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“A Short Guide to Impact Investing”

  The Case Foundation has just released “A Short Guide to Impact Investing,” with the intention of bringing a new crop of high-net-worth investors “into the game.” “We picked up a recurring theme: a lot of people are confused,” writes author Sean Greene, Case’s entrepreneur-in-residence. “What exactly is impact investing? How is it different from

Unitus Seed Fund: Investing in Indian Health Care for All

India is in the midst of the world’s largest experiment in democratic elections, with more than 800 million people eligible to vote in its current parliamentary elections. Impact investors are monitoring what may be an even more interesting experiment: the efforts by India’s new crop of health care entrepreneurs to sell medical services directly to

Women are Hot…Investments

Janet Yellen, Christine Lagarde and a handful of U.S. senators notwithstanding, women are still underrepresented in the world of finance. So it was a reversal earlier this month to be one of the few men among nearly 100 women investors, wealth advisors, bankers and analysts gathered to reshape global financial markets through a “gender lens.”

Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

What’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly. Former New York City Mayor

Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

What’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly. Former New York City Mayor

D.Light Raises $11 Million to Light Up Developing World

Like Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the announcement that d.light design has closed $11 million in new financing is a signal of Silicon Valley’s increasing interest in technology’s role in meeting the needs of emerging middle-class consumers in the developing world. Investors in d.light, which makes affordable solar lanterns, included Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a

Bloomberg Jumps Into the Ocean — and Impact Investing

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a big splash in the oceans world recently with a $53 million commitment that put him among the top five funders of ocean restoration and sustainable seafood. No less significantly, the grant also makes Mr. Bloomberg one of the biggest supporters of impact investing. Attracting private capital to