Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Nov. 16

  • Richelieu Dennis saw something of his own story in Mayvenn, which sells hair products, primarily to African-American women, through a distribution network of local stylists. So his Essence Ventures led Mayvenn’s recent $23 million round of funding.

Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Nov. 9

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! “Follow the talent” is one of our mantras as ImpactAlpha covers the daily beat of impact investing. Smart, passionate Agents of Impact are driving change within their organizations and across financial markets. You might call such people a collection of leading indicators. Now, we’re rounding up our daily Follow the Talent section

3S India: Delivering dignified sanitation through technology and finance

India is starting to catch up to Rajeev Kher. Kher set out in 1999 to tackle one of present day India’s biggest challenges — sanitation. Now, the country is racing to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deadline for ending open defecation in India by Oct. 2, 2019, Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday. A half-billion Indians still defecate in the