- The majority of young U.S. businesses—as much as 81% according to new research presented at last week’s Alternative Capital Summit in Denver—struggle to access venture capital or bank financing
- Bain Capital’s impact fund has invested an undisclosed amount to acquire two companies working in the in-home health sector
- Update: President Trump did indeed sign the Build Act into law, reshaping OPIC into the new U.S. International Development Finance Corp, with new investment tools and an expanded mandate.
- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and agencies in Massachusetts and New York are launching a three-year pay-for-success project to help veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy are designing a pay-for-success program designed to encourage hydroelectric plant owners to invest in forest conservation.
ImpactAlpha, October 2 – Veganism was bound to hit the mainstream financial markets, given all the private capital investing in a meat-free future. (Or, at least, a reared-animal meat-free future. There’s that lab-grown trend, after all.) Investment firm Beyond Investing launched last year to build a pipeline of public and private investments that are vegan-friendly.
- The World Bank’s new billion dollar “Accelerating Battery Storage for Development” program aims to triple installed battery capacity in developing countries by 2025.