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Wells Fargo’s move to block shareholder vote undermines ‘stakeholder’ commitments

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 drives alpha, and other lessons from ‘100% impact’ donor-advised funds

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

Listen to customers, not hypesters, about the impact of energy access

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