Newlight Partners has committed $150 million to Leyline Renewable Capital, which backs renewable energy projects at the pre-development stage, where few other investors are willing to go.
- Building on its 18 years track record of local economy building, BALLE is rebranding as Common Future, with a focus on economic justice and shifting power.
- Philanthropy must deploy less co-investing strategies and be more willing to take lead, early, junior and gap-filling positions that draw in more capital to solutions that matter, says David Lynn of Mission Driven Finance.
The Gurgaon and Seoul-based startup offers utility payments, small loans and insurance products, like “mosquito insurance,” to India's prepaid mobile phone users.
The Boston-based venture capital firm will use its first fund to scale up its investment capabilities and build the clean energy pipeline for later-stage investors.
- Rather than viewing climate change as a threat, Africa’s investors should view it through the prism of opportunity, Michelle Kathryn Essomé, CEO of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Both companies are part of a hot “alternative protein” market promising to deliver more sustainable, cruelty-free proteins to feed a growing planet.