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Good Finance to help U.K. charities and enterprises navigate social finance

The new site includes a tool to help organizations assess whether they’re a fit for social investment. The aim, says Big Society’s Kieran Whiteside, is to improve understanding of “what it is, who it’s for, what it can do and where you can get it.” The digital project is backed by Big Society Capital, Access and

Webinar 4/18: How can impact investors combat wage stagnation and income inequality?

Webinar 4/18: How can impact investors combat wage stagnation and income inequality? Economic inequality creates social and political unrest. It also creates long-term systemic risk for investors. How can available investment strategies address inequities based on age, race, gender and geography? Learn about investing to address income inequality in a complimentary one-hour webinar on April

And then there were 73…Echoing Green finalists

Women Rising Take a peek at the list of 73 finalists for 2017 Echoing Green fellowships, and takeaways from a review of all 2,879 applicants, 44 percent of them women. One trend: a heightened focus on civil and human rights, especially for refugees and immigrants. Winners will be announced in June. This post originally appeared in ImpactAlpha’s

And then there were 73…Echoing Green finalists

Take a peek at the list of 73 finalists for 2017 Echoing Green fellowships, and takeaways from a review of all 2,879 applicants, 44 percent of them women. One trend: a heightened focus on civil and human rights, especially for refugees and immigrants. Winners will be announced in June. This post originally appeared in ImpactAlpha’s daily

INSEAD team pitches online medical education venture to win MIINT competition

Many social-impact contests reward student entrepreneurs. But last weekend’s MIINT (for MBA Impact Investing Network & Training) competition may be the only one that selects students for their abilities as investors. The finals at Wharton in Philadelphia capped a six-month lab that helps MBA students “think like an impact investor” by having them identify, diligence

Generate Capital launches $250 million financing facility for solar+storage projects

Climate Finance Generate Capital has launched a $250 million financing facility for solar+storage projects. The advent of cost-effective batteries for electricity storage is making the numbers work for an increasing number of commercial and industrial solar installations (see “Energy storage takes shape with financing for Southern California battery installations”). Also helpful: rebates for such projects

World Bank passes $10 billion green bond milestone

Climate Finance With a sale last week of two bonds to Swedish insurance company Folksam, the World Bank passed the $10 billion mark for its issues of green bonds [paywall]. The bank, which launched the first green bonds in 2008, is now the world’s third largest green bond issuer after European Investment Bank and German