The Reinvestment Fund, energy storage Series B, financing renewables in Central America, tech for…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Connecting capital markets and low-income communities. For decades, Don Hinkle-Brown has fantasized about having access to the public markets to raise capital for childcare centers and charter schools, grocery stores and health clinics, energy efficiency upgrades and small businesses in low-income communities. Now, he does, in 10 states and

Christian Super, LEAP for Latino entrepreneurs, new financial structures, think globally, implement…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Charting a course for increased institutional investor involvement with impact investing. Christian Super is not stopping with its 10% allocation to impact investments, which is already impressive for an institutional investor. To the more than AU$100 million out of its $1.3 billion portfolio, the Australian pension fund has committed

GSG Honorees, the World Banks on women, Darren Walker on transforming finance, agriculture and the…

Greetings from the GSG Summit in Chicago! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original The 2017 GSG Honorees: Proof points for a growing industry. Capital markets don’t build themselves. The past year’s growth in impact investing is a function of the hard work of impact entrepreneurs, asset owners, asset managers and market builders across geographies, asset classes and stages of

Bigger tent for impact, impact investing in Israel, high-level political forum, Brief Quiz №22

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Making the big tent of impact investing even bigger. Large pension and sovereign-wealth funds, along with other major asset owners and managers, are finally weighing social and environmental impact in their investment decisions. Such “mainstreaming” has long been a primary goal of impact investing’s early movers. So why are so

Global Steering Group coming to Chicago, Swiss Re all in on ESG, impact fund raises, artists as…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original On the heels of the G20 meeting in Hamburg comes the “Impact 16” in Chicago. That’s the number of countries, with the recent addition of Finland and Argentina, that have formed national advisory boards to accelerate the practice of impact investing. The awkwardly named Global Social Impact Investment Steering

Women’s livelihood bond, Lok Capital’s exits, economically targeted pension fund investments, the…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Dealflow: Follow the Money IIX raises $8 million with Women’s Livelihood Bond on Singapore Stock Exchange. The bond offered by the Impact Investment Exchange is expected to help 385,000 women in Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and other southeast Asian countries transition from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods. It will provide credit and loans to microfinance

Resilience in Brazil, Mirova buys Althelia, pandemic bonds, Brief Quiz №21

Hello ImpactAlpha readers! Many U.S. readers are heading out for a long weekend, and so are we. See you again next Wednesday. #Featured: Returns on Investment podcast Brazilian impact investors are resilient and optimistic. With the economy in recession and the government in turmoil, Brazilian investors could be feeling glum. But Fernando Scodro of Grupo