How investors can drive the shift from shareholder primacy to stakeholder capitalism

  • Sure, automation and the gig economy can undermine quality jobs with good wages, reliable benefits, advance opportunities and paths to ownership. Likely more culpable: Short-term investment strategies that pressure companies into squeezing workers and disgorging cash.

Rockefeller and UBS Optimus test pay-for-success model for water purification

  • Social success note... UBS Optimus will loan $500,000 to Impact Water using a structure that reduces interest payments if Impact Water hits impact goals.
  • Bonus offer... Rockefeller, meanwhile, is offering an additional $200,000 to cover Impact Water’s loan interest and boost UBS’s returns if those targets are met.

OhmConnect raises $8.5 million to expand the “energy sharing” economy

  • 1,000 tons... OhmConnect says its 300,000 participants have prevented 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions and received $4 million in energy savings payments.
  • Series B... The company has raised $15 million since launching in 2014, including $8.5 million from its latest Series B round.