- 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.
- 'Regulatory sandboxes' have have caught on as a way to allow for controlled experimentation in regulation-heavy sectors such as finance and energy. Can they be used to foster a creative culture in environmental restoration?
- Impact investors can’t invest their way out of structural problems. More than 55 impact investors are putting a “whole-system” lens on issues like inequality, discrimination and resource exploitation.
World Vision is tapping a uniquely Australian bond structure to raise A$20 million to expand its microfinance services.
- A wave of digital and financial innovation is changing perceptions around the profitability of lending to small farmers in emerging markets.
- 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.