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.
- 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 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.
Both companies are part of a hot “alternative protein” market promising to deliver more sustainable, cruelty-free proteins to feed a growing planet.
- Solving malnutrition will require a significant capital infusion in a more local, more sustainable, global food system able to deliver more affordable healthy food. That’s a big opportunity for impact investors.
The Feelsgood Fund, Croatia's third venture capital fund, will invest in startups addressing financial inclusion, agriculture and farming, the circular economy, education and healthcare.
The 2.7 million women Kiva has reached inform the types of products and services the organization backs, in order to have the most impact on financial inclusion.