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#Dealflow 7.11.16: Vegan Leather, Sustainable Food, Green Energy and Supply-Chain Transparency

Institutional investors are seeing the potential in the kinds of products and services that will be key to a more sustainable future. That’s the theme of this week’s #Dealflow, which features investments by Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund Temasek (in lab-grown “vegan leather,” no less) and Canadian insurance co-operative The Co-Operators in a healthy food and

#Dealflow 6.30.16: Capria Launches $100 Million Fund, Raises by UnCommon Cacao, Impact Engine and More

Regular readers of ImpactAlpha know we’ve been following (here and here) the development of Capria, an impact investing fund with a novel strategy — incubating and investing in first-time impact fund managers who can then leverage Capria’s investment to raise additional funds and seed dozens if not hundreds of impact enterprises around the world. It turns out President

ImPact Primer: How Global Trends are Driving Impact Investments in Real Assets

Increasing urbanization in the developing world, resource scarcity, population growth, and climate change are creating investment opportunities in real assets. https://medium.com/media/931686666222591e0bb3ac6897853f11/href These investments can produce tangible, scalable impact alongside attractive financial returns. The ImPact primer on real assets, the fourth in its asset class series, explores two categories of investment opportunities in real assets. A few

#Dealflow 6.23.16: Funds Boost Global Entrepreneurship, Chan-Zuckerberg Backs Andela, and a Bump for Diabetes Prevention

There’s nothing like a gathering of more than a thousand global entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley, headlined by President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, to bring out the announcements of new funds and initiatives. The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit is in full swing at Stanford University, so we are

ImPact Primer: How to Get Started in Early-Stage Impact Investing

Families looking for innovation and entrepreneurship can invest in mission-driven early-stage startup companies , either directly or through a fund manager. https://medium.com/media/931686666222591e0bb3ac6897853f11/href Direct Investment can create invaluable experiences for a family, cultivating a family’s entrepreneurial legacy and creating learning opportunities within a new industry or market. Ian Simmons and Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative (BHI)

ImPact Primer: Can You Drive Impact Through Public Equity Investing? Here’s How

The ImPact, a new investor network aiming to normalize impact investing among the world’s wealthiest families, tackles public equities, an often overlooked asset class in impact investing, in the second primer in its asset class series. https://medium.com/media/931686666222591e0bb3ac6897853f11/href The report, Public Equity and Impact Investing, explores the diversity and demonstrable track records that make public equity strategies

ImPact Primer: How to Get Started in Fixed-Income Impact Investing

Fixed-income impact investments can provide all the benefits of many traditional fixed income products — stable income, high liquidity, and a relatively low risk profile — plus high scalable impact. https://medium.com/media/931686666222591e0bb3ac6897853f11/href Bonds are the most common type of fixed-income product and present a growing range of impact investing options. Municipal bonds are a natural fit as they fund projects for