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ImpactAlpha, Jun 24 – The action in climate action is shifting to infrastructure. Driven by falling price curves for renewables, mispriced risk, and the need to ramp up climate finance to avert a planetary crisis, investors are finding opportunity in distributed solar and wind plants, waste-to energy facilities, wastewater systems and sustainable agriculture.  On ImpactAlpha’s

ImpactAlpha, May 28 – Looking for a silver lining to the COVID crisis? It could be that the crisis is the catalyst to finally strengthen and scale the small business finance and support ecosystem that has existed outside of mainstream financial channels for decades.  Listen to the replay of Agents of Impact Call No. 17:

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Impact Voices Impact insurance: ‘Synthetic securitization’ to backstop small and medium-sized enterprises. In ordinary circumstances, few underwriters would issue insurance for highly probable events. “But these are extraordinary times, and impact investors are no ordinary investors,” Eighteen East Capital’s Thomas Venon writes in a guest post on ImpactAlpha that argues for insurance, rather than debt,

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Answer The Call, today. The COVID crisis is the moment for impact investing to step up. Join hundreds of Agents of Impact, including LeapFrog Investments’ Felix Olale, New Island’s Chris Larson, CREO’s Regine Clement, Ceniarth’s Greg Neichin, Open Road Alliance’s Caroline Bressan, Prudential’s Tony Berkley, Encourage Capital’s Ricardo Bayon, Tideline’s Christina Leijonhufvud, Renewable Resources Group’s Jason Scott, Vital Capital’s Nimrod Gerber, Vulcan

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 30 – The first annual assessments of impact investors are coming in under the International Finance Corporation’s Operating Principles for Impact Management. While the assessments revealed shortcomings in impact oversight, particularly around investment exits, observers applauded the transparency as an important step in the evolution of the market. “We believe the principles represent

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 6 – A viable company is a terrible thing to waste. A whole generation of otherwise cashflow-positive small and growing ventures that deliver pro-social goods and services around the world is on the edge of failure because of the COVID crash. In emerging markets no less than developed ones, revenues and demand have

March 19, 2020 – Campuses are closed, but ImpactAlpha U was in session last week.  Faculty and students from dozens of MBA and other graduate programs joined Agents of Impact Call No. 13 to talk sustainable finance and impact investing education. The Call took place last week, just as universities and MBA were starting to