Toniic’s tool helps investors map impact themes to Sustainable Development Goals

Are you investing in basic goods and services, smallholder farmer finance, inclusive fintech or affordable housing? Then you’re working toward Sustainable Development Goal No. 1:  End global poverty. That’s according to a new project from Toniic Institute, the research arm of the global impact investor network, which has matched common impact investment themes with the United Nations’ global

SOCAP spins out of MissionHUB under new investor group

The 10th anniversary gathering of SOCAP in San Francisco in October will convene under new ownership. An investment group led by Robert J. Caruso of Kantian Social Ventures, has acquired a majority stake in the Social Capital Markets conference. SOCAP is spinning out of MissionHUB LLC, which remains a minority owner and co-founders Rosa Lee

Notes from Underground: Boosting livelihoods in the informal economy

Johannesburg — The vast underground economy around the world is characterized by below-the-radar flows of money, tax evasion, and poor labor conditions. Less obvious are the sector’s important lessons for self-regulation, new income streams and inclusive financial innovation. Rather than force food vendors, taxi drivers and small farmers to join the formal economy, new business models are