ImpactAlpha, June 1 – Agents of justice are agents of impact. The anger in the streets this weekend is an expression of the manifest injustice of police brutality. And the manifest injustice of the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. And the unacceptably slow progress toward, and outright hostility to, an economic and social system
ImpactAlpha, June 2 – Debt investor Blue Like an Orange was founded by former World Bank officials to finance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (listen to the ImpactAlpha podcast interview, “Blue Like an Orange offers a report card for the Sustainable Development Goals“). It has raised $200 for its first Latin America fund, backed by
ImpactAlpha, June 2 – Recycling company Plastics for Change sources landfill- and ocean-bound plastic waste from informal workers through a tech platform designed to ensure fair prices for the collectors. The company has raised a $2 million round, led by Mirova Natural Capital, which backed the company through the Althelia investment group it acquired last year.
The crises we see today — COVID-19, racial injustice and violence, and more — are far too familiar for far too many people, reflecting decades of systemic failure. At Amplifying Impact, the Mission Investors Exchange National Conference, co-chair Lisa Hamilton of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explained, “We have been allowing far too many folks
ImpactAlpha, June 1 – ANDE’s Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund, backed by USAID and the Visa Foundation, sought innovative ways to bridge the estimated $320 billion annual gap in access to finance for women-led small and growing businesses in developing countries. Eight winning programs, out of more than 180 applicants, will each receive up to $150,000