- Current impact investing measurement tools… fall short in assessing ventures’ future carbon-reduction potential
- A new tool… developed by the PRIME Coalition, the Boston nonprofit connecting families and foundations to climate ventures, and NYSERDA, New York State’s energy innovation agency, assess companies’ potential for climate impact as they scale up.
- PRIME is keen to engage... other investors streamline the tools and explore its use across other sectors.
- Bipartisan support... A proposal for a new United States Development Finance Institution has bipartisan momentum in a politically polarized Washington.
- To get it right... the architects should expand the institution's set of financing tools and embed impact management in the organization's DNA, say Dalberg's Kusi Hornberger and Shyam Sundaram...
- Index funds should focus... on how gun sales gun affect the systems on which all of the companies in the index depend, says B-Lab's legal head Rick Alexander.
- A fiduciary... must think systemically in order to serve the interests of investors.
- This means... an investment steward can forgo a gain at an individual company to preserve systemic value, and the value of an entire portfolio.
- Many impact investors...believe that holding positions in public companies can lead to positive impact because of the ability to pressure management through shareholder proposals
- A recent SEC action highlights... however, the limitations of shareholder activism under federal and state law....
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