EDP backs SolarWorks’ off-grid expansion in Southern Africa

ImpactAlpha, October 8 – The Madrid-based renewable energy company, EDP Renováveis, has invested €2 million ($2.3 million) for a minority stake in Dutch off-grid solar venture SolarWorks. SolarWorks provides pay as you go home solar systems in Mozambique, where only 24% of the population has access to electricity. The capital will be used to support SolarWorks’

Beyond Advisors’ Vegan ETF will screen out animal cruelty

ImpactAlpha, October 2 – Veganism was bound to hit the mainstream financial markets, given all the private capital investing in a meat-free future. (Or, at least, a reared-animal meat-free future. There’s that lab-grown trend, after all.) Investment firm Beyond Investing launched last year to build a pipeline of public and private investments that are vegan-friendly.

Six steps for expanding impact investment products that advance the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Progress towards mobilizing investment towards the Sustainable Development Goals has been slow and thin, write Rockefeller Foundation’s Lorenzo Bernasconi and Carolien de Bruin and Josephine Damstra of C-Change, an Amsterdam-based impact strategy consultant.
  • They call for solutions “to achieving a step-change in the number and scale of ‘fit-for- purpose’ investment products that are SDG-aligned."