#Shifts September: New Theses, Markets and Signals Guiding Impact Investors

Welcome to #Shifts, ImpactAlpha’s monthly roundup of the ideas and trends driving impact investing. In this edition: investors see opportunity in scaling impact companies, fintech is on fire in Mexico, and human rights is investable. #Shifts happen. THESES: Provocative investment propositions Growth capital to scale proven impact business models. Last week, with the announcement of TPG’s

Debating the Impact Economy

What did the presidential candidates say? No, Fran Seegull and Nancy Pfund did not get a shout-out from the debate stage at Hofstra University for their open letter to the presidential candidates promoting “The Impact Economy.” But a few minutes into Hillary Clinton’s opening remarks on “Achieving Prosperity,” a friend texted me, “It sounds like

Debating the Impact Economy: What Did the Presidential Candidates Say?  

Debating the Impact Economy: What Did the Presidential Candidates Say? No, Fran Seegull and Nancy Pfund did not get a shout-out from the debate stage at Hofstra University for their open letter to the presidential candidates promoting “The Impact Economy.” But a few minutes into Hillary Clinton’s opening remarks on “Achieving Prosperity,” a friend texted

DNA Test Outs Fish Fraudsters to Protect Local Seafood Producers

St. Petersburg, Fla. — The fresh-caught Gulf grouper is the star of the $14 fish sandwich at Crabby Bill’s, a seafood restaurant in nearby Indian Rocks Beach. The grouper has to perform if the sandwich is to compete with a $7 imposter on a competitor’s menu down the street. For consumers, being duped at the

An Economy for the Common Good: Building a Balance Sheet for Companies’ Impact

More than two thousand years after Aristotle, a growing movement is bridging his division between oikonomia – an economy that supports the common good – and chrematistike – making money. The movement for an “Economy for the Common Good,” launched in Austria in 2010, has gained the support of 2,200 companies in 50 countries. Most