Promising impact ventures, new impact funds and growing interest from banks, NGOs and high net worth families — impact investing in Central America may finally be poised for takeoff. One place to take stock of the rising level of activity is Antigua, Guatemala, which is gearing up for this month’s second Latin American Impact Investment Forum for Central
Catalytic capital is, well, catalyzing capital in this week’s #DealFlow. Off-grid solar in Africa. Mortgages for low-income home buyers in India. Financial services for small farmers. Incubators for small businesses in the U.S. (Just to show we know what we’re talking about, here’s a cite to Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson and Ben Thornley in Impact
The penetration of smartphones and India’s new national digital identity program (Aadhaar) are creating unprecedented opportunities for the country’s growing number of entrepreneurs, and hence for investors seeking impact as well, Kudva says. Aadhaar, a 12-digital ID number lined to fingerprints, iris scans and photos, is spurring an explosion of financial and other services. Omidyar
Dealflow #Dealflow : Tyson Goes Beyond Meat, Bridges Backs Vegetarian Express and USDA Invests in Rural Development Nov. 13, 2016 Sustainable food, animal welfare and the logical (if not always fully satisfying) conclusion, vegetarianism, is rising as an investment theme (have a listen to our recent podcast, “How Bringing Animals Into Impact Investing Can Help People, Too”).