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
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
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
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.