this week called Peak Oil. Ubben, a veteran hedge fund manager, is calling Peak Finance.  “Finance is, like, done,” he told the FT back in June. Ubben was known as an activist investor at ValueAct, the $16 billion hedge fund he founded in 2000. That meant pushing

Greenlight Planet raises $90 million to bring off-grid solar to new energy users

ImpactAlpha, September 22 – Africa and Asia’s off-grid solar sector has been on an upmarket march in recent years, shifting away from individual households to small commercial or community solar users. But a new $90 million funding round for Greenlight Planet signals that investors are still committed to emerging markets’ first-time and low-income solar energy consumers.