- The platform, called The Big Exchange, aims to “make finance more inclusive,” by giving anyone with savings or a pension access to impact funds.
- Targeting, measuring and managing social impact can illuminate other investment factors as well.
- Some new tools generated by the cottage industry of global agencies and associations can help investors use impact analysis to manage risk, generate dealflow and spot opportunities.
- "This is not just a major milestone for social finance in Canada," said SVX's Adam Spence. "It is a watershed moment for our country as a whole."
- The Green for Growth Fund has loaned hundreds of millions of Euros to borrowers, ranging from a hydro-power developer in Albania, a bank in Egypt developing a line of green finance products, and a financial institution in Ukraine helping households reduce energy costs and consumption.
- The U.S. development finance institution has agreed to invest the capital in impact investor Global Partnerships’ Impact-First Development Fund
- National Grid Partners, the venture arm of U.S. and U.K.-based energy utility National Grid, plans to invest $250 million over the next two to three years in clean and smart energy startups.
Capria Fund’s first close was anchored by $20 million from Vulcan Capital, the family office of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died last month. (Microsoft’s other co-founder, Bill Gates, is also an investor.) The Capria Fund will invest in the network of funds in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have gone through its fund-manager