Heads up, investors: It’s not all about you

A 40-year old produce distributor in Eugene, Oregon may not be where you’d expect to find a fix for shareholder capitalism. But with Organically Grown Company, we believe that’s precisely what we found. Organically Grown has built an ownership model that shares economic value and governance among investors and workers, as well as growers, customers and

Climate signals blinking red, a test for global leadership at COP24 (updated)

  Updates from COP 24 As governments wobble, private sector takes the lead on climate action. Journalist Lou del Bello is in Katowice, Poland at COP 24, the global climate talks aimed at implementing the Paris climate accord. She took up ImpactAlpha’s challenge to find reasons for optimism. Her nominee: private capital. “While pessimism still

What does Paul Polman’s legacy mean for socially and environmentally responsible companies?

  • A year before Paul Polman, the 62-year-old chief executive of consumer packaged goods giant Unilever announced his retirement last week, he fought an epic battle for the future of the company – and perhaps of capitalism.

The new ‘alternatives’: How community development lenders are scaling up impact investing

  • The deployment of large amounts of capital for financial and social returns requires intermediaries rooted in both communities and the capital markets. That makes community development financial institutions well-positioned to serve the growing number of mission-driven investors.