One of the first acts of new Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf when he joined the bank last October was to sign onto the new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation promoted by the Business Roundtable. A few months earlier, more than 180 CEOs had declared a new era in which they would pay
Impact can drive alpha—but market-beating returns are hard to come by in short-term investments. An impact portfolio that’s not under regular review is probably losing its impact. Assessing true impact at the community level grows more challenging as impact investments scale. RSF Social Finance learned all these things from the impact portfolio created for the
Few would dispute that for many of the 840 million people without access to electricity globally, off-grid solutions will be essential to improving livelihoods for many of the poorest and most remote households and enterprises. That said, as impact-first investors, we should not be content with a headline and a picture of a satisfied rural
In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, Convergence’s Adhiti Gupta makes the case that more funding to de-risk the design and structuring of blended-finance vehicles could accelerate the development of the market.
In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, Hewlett’s Marilyn Waite details the new partnership and makes the case that approach should be replicated by governments globally.
As impact investors, we need to focus not just on the portfolio companies, but also the financial structures upon which they are based, in order to truly change capitalism.