Women Rising: Year in Review. Money moving, norms changing, more to come

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Year in Review: Women Rising This year, #MeToo became the shorthand for a long-overdue reckoning with sexual assault and harassment. Next year, it is our hope that every #MeToo story is matched by examples of capital backing women-led and women-focused ventures, funds and investment products. That would move the needle on Sustainable Development

The Brief’s Big Ten: 2030 Finance, tax-cut casualties, investing in Detroit, Colorado and Virginia

Good Friday evening, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: The Brief’s Big Ten 1. Introducing 2030 Finance, where ImpactAlpha tracks the global shift of capital. The tagline for our new sub-site, 2030 Finance: “Investors meet the global goals.” That’s both a description, as more investors find the Sustainable Development Goals and the global climate agreement to be powerful drivers

Lessons in early-stage investing, entrepreneurs of color in Detroit, aim healthy, tax-bill hurt

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Ten lessons from a decade of early-stage impact investing. Sky Lance and his partners at SustainVC bet on a provocative investment thesis: Early-stage companies solving big problems that are overlooked by Silicon Valley investors could yield positive returns and high impact. In the decade since then, SustainVC has invested

Introducing 2030 Finance, Aspiration’s $47 million raise, five Breakthrough energy innovations

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #ImpactAlpha Focus: 2030 Finance Introducing 2030 Finance, where ImpactAlpha tracks the global shift of capital. Looking back from 2030, it may be clear that a titanic shift already was underway by 2017. One by one, in clusters, and finally en masse, pension and sovereign-wealth funds, insurance companies and big banks, wealthy families and

One Planet, coal’s last gasps, Rise Fund in Latin America, value of measurement, green…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Double Feature: ImpactAlpha Originals We’ll always have Paris, but is that enough to avert climate catastrophe?Global capital continued its lumbering rotation toward climate action at the One Planet summit. This week’s summit, perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to mobilize private capital for climate action, closed with an array of finance-related announcements,

Climate action in Paris, affordable housing in Colorado, entrepreneurial ecosystem in Virginia

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original One Planet: Macron mobilizes capital for climate action, with a French accent. President Emmanuel Macron of France is moving to fill the vacuum in climate action leadership left by President Trump — and to position France at the center of a global capital shift. Macron’s “One Planet” summit Tuesday will mark

Own Your Impact edition: Steve Case’s impact argument, gender lens culture shift, beyond…

Good Friday evening, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: The Brief’s Big Eight: Own Your Impact Edition 1. SteveCase walks back his comments to The New York Times — onImpactAlpha. “I wanted to set the record straight: I absolutely believe that impact investing can produce the same sort of market returns that other types of investing can achieve,” Case writes in