Impact Investors Fish for Deals to Save the Oceans

Investments in sustainable fisheries and ocean preservation ventures need to move from “uncoordinated innovation” to the “marketplace building” stage of development, with easy-to-understand and profitable models that can capitalize on growing interest from impact investors. That is the consensus of impact investors after a series of oceans-related panels and discussions at SOCAP13, the social capital markets

Impact Investors Fish for Deals to Save the Oceans

Investments in sustainable fisheries and ocean preservation ventures need to move from “uncoordinated innovation” to the “marketplace building” stage of development, with easy-to-understand and profitable models that can capitalize on growing interest from impact investors. That is the consensus of impact investors after a series of oceans-related panels and discussions at SOCAP13, the social capital

Do You Know Who Caught Your Fish? Direct Relationships Cut Seafood Fraud and Boost Fishing Income

When it comes to sustainable seafood, barcode identifiers and environmental certificates only go so far. The real key is genuine relationships with the people who hauled in the catch. From Alaska to Boston to San Francisco, conservationist Native Americans, nonprofit organizers, and seafood entrepreneurs are developing ways to safeguard consumers and empower fishing communities. The

From Margins to Mainstream: World Economic Forum Tackles Impact Investing

From the folks who brought us Davos comes a new report that cautiously concludes that impact investing is ready to break out from its niche and capture the imagination — and the assets — of mainstream institutional investors. The World Economic Forum used its access to senior decision-makers and portfolio managers of pension funds, insurance

From Margins to Mainstream: World Economic Forum Tackles Impact Investing

From the folks who brought us Davos comes a new report that cautiously concludes that impact investing is ready to break out from its niche and capture the imagination — and the assets — of mainstream institutional investors. The World Economic Forum used its access to senior decision-makers and portfolio managers of pension funds, insurance

Fall of the Rupee is Not so Bad for India’s Poor — and Just Fine for Impact Investors

There’s no shortage of gloomy prognostication about the impact on Indian society as the rupee falls into global disfavor, with a value (in U.S. dollars) barely half its high point in 2008. I have a different perspective: There is a silver lining in this dismal cloud. The situation could even be positive for those who

Announcing ImpactSpace: Open Data and Resources to Power Impact Investing

The data is flowing. Today’s launch of ImpactSpace, the open impact database, enables players in the global impact investing marketplace to navigate nearly  2,300 impact companies and more than 1,300 financing events. ImpactSpace begins to meet the impact community’s oft-cited need for a real picture of the companies, investors and actual transactions — the deals getting