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Call No. 24: Agents of Impact converge on financing solutions to ‘light every clinic’ (video)

The people and principles needed to solve the challenges of financing solar power for frontline health clinics were represented on ImpactAlpha’s Agents of Impact Call No. 24 earlier this month. Now we just have to put the pieces together.  “The people on the (Zoom) chat can fix this,” said energy strategist Michael Liebreich, as dozens

Investors see a ‘blue wave’ of growth opportunities in sustainability and inclusion

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 15 – “Pro-business” really does have a new meaning. Just a few weeks ago, U.S. investors were said to be fretting about higher taxes in a potential Biden administration. Judging from a growing batch of briefings, they’re now anticipating not only stability and stimulus, but sustainable growth (see, “Pro-business has a new meaning now”).

Aristata Capital looks for social benefits and lawsuit payouts with impact litigation fund

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 12 – It was only a matter of time before someone put an impact spin on litigation funds, which in recent years have attracted billions in investor capital. The draw: the rich returns in lawsuits that have the potential to rake in big awards. That’s the idea behind Aristata Capital, which is applying

Generate Capital forges $600 million partnership with sustainable energy financier Alturus

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 8 – Generate will take an undisclosed minority stake in Boston-based Alturus and provide up to $600 million in financing for energy efficiency projects that the companies will own and operate. The deal was the first announced by Generate since its $1 billion funding haul in February.  Both Generate and Alturus offer sustainable

Inside the scramble for solar financing as frontline public health clinics confront COVID

The African villages where they’re located might be considered ‘the last mile.’ But the primary public health clinics in those villages are better called “front line.” Frontline health clinics are first responders in the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 as they were in the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone and as they are

Greenhouse venture AppHarvest will reach the Nasdaq before its tomatoes reach consumers

ImpactAlpha, September 30 – High-tech greenhouse grower AppHarvest, which will go public via an acquisition by Novus Capital Corp., ticks the boxes for high impact and high profile. High-tech, sustainable agricultural production. Coal-country job creation. Bold-faced investors and board members like Martha Stewart, Narya Capital’s J.D. Vance, Lupa Systems’ James Murdoch, Inclusive Capital’s Jeffrey Ubben

Eight climate finance innovations that can help accelerate a green recovery

A new crop of financial solutions put of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance “address the climate emergency while providing much-needed sustainable recovery opportunities for overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic economic shock,” says Barbara Buchner of the Climate Policy Initiative.