ImpactAlpha, Nov. 14 –From Moline, Illinois, John Deere & Co. directs operations in 180 countries and nearly $40 billion a year in revenues. To grow, the farm equipment and agtech giant is pointing its considerable research and investment capacity toward climate-change solutions for farmers. “They’re thinking about the whole spectrum: if climate is changing, how does
- Now that big private equity players are spinning up impact funds left and right, the impact of the rest of their investments is getting a lot more scrutiny as well.
- The bigger the protests, the better for investors.
- In a counter-intuitive shift, the estimated four million global youth climate strikers who took to the streets last week may be more pro-business than recalcitrant heads of state gathering at the United Nations intent on slow-walking climate action.
- By catalyzing a powerful political constituency for urgent climate action, protesters may accelerate the low-carbon transition and soften climate shock.
- The latest Returns on Investment podcast took another look at the study from Illumen Capital and Stanford SPARQ, released last month, that found that biases, implicit or otherwise, actually increase the better fund managers of color perform.
- The next dominoes to fall in the new logic of stakeholder capitalism: outmoded conceptions of 'fiduciary duty' and 'materiality.'
ImpactAlpha, April 14 – Don’t refer to conventional finance as ‘mainstream,’ ImpactAlpha’s David Bank said on The Call earlier this month. Call it ‘legacy finance’ in the same way the tech community refers to ‘legacy’ computer systems that are outdated but still in use. That was one takeaway from The Call No. 10, which took ImpactAlpha
- The latest Returns on Investment podcast takes on the challenge of how investors can help make sure workers get a better shake.