- Investors are increasingly pressing oil companies to account for their climate risk under the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
- Between 2012 and 2015 development finance unlocked some $81 billion in private capital for global development. Only $5.5 billion, or less than 7% of the total, ended up in one of the world’s 47 least development countries.
- Mayvenn's success highlights both the financial and impact potential of businesses driving efficiency and transparency in what Impact America's Kesha Cash calls “billion-dollar pain points” in overlooked and marginalized communities.
- The $23-billion-and-rising market is still dominated by manufacturers like Kimberley–Clark, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson. But companies like Cora, Lola, and now Rael, are tapping into women’s growing concerns about the chemical additives and environmental sustainability of their menstrual products.
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- Sure, automation and the gig economy can undermine quality jobs with good wages, reliable benefits, advance opportunities and paths to ownership. Likely more culpable: Short-term investment strategies that pressure companies into squeezing workers and disgorging cash.
- Institutional investors have a growing awareness of the systemic risk posed by climate change. Investors have been slower to appreciate the possibly greater risks of increasing income inequality.