- After a dozen columns, David Bank rounds up the impact investing story so far (and gets another column in the bag).
- The Battle Creek Small Business Loan Fund will provide capital and technical assistance to local entrepreneurs.
The blockchain is hot. But without strong ethics, the technology could face the same backlash already rocking the tech world. To help integrate ethics into blockchain applications, the Beeck Center, a center for social-innovation at Georgetown University, has released Blockchain for Ethical Design Framework, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. The group says blockchain developers can mitigate
- The company lends farming inputs to small farmers in Asia using alternative-credit risk metrics and crop and weather information to determine farmers’ creditworthiness.