- Follow the talent with ImpactAlpha’s weekly report on career moves, job openings, events and opportunities
- Many impact investors avoid early-stage businesses because of the perceived risks.
- “My challenge to these investors, and to any limited-partner or asset manager who wants to support impactful companies, is to be open to rethinking when and how they invest, not just what they invest in,” Village Capital CEO Allie Burns writes in a guest post on ImpactAlpha.
- An increasing number of proof points are beginning to add up to a viable impact investing marketplace in Latin America.
- The experiences of a handful of pioneering managers of early impact investing funds in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia offer a glimpse of the future for “second wave” impact funds that are emerging in many of Latin America’s smaller countries, including Guatemala, Ecuador and Bolivia.
- The Brief’s Big 7: Impact alpha in Latin America, entrepreneurship in Opportunity Zones, beyond equity, Agent of Impact Clara Barby
- Beyond equity, Atlanta’s green impact bond, Root Capital’s social impact incentives, overheard at the FLII
- Environmental impact bonds, which reward investors for backing projects that achieve positive environmental outcomes, are being used as a way for cities to finance greener infrastructure.
ImpactAlpha, February 21 – Under a new agreement with a pair of development finance institutions, agriculture financier Root Capital is eligible for up to $1 million in incentive payments on loans it makes to high-impact agribusinesses in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Already Root has deployed loans eligible for the payments to farmer organizations
- Some highlights fromThe ninth Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto in Mérida, Mexico.