- A new UBS survey of 5,300 investors in ten global markets shows a clear link between views on returns and uptake of sustainable investments
- Advancements in tech, data and computer modeling are eliminating the costs of in-person farm visits by shifting to index-based products based on weather, satellite and area-yield data.
- A new report from the World Economic Forum touts the decentralized electronic ledger's potential as a game changer for sustainable development finance, among about a half-dozen or so other applications for environmental challenges.
Investment vehicles designed to boost access to fair and decent work, housing and capital are proliferating. In venture capital, for example, Harlem Capital, Backstage Capital, Kapor Capital and others are creating funds to put capital into the hands of minority entrepreneurs. Harlem Capital recent found 105 U.S.-based startups with black and Latino founders that raised
- Impact measurement and data collection have emerged as key focal points of philanthropic foundation efforts to ensure the opportunity zone capital flows to projects that deliver inclusive prosperity in underinvested communities.
- Currency routs in Argentina and Turkey, political and economical isolation in Russia, recession in South Africa: Economic and financial risks in emerging markets once again have investors on edge. But what does this mean for impact investors?
- The proposed International Entrepreneurship Rule, which would allow foreign-born entrepreneurs to remain in the U.S., is under attack from the Trump administration.
- From the other direction, Unshackled Ventures is raising a new fund specifically to invest in immigrant entrepreneurs.