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

Billionaires’ Ball: Deconstructing TPG’s $2 billion RISE Fund

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 than $8 billion under management. For all the signals that the big boys are arriving in impact investing, the

Could Trump be getting ready to pull a Nixon-to-China on carbon?

Climate Finance His big projects in Russia and close relationship with Vladimir Putin have dominated most of the coverage of Rex Tillerson’s selection as President-elect Trump’s secretary of state. Equally intriguing, from a more optimistic direction, is the ExxonMobil chief’s repeated validation of climate science and endorsement of a tax — yes, a tax — on carbon. The world’s fears that

Billionaires’ Ball: Deconstructing TPG’s $2 billion RISE Fund

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 than $8 billion under management. For all the signals that the big boys are arriving in impact investing, the