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Why Rise of the Rest should own impact, Propel Capital’s civic tech fund, cleantech investing 2.0,

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices Yes, Steve Case, there is impact alpha. As more money folks embrace impact investing, it seems some impact folks are running away. The latest case in point, so to speak, is Steve Case, who took pains to make clear to The New York Times that his new Rise of the

India’s one-line revolution, big-name backers for Rise of the Rest, fintech in LATAM and MENA…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original The one-line revolution in land rights in rural India. Suchitra Dey and her husband, a truck driver, had struggled for years to earn a living, taking odd jobs and selling vegetables. Seven years ago, Dey and her family finally got a small plot of their own, in the West

Tax cut complicity, social justice ETFs, finding Einsteins, the $600B global goal opportunity in…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Complicit: Where are impact investors as the tax bill transfers wealth to the rich? Talk about a meme whose time has come. “Complicit” is the word of the year, according to Dictionary.com, which made the selection even before the last few holdouts among Senate Republicans traded their votes for

The Brief’s Big Ten: Women rising higher, brain gain in Latin America, upping the philanthropic…

Good Friday evening, ImpactAlpha readers! What is it about women and impact investing? I’m just back from the annual High Water Women conference in New York, which made even more clear the leadership role women are playing in transforming finance. The point was made most bluntly in the afternoon talk by Sara Brand of True

Comparing online impact advisors, maternal health impact bond, West Africa’s startup landscape…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices Eleven online platforms that let you — yes, you — make socially responsible investments right now. ImpactAlpha spills a lot of digital ink on private-market impact investing. Most of that is inaccessible to “unaccredited” investors who don’t already have considerable assets. Now, a growing number of public-market offerings are allowing smaller, retail investors to

Philanthropy’s saving graces, Nobel sustainability fund, talent-tech merger, day two at GES, future…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices Three saving graces that can help foundations dodge three deadly perils. Clara Miller, the outgoing president of the F.B. Heron Foundation, lobbed a challenge at her foundation peers from the stage at last month’s SOCAP conference in San Francisco. “We can be comfortable but increasingly irrelevant,” Miller said. “Or we

Follow the (female) talent in India, $100M fund for women founders of color, notes from the global…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Feature: ImpactAlpha Original Meet one of the first women factory managers in India’s premier tea region. At Jungpana, a remote tea estate in Darjeeling, India’s famous tea growing region, two dozen women gingerly move through the fields and quickly pluck the “two leaves and a bud” that make up the harvested tea