- Maximum opportunity, maximum danger. That about sums up ImpactAlpha’s early coverage of “opportunity zones,” the impact investing story of the summer that is destined to break out in wider political and media circles this fall.
It’s going to take years for utilities’ grids to reach remote villages in Africa, if they ever do. Standalone solar home systems are filling some of the gap. But in many cases local “mini-grids” that can power businesses, schools and other loads are the least-cost option with the broadest social and economic benefits. Investors put
- The International Finance Corp. has committed $13 million to Capria Fund, which invests in both emerging market fund managers and their funds.
- We’re counting down the top five Returns on Investment episodes from 2018.
- If the Women’s March, the #MeToo movement and the growing awareness of inequities in access to capital raised the questions, gender-lens investing has become at least part of the answer.
- Bono and Bill Gates have been longtime partners in philanthropic efforts to fight poverty, hunger and disease. They may become impact investment partners as well in a private-equity fund aimed at transforming health care delivery in the developing world.
- The fusion of Rev. Barber’s call for a moral revival with the work of such New Revivalists and impact investors may lift up both.