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Smallholder farmers are investable, boosting internet access, neighborhood economics, battling…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Smallholder farmers are investable. And we have the data to show it. ImpactAlpha rounded up its year-to-date coverage of about three dozen deals and 10 new funds targeting inclusive agriculture — food production markets that buy from and sell to the world’s half-billion smallholder farmers. Then we partnered with the experts at

Busting the metrics myth, Obama staffers back “political tech,” Nobel for impact, forests are a…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Operation Impact pt. 2: Measuring impact at lower cost for higher value. Here’s an impact-investing myth that needs busting: The proliferation of social-impact metrics and frameworks is giving front-line employees, managers and investors the kind of data they need to improve their operations — and deliver genuine impact. Sadly not, says Tom Adams,

ICYM The Brief, climate-smart insurance, sustainability bump, AI’s economic impact, Brief Quiz №26

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: The Brief Quiz №26 Cheap puns, terrible quotes and no regard for the truth edition. The GIIN has a question for you. What is it? Chan & Zuck are investing their social-change billions. How? The “Great Green Wall” is where? If you couldn’t answer three simple questions, you’d better take this week’s Brief

$75M to make the impossible possible, Hustle hustles, diversity dividends, India’s health-tech race

Hello ImpactAlpha readers! It’s getting late, so let’s jump right in. #Dealflow: Follow the Money Impossible Foods raises a juicy $75 million for its meatless burgers. Big investors and big ticket sizes are matching the big “alternative protein” opportunity as growing incomes and populations drive demand for protein. With the meat industry contributing nearly one-fifth of global

Impact ETFs, tech for the visually-impaired, education’s OpenTable, inclusion through inclusion…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! What will impact investing look like in 2030? Our friends at the Global Impact Investing Network are working on a roadmap to accelerate impact investing toward the next stage of market development. You can have your say on what needs to be done and share your vision for the future in a

Food distribution in Kenya, BridgeBuilder winners, support for local entrepreneurs

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Dealflow: Follow the Money Twiga Foods raises $10.3 million to connect Kenyan farmers and vendors.Twiga, a logistics company and tech platform, has become one of Kenya’s largest distributors of basic food items. The company, launched in 2014, buys produce from Kenyan farmers and delivers it to urban markets and kiosks to improve Nairobi’s

Operation impact, prescription drug transparency, tech-driven resource efficiency, Africa’s Great…

Hello ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Operation Impact: Four practical innovations from impact investing problem-solvers. The Case Foundation’s Rehana Nathoo kicks off a four-part series on ImpactAlpha to share lessons learned in changing investment culture, practice, expectations and habits to enable a new level of impact. Over the next month or so, we’ll feature pieces from