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ImpactBase Snapshot: Funds Have Raised Less than Half Their Targets

Our friends over at ImpactBase have published the first analysis of the more than 300 impact funds in the database. Their conclusion: most impact investing funds remain young and hungry. The analysis, released by the Global Impact Investing Network, which operates ImpactBase, found that a whopping 70 percent have been launched since 2009. Only 13

Deutsche Bank Raises $50 Million in “Essential Capital”

Deutsche Bank has closed a five-year, $50 million social enterprise debt fund intended to help close the gap in early-stage financing for social enterprise startups. The Essential Capital Consortium Fund (ECC) has already made three loans including one to Arvand, a Tajikistan-based microfinance institution that makes “green loans” to consumers to purchase solar panels, clean

What Kind of Financing Do African Social Enterprises Need?

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Capetown in South Africa is conducting a survey on the funding needs of social enterprises in Africa. Social enterprises in Africa can participate in the survey to generate a clearer picture of their financing needs. The results will be used to promote African

Acquisition Gives Investors’ Circle Big Exit

Concerned about the shortage of exit opportunities for impact investments? Here’s one: Early-stage impact investing network Investors’ Circle announced an exit from its portfolio this week, as Boston Heart Diagnostics, a US-based health services firm with a proprietary blood test was acquired by Luxembourg-based Eurofins Scientific for  $140 million. “We were compelled by the social

Giant BlackRock to Roll Out Impact Investment Products

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with $4.65 trillion under management, said it is developing “scalable, innovative investment solutions that also meet clients’ desired societal outcomes.” It named Deborah Winshel, formerly of the Robin Hood Foundation, as the first head of BlackRock Impact. “Many clients are looking for investment opportunities that advance social and financial

Institutional Investor: Pension Funds Pick Equilibrium’s Permanent Crops Fund

Institutional Investor used the recent close of Equilibrium Capital’s $250 million ACM Permanent Crop Fund as an example of major pension funds warming to sustainable real assets. “In a coup for a first-time fund, the $103.6 billion Washington State Investment Board and the $13.2 billion Maine Public Employees Retirement System each committed $50 million,” writes

Will Women and Millennials Drive Social Investment Surge?

Younger investors and women are grabbing the attention of money managers as they start to move billions, even trillions, into social and environmentally responsible funds and companies. The broadest category of socially responsible investment — including, for example, mutual funds that screen out “negatives” such as alcohol and firearms — grew last year to $6.57