Danone’s public benefit corp., startups tackle affordable housing, three keys to energy for all

#Dealflow: Follow the Money Danone to create a public benefit corporation to hold WhiteWave. The French multinational food company signaled it wants to preserve WhiteWave’s healthy vibe after completing its $10 billion acquisition of the U.S. dairy company. Danone Dairy and WhiteWave’s health-focused brands (including Horizon Organic, Silk and Earthbound Farm) will combine under the name

Minnesota foundations invest $17 million in affordable housing and small business bond

Minnesota foundations have invested $17 million in an affordable housing and small business bond. The McKnight and Bush foundations and the Otto Bremer Trust, along with other Minnesota foundations, are collaborating to back the Access Capital Community Investment Fund, a fixed-income bond fund managed by RBC Global Asset Management. The fund invests in mortgage-backed and municipal