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Impact Capitalism Summit: Building An Economy That Works For All (Chicago, Apr 25–26)

ImpactAlpha will join over 250 institutional investors for the 8th Impact Capitalism Summit on April 25–26 in Chicago to talk climate solutions, financial inclusion, education, and gender-lens investing. This year’s summit, The Path Ahead: Building An Economy That Works For All, will focus on the role of capital markets in creating an economy where opportunity

African renewable-energy supply could surpass demand by 2030

2030 Just 37% of people in Africa had access to electricity in 2014, with the vast majority living in rural areas. Demand is set to skyrocket, projected to triple 2010 consumptions levels by 2030 (an amount three times that of the U.K.). Renewables make up just one percent of the energy on the continent. Falling costs

Impact Capitalism Summit: Building An Economy That Works For All (Chicago, Apr 25-26)

ImpactAlpha will join over 250 institutional investors for the 8th Impact Capitalism Summit on April 25-26 in Chicago to talk climate solutions, financial inclusion, education, and gender-lens investing. This year’s summit, The Path Ahead: Building An Economy That Works For All, will focus on the role of capital markets in creating an economy where opportunity

Omidyar Network pledges $100 million to fix global trust deficit

Omidyar Network has pledged $100 million to fix the global trust deficit. “A lack of government responsiveness and a growing distrust in institutions, especially the media, are eroding trust,” said Matt Bannick, managing partner of the philanthropic investment firm of eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar, and his wife, Pam. At the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England, the

New ESG products showcase sustainability in Latin America and…the future

IndexAmericas, a new benchmark from the Inter-American Development Bank and S-Network, was released yesterday in Buenos Aires. Formally named the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index, it recognizes companies in Latin America and the Caribbean based on performance against 172 environmental, social and governance indicators selected by the IDB, including 15 specific to the region. Also in

IDEO wants to increase opportunities for people living with disabilities

About a billion people around the world live with disabilities, and a disproportionate number live in poverty. They also face limited access to health, education, livelihood opportunities, fair wages, and support. Some of these areas have seen progress — even some breakthrough innovations. Although disability shows up in multiple Sustainable Development Goals, too few resources and investments are

What will business look like in the resource-scarce future?

2030 Projections about the billions of people set to join the global middle class by 2030 (it’s three billion) are often linked to estimates of growth in consumer spending (including on ImpactAlpha). But there’s a catch, says the World Resources Institute. “Current consumption patterns, even assuming efficiency improvements, put the global economy on an impossible