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
The world has just achieved what few thought was possible even a few months ago: distributed and concerted global action to make the kind of deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that are necessary to forestall the most cataclysmic effects of climate change.
If companies were ill-prepared for Corona, just wait for climate change.
ImpactAlpha, March 10 – Suddenly, it seems, capitalism is being reimagined, reinvented or reset. For impact investing practitioners, however, the ‘new capitalism’ is an overnight sensation 40 years in the making. One of ImpactAlpha’s founding precepts was that financial markets will increasingly need to know what impact investing practitioners have learned over decades of working.
For impact investors, the raft of cancellations may create something of a natural experiment: Just how necessary are all those gatherings for getting the work done?
Prudential’s billion-dollar pledge was market-making back in 2014. Prudential committed not foundation funds, but balance-sheet assets, sending a signal to other institutional investors that the universe of impact funds and products and vehicles and companies was ready for prime time.
Falling battery costs are expected to make light-duty electric vehicles cost-competitive by about 2024. But over the full life cycle, the total cost of ownership of electric fleets already beats gasoline-powered fleets.