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Exxon shareholders buck management on climate, Toro’s India health fund, new status quo for small…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Exxon shareholders vote ‘Yes’ on global climate action.The Paris climate agreement was not on the ballot at ExxonMobil. But 62.3 percent of shareholders — reportedly including BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard — want the oil giant to analyze the impact of reduced demand through 2040 from policies to keep the rise in global

Nominate now for GSG Honors, Reid Hoffman’s big bet, transcending Trump on climate, Nordic…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: GSG Honors Sir Ronald Cohen and the Global Steering Group to honor impact leaders — like you. A couple of months ago, ImpactAlpha asked for your “favorite impact investors.” The excellence of the dozens of suggestions drove home the need for a more formal process. Now, ImpactAlpha is delighted to partner with the Global

Follow Friday, impact exits, sustainable food system investing, this week’s quiz

Hello ImpactAlpha readers! Our U.S. readers already are well into Memorial Day weekend, the semi-official kickoff of summer, when we also remember our war dead. We’ll be off on Monday, but back on Tuesday, with a kickoff of our own. #Featured: Follow Friday This is the 17th week and 89th issue of The Brief. Close followers of

Impact investing in South Korea, small is beautiful in East Africa, global goals begin at home

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Dealflow: Follow the Money Impact Finance Korea to bring private capital to social spending gap. South Korea is getting its first big taste of impact investing. Former deputy prime minister and finance minister Lee Hun Jai is launching a private impact investing firm to raise 200 billion won ($179 million) to focus on

Debate night, African agribusiness loans, microfinance for refugees, renewable jobs

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Debate Night ‘No compromise’ vs. ‘deep impact’ as impact investing titans face off. Do impact investors need to compromise between financial and social returns? The longest-running debate in impact investing goes live tonight at 6:30 ET, as Acumen streams a formal debate on its Facebook page. On the ‘have your cake and

Getting down with the SDGs (podcast), fintech and urbantech, Etsy’s purpose

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ROI Podcast Are you down with the SDGs? Yeah, you know me. Our host, Brian Walsh of Liquidnet, serves up a softball pop-culture reference in our latest Returns on Investment podcast. Which David Bank, our editor, completely muffs. ImpactAlpha regulars know we are indeed down with the SDGs, or the Sustainable Development

Israeli tech for impact, Saudis back women’s fund, Islamic finance for inclusive development

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Turning Israeli tech toward sustainable development. With President Trump in Israel, we asked Cecile Blilious of Impact First Investments to brief The Brief on Israel’s emerging impact investing ecosystem. “Israel wears its crown proudly as a ‘startup nation,’” Blilious writes. Israel’s technological prowess and entrepreneurial zeal makes the positive vision