Can business go high, South Africa’s independent media, globalization and social entrepreneurship…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original From ‘condemn and disband’ to ‘invest and transform.’ Was the mass resignation of the country’s top CEOs from the Trump Administration a momentary reflex? Or the catalyst for collective and purposeful social leadership from business on the grand challenges of our time? American CEOs took collective action to reject Trump’s

Unnatural disasters, unshackled immigrants, rise of the global rest, self-taxing cars

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Unnatural disasters. The devastation from Hurricane Harvey again made clear that so-called natural disasters inflict disproportionate suffering on the poor and minorities. “Nature isn’t racist, nature doesn’t target the poor,” tweeted Tulane University’s Andy Horowitz, author of How to Sink New Orleans: Katrina’s History, America’s Tragedy. “If you see disparate

Useful impact data, lab-grown meat, Rise Fund’s under-30 challenge, Mexican impact bonds

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! We’re ba-a-ack. #Featured: Open Mic Impact Management: How the right data can drive performance for people and the planet. All investments have an impact. But what type of impact and how does it compare? Bridges Fund Management facilitated the Impact Management Project, a group of more than 700 impact practitioners backed by the

ICYM the Brief, Nigeria’s Releaf to Y-Combinator, global goal preferences, investing in…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! We’re taking a brief hiatus. A Brief, hiatus. Time to catch our collective breaths. We’ll see you again on August 28. Please continue to send through deals, news and other announcements. Onward! #Featured: The Brief Quiz №27 The “we-wish-ignorance-weren’t-bliss” edition. What’s Lean Data? How might bitcoin impact the remittance market? And, what’s been

Friends of ImpactAlpha, dance incubator, uncharted food access, sustainability signals, bitcoin’s…

Greetings, FOIAs! #Featured: Editor’s Note Dear Friends of ImpactAlpha. The new ImpactAlpha is wrapping up its first season and gearing up for a breakthrough fall and new year. As we head into a two-week August recess, we wanted to thank you, for being readers, contributors, supporters and all-around FOIAs (Friends of ImpactAlpha). We say ‘new’ because

Blue Haven opens up, inclusive ag #dealflow, how enterprises view impact measurement, LED…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Returns on Investment podcast The Blue Haven Initiative opens up. The Blue Haven Initiative was one of the earliest family offices to commit 100% of its assets to impact. At more than $500 million, it’s one of the biggest to make that commitment. And it’s one of the first to share

Smallholder farmers are investable, boosting internet access, neighborhood economics, battling…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Smallholder farmers are investable. And we have the data to show it. ImpactAlpha rounded up its year-to-date coverage of about three dozen deals and 10 new funds targeting inclusive agriculture — food production markets that buy from and sell to the world’s half-billion smallholder farmers. Then we partnered with the experts at