- With climate change hard upon us, startups are aiming to scale techniques to suck tons of carbon out of the atmosphere
i(x) launched in 2016 to offer impact companies a more patient alternative to traditional venture capital and private equity-type investments. The holding company has now raised $12 million in its own Series A investment round.
- The pension fund is committing $250 million to Impactive Capital, a woman- and minority-run hedge fund that will take an activist approach to responsible, long-term investing.
- The company's Series B was backed by energy-focused investment firm Energize Ventures, impact investor SYSTEMIQ, and insurance firms QBE, Mitsui MS&AD and Nephila.
- It has become a minor tradition for ImpactAlpha (a media sponsor of the Economist conference) to “name check” the headliners.
- 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.
- Climate change and inequality are getting worse as the technologies to solve them are getting better. Something’s got to give.