The new fiduciary duty demands a single framework for measuring impact

  • A single coherent, verifiable standard for measurement will expose ‘impact washing’ – the biggest threat to building investor trust – and boost assets to a point where we can plug the financing gap to achieve the SDGs.  

Empowering communities to take ownership of their own Opportunity Zones

  • A common thread throughout the Forbes Opportunity Zones Summit in Newark this week: Ensuring those living and working in Opportunity Zones are empowered to use the tax incentive to take an ownership stake in their own neighborhoods.

Hacking community lending to interrupt racial bias in ‘appraised value’

  • "No nonprofit or small business should have to raise more money to serve kids in communities of color than they would have to raise to serve kids in white communities," writes Joe Neri of IFF in a guest post on ImpactAlpha.

Key ingredient in the blended-finance blend: revenues

  • "To put it bluntly, if you want investors, you have to present a revenue line," says Convergence's Joan Larrea.