ImpactAlpha, April 23 – Financial advisors are transforming themselves into “agents of impact” in order to deepen their relationships with existing clients, build their book of business – or stay in business at all. “This is a retention and recruitment conversation,” Morgan Stanley’s Noel Pacarro Brown said on ImpactAlpha’s Agents of Impact Call No. 8 last week. “There is no one
- Community-driven accountability tools, like the IFC’s “Compliance Advisor Ombudsman,” can provide affordable, relatively fast, and fair platforms for communities to raise grievances to investors, resolve disputes and remedy harm.
- “We’re trying to democratize the data information on the retail sector,” says Frogtek’s Montse Mora.
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- The impact investment fund of Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta put $1 million into the Low Income Investment Fund to create a financing vehicle for earlier stage charter schools in Atlanta’s lower income communities.
- Rodrigo Villar and New Ventures Mexico are waking up private investors to the next wave of innovation taking hold in Mexican and Latin American startups: the one tackling mounting social and environmental challenges.
- Tilapia is a low-carbon, efficient source of protein and is conducive to aquaculture operations, which have a potentially “transformational effect for the availability and affordability of locally produced protein,” said Dutch development bank FMO, which issued the loan.
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