ImpactAlpha, Jan. 14 – Green banks are operating in two dozen countries and more than a dozen U.S. states, but establishing a national green bank in the U.S. has proved a stubborn challenge. With interest rates at historic lows – and global temperatures at historic highs – the timing may finally be right. Green banks
As impact investors, we need to focus not just on the portfolio companies, but also the financial structures upon which they are based, in order to truly change capitalism.
- By reshaping markets and transforming systems, catalytic investors are bridging not only capital gaps, but conceptual gaps about what may be possible.
The U.K.-based fintech startup helps workers alleviate financial stress by allowing them to tap unpaid wages as they earn them.
- Production of the staple commodity that feeds 3.5 billion people needs a radical overhaul to reduce emissions and build resiliency to climate change.
- An increasing number of investors are doing deals in the expectation of getting paid back perhaps three times their capital, from revenues generated by real customers, rather than waiting for the proverbial 10X payout from a skyhigh IPO or acquisition based on fantasies of endless growth.
- Companies that are not adequately addressing the “existential crisis” of climate change would be delisted from the London Stock Exchange under a Labour party government in the U.K.