Hello ImpactAlpha readers! Some evening reading for your impact pleasure. #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Building a social capital market in Asia. As one of the first female Bangladeshi investment bankers on Wall Street, Durreen Shahnaz came to appreciate the immense power of financial markets. She went on to roles at the World Bank and Grameen Bank.
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
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
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
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
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
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