- 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.
- “There’s a mismatch between demand for sustainably grown products and the desire to support sustainable farming, and the capital available to farmers,” says Dan Miller, who has launched Steward, a new investment platform that aims to tap the power of small investors to bridge the funding gap for independent farmers.
- San Francisco and Los Angeles are moving forward with plans to create city-owned banks after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill last week to allow for the creation of city-owned banks.
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.
Medellín-based Sempli is an online lender that provides working capital loans to Colombia’s small businesses, which struggle to access affordable financial products.