Putting a Price on Carbon: Climate Action in the Age of Trump (podcast)

Zero: the number of questions about global warming and climate change asked of presidential candidates during the 2016 campaign debates. Yet, as such august analysts as the writers of Saturday Night Live understand, the future of fossil fuels has emerged as the incoming Trump administration’s biggest preoccupation, and likely a major driver of Russia’s intervention

Supply and Demand: New Impact Investing Products Help Investors Go “All In”

The supply of impact investments is catching up to investor demand. The experiences of members of Toniic, an impact investing network, suggests impact investors are moving beyond private equity and creating portfolios diversified by asset class similar to traditional asset allocation. The message of a new report on their performance: full portfolio alignment with impact is

Supply and Demand: New Impact Investing Products Help Investors Go “All In”

The supply of impact investments is catching up to investor demand. The experiences of members of Toniic, an impact investing network, suggests impact investors are moving beyond private equity and creating portfolios diversified by asset class similar to traditional asset allocation. The message of a new report on their performance: full portfolio alignment with impact is possible

Battle for the Arctic: Yesterday’s Energy War?

Climate Finance The White House announcement on Tuesday (alongside parallel Canadian actions) of a permanent ban on oil and gas drilling in 115 million acres of Arctic waters will be among President Obama’s most noteworthy moves to protect the planet from climate change. It will likely be challenged by President-elect Trump, who has promised to

Letter from Brazil: Collective Action to Help Small Businesses Achieve Development Goals

As the host of two historic UN summits on sustainable development in the past 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Brazil is actively engaged in testing innovative approaches to reach the sustainable development goals. Supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) can be an important part of this agenda, contributing to advances in

Battle for the Arctic: Yesterday’s Energy War?

The White House announcement on Tuesday (alongside parallel Canadian actions) of a permanent ban on oil and gas drilling in 115 million acres of Arctic waters will be among President Obama’s most noteworthy moves to protect the planet from climate change. It will likely be challenged by President-elect Trump, who has promised to lift federal bans

Billionaires’ Ball: A look at TPG’s $2 billion Rise Fund

Smarter Money Deconstructing the New York Times’ coverage of TPG Growth’s new impact investment fund Photo credit: Tillman Global Holdings Talk about raising expectations. The RISE fund scored an Andrew Ross Sorkin exclusive in the New York Times, led by Bono, backed by all-stars on the impact billionaire circuit, and driven by TPG Growth, with more