London Stock Exchange issues ESG guidance

The 2,700 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and affiliated markets (with a combined market capitalization of $6.3 trillion) have received new ESG 60-page guidance, which outlines what environmental, social and governance reporting investors expect from from companies. The London Stock Exchange Group said it’s important “for companies and other issuers to communicate with

How the Northwest Area Foundation creates good rural jobs

Northwest Area Foundation has insight on how to create good rural jobs. The St. Paul, Minnesota philanthropy has invested in 20 companies that have created 1,700 well-paid jobs, with above average benefits, in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. According to a new report from Pacific Community Ventures, about half of

Social entrepreneurs join tech leaders and scientists in calling to lift travel ban

A Who’s Who of leaders of social enterprises, nonprofits and other organizations signed an open letter opposing President Trump’s executive order. “This ban will make our work to foster peace, sustainability, opportunity and inclusiveness much harder,” the letter said. Signers include philanthropist Jeff Skoll, Acumen’s Jacqueline Novogratz, Village Capital’s Ross Baird, Sonen Capital’s Stuart Davidson, Echoing

A Latin American Formula for Inclusive Growth

An entrepreneurial culture, a youthful population and, paradoxically, still-high social inequality, are driving business opportunities throughout Latin America. Such local businesses may make the region more resilient in the face of increasingly protectionist policies that may be coming from Washington. Rodrigo Villar, founding director of New Ventures Mexico, says the apparent hostility towards Mexico from

Six opportunities — and one big risk — for impact investors

New political realities have been a wake up call for the growing movement seeking demonstrable, measurable impact on social and environmental challenges. Stripped of a sympathetic U.S. administration, investors and activists trying to mobilize private capital to curb climate change, eliminate global poverty and close the gap on income inequality are choosing whether to shy

Six opportunities — and one big risk — for impact investors in 2017

New political realities have been a wake up call for the growing movement seeking demonstrable, measurable impact on social and environmental challenges. Stripped of a sympathetic U.S. administration, investors and activists trying to mobilize private capital to curb climate change, eliminate global poverty and close the gap on income inequality are choosing whether to shy

Six opportunities – and one big risk – for impact investors in 2017

New political realities have been a wake up call for the growing movement seeking demonstrable, measurable impact on social and environmental challenges. Stripped of a sympathetic U.S. administration, investors and activists trying to mobilize private capital to curb climate change, eliminate global poverty and close the gap on income inequality are choosing whether to shy away –