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#Dealflow 6.23.16: Funds Boost Global Entrepreneurship, Chan-Zuckerberg Backs Andela, and a Bump for Diabetes Prevention

There’s nothing like a gathering of more than a thousand global entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley, headlined by President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, to bring out the announcements of new funds and initiatives. The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit is in full swing at Stanford University, so we are

Rising Tides: Debt-for-Nature Swaps Let Impact Investors Finance Climate Resilience  

A thousand miles off the coast of East Africa in the Western Indian Ocean lies the Republic of Seychelles, a nation of 115 islands with a population of just under 90,000. The Seychelles is known as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), but it is more accurately a Large Ocean Developing State (LODS): Like other

Turning Paris Climate Agreements Into Institutional-Ready Investments (Podcast)

https://medium.com/media/697e46c0cbcb9f523233eb5132cc226c/href But it’s going to take more than speeches or even treaties (which won’t go into effect until at least 2018, if not 2020) to move the billions, nay trillions, of dollars of investment capital needed to realize the agreement’s goals. In the latest Returns on Investment podcast from ImpactAlpha, Manuel Lewin, head of responsible

Ripe for Action: How a 20 Percent Cut in Food Waste Could Yield $100 Billion in Benefits

Quick! What do these issues have in common: food insecurity, water conservation, economic development, and climate change? All these pressing social and environmental concerns can be addressed by reducing food waste. A new Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20 Percent from the nonprofit consortium ReFED, shows how even a modest reduction of food waste over the next decade

The New Alternatives: Holding Companies that Build Assets and Impact of ‘Infinite Duration’

Impact investing may have gotten off on the wrong foot, with venture-capital style private equity funds that generally have to be liquidated after 10 years. This season’s new style: Permanently capitalized holding companies with long-term ownership stakes in operating companies that deliver real benefits such as food security, clean water and climate mitigation. A recent example

Ecosystem ‘Restoration Economy’ Drives Growth, Creates Jobs

Restoration of wetlands, wildlife habitats and other natural ecosystems is a job creator, not a job killer.  Our recent national survey, “Estimating the Size and Impact of the Ecological Restoration Economy,” has determined that the U.S. ecological restoration industry directly employs nearly 126,000 workers and generates approximately $9.5 billion in economic output (sales) annually. Our research team, comprised of

ImpactAlpha’s #DealFlow 3.4.2016: Kiva Aims to Finance One Million Women Entrepreneurs

Kiva partnership introduces women-focused fund. A crowdfunding platform focusing on women entrepreneurs has been jointly launched by Kiva, the U.S. State Department and the Inter-American Development Bank. The fund aims to raise capital to support one million women-owned businesses in the Caribbean and Latin America over the next five years. It will leverage Kiva’s crowdfunding