ImpactAlpha, May 21 – Dutch impact advisor Wire Group launched its first fund last year, after 10 years helping European family offices develop impact investing strategies and doing individual deals (see, “Wire Group’s new impact fund-of-funds offers global footprint for Dutch family offices“). It has raised €25 million toward a €60 million goal. Fund will
The San Francisco-based company launched five years ago to cut food waste by aggregating foods deemed unfit for supermarkets—misshapen apples, short pieces of pasta, broken shrimp—and delivering them directly to consumers.
The COVID pandemic has only underscored Olamina’s mission.
Some impact investment funds are reconsidering their portfolios and restructuring arrangements with companies hard hit by the COVID crisis. Others are pressing ahead with new investments in sectors that stand to grow in the emerging business environment. Bain Capital Double Impact is doing both.
The global health agency is tapping investors and donors for a $3 million vehicle to give low-income countries a boost in the hyper-competitive global market for personal protective equipment.
The Dutch bank’s Emerging Markets Impact Debt fund will act as a feeder fund for Symbiotics' newly listed emerging markets debt fund.
The Swedish startup Omocom offers “micro-insurance” for users of sharing platforms, which encourage people to use existing products longer.