- In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, agriculture finance experts from ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab discuss how to “get smart” about donor objectives, about impact returns and about blending capital.
Rabobank's U.S.-based agricultural finance arm is rolling out a loan product to help farmers' weather income fluctuations during the three-year organic certification process.
- Packard Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation backed the fund with low-cost debt program-related investments, with a goal to “build a new asset class where none currently exists,” Packard’s Susan Phinney Silver told ImpactAlpha.
- 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.