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Impact drives growth, artisan marketplaces, free-trade carbon, tapping the $12 trillion…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices Investors discover that impact drives growth (just don’t call it impact investing). As an investment firm focused on college affordability and completion, University Ventures pays close attention to the impact of its investments on students. “Our portfolio companies are achieving growth because they achieve impact,” writes co-founder and managing partner

58 gender-lens funds and 25 responsible universal owners, Standard Life’s SDG fund, China’s climate…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Meet 58 venture capital funds that are betting on women around the world. The rising social and economic power of women is a global mega-trend that venture capital is beginning to notice. Suzanne Biegel, a longtime gender lens investor and advisor, and the team at the Wharton Social Impact

Financing Mexico’s missing middle, pay-as-you-go solar in Rwanda, startup (racial) equity…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original For Adobe Capital, competitive returns run through social ventures in Mexico. Rather than trying to hit a homerun with the next tech unicorn, Mexican venture capital firm Adobe is looking for 10 base hits with cash-flow positive firms delivering healthcare, education, affordable housing and alternative energy to Mexico’s new

Accelerating ImpactAlpha, Fiji’s green bond, deals Down Under, clean cooking to end energy poverty

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original ImpactAlpha joins The Information Accelerator to drive revenue growth.Blockchain for good. Women rising in India. The $2.5 trillion SDG challenge. Reviving American communities. Financing climate action. The (impact investing) beats go on. As the scope and scale and, frankly, impact of impact investing expands, ImpactAlpha is working hard to

Women Rising in India, Techstars’ impact accelerator, venture capital womans up, ready for change

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Special Report: Women Rising in India Women are rising to India’s challenges. The rising social and economic power of women in the next 20 years is a global megatrend bigger than the rise of India and China in the last 20. Powering that trend is the rise of women in those countries themselves,

Connecting with ImpactAlpha, Fenix acquisition, kickstarting sustainable ag, family affairs…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Connect with ImpactAlpha Did you know ImpactAlpha has an app? Well, sorta. ImpactAlpha lives on Medium. Download the Medium app and you’ll get access to our full archive, alerts when we publish articles and be able to read and share The Brief. Try it! Download the Medium app (Android, iTunes) from your

Community capital channels, Soros’ billions, tech stop: Middle America, long-term stock exchange

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Expanding the pool of capital for investments in low-income communities. Not long ago, most investments in community development finance institutions came from banks that needed to satisfy legal requirements under the Community Reinvestment Act. This year, a raft of public bond market and other fixed-income investment options have let