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What we know about Abraaj’s $1B health fund — and the mystery of the firm’s finances

  • Arif Naqvi... is suddenly playing defense while building 21st-century health networks for megacities of the global South.
  • ImpactAlpha is continuing to track... the fallout from the dispute over the Abraaj Group’s finances. Among the developments since this story on the health fund and the original dispute...

Philadelphia underestimated no more, Swell’s $30 million, The Worker’s Lab, tragedy of the horizon

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha original The Patriots (and Vikings and Falcons) underestimated the Eagles, just as investors have misjudged Philadelphia and other cities like it. An underdog Super Bowl victory provides an all-too-easy opportunity for metaphors and deep thoughts, but indulge us — it’s only been 24 hours. ImpactAlpha’s Dennis Price joined other happy Philadelphians in

The Brief’s Big Ten: Entrepreneurial revival, climate-risk reckoning, Cape Town’s Day Zero, PGGM’s…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Tell us about the revival underway in your city or town. The periodic awakenings in American history, often born out of cultural and economic stress, created new forms of inclusion and regeneration. Revivals brought people together across lines of class, race and gender, in cities and on farms, challenging elites and arousing

Cape Town offers an urgent test case for investments in water

Cape Town has just over two months of water reserves left for its four million residents. In the third year of a severe drought, the city has become a global symbol of the imminent threat of climate change, as city officials scramble to prepare for “Day Zero.” Locals complain that clear warnings of a crisis

Investors wake up to a $2.3 trillion opportunity in sustainable food and agriculture

A 2015 report cast the opportunity to secure the world’s food supply by 2030 as a $2.3 trillion annual opportunity that could create 80 million jobs, 90% of them in developing countries. Areas of opportunity included better fertilizers, improved data analysis, sustainable production and aquaculture, innovations in food processing and logistics and reductions in food waste.

Pension funds demand climate risk disclosure, a New Orleans revival, Mark Cuban’s student debt…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original No Excuses: Pension funds tell companies to account for, disclose, and reduce carbon risk. It’s been easy for some corporations to reach for reasons not to act on climate change, or at least not to tell anybody what they’re doing. Not anymore. The “Investor Agenda” presented at the biannual

Pension funds tell companies: ‘No excuses’ for inaction on climate change

It’s been easy for some corporations to reach for reasons not to act on climate change, or at least not to tell anybody what they’re doing. Not anymore. At first glance, the “Investor Agenda” presented at the biannual Climate Risk conference in New York might seem full of bland platitudes. But the four-part plan includes a