Argentina wants a slice of the impact investment pie

Attracting impact investors is part of Argentina President Mauricio Macri plan to rebuild the country’s investment environment. The country has for the most part been left out of the private investment game for the past 15 years, after an economic crisis in 1998 and currency crisis in 2002. Impact investing is no different. Mexico, Colombia and

Universal impact investors, recycling cell phones, Nigeria’s startup sector

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices Why that $200 hamburger may not maximize shareholder value after all. That two-dollar fast-food burger could cost up to $200 when you add in its carbon footprint, use of water use, degradation of the soil and the additional health care required by its production and distribution. By allowing the true

On the front lines of climate change, South Florida banks on climate resilience

Sea levels could rise three feet or more by 2060 in South Florida, where the ocean is already rising six times faster than the global average. At least 85,000 people, 53,000 homes and $21 billion in assets in greater Miami are located less than three feet above high tide. Coastal real estate already suffers from “sunny-day

Shell Foundation, FMO and DFID partner on fund targeting the UN Global Goals

The foundation and the Dutch and U.K. development institutions said the planned fund will invest in startups tackling global access to finance and energy. They provided few other details about the fund, which will launch in early 2018, including its size. In the past, the partners have mobilised €70 million ($82 million) in clean cookstove, financial services,

Bluffer’s guide to the climate talks, Panorama raises $16M, Argentina’s impact ambitions, managing…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices A bluffer’s guide to the Bonn — or is it Fiji? — climate talks. What a time for a small island state to host a UN climate summit, Ed King writes on ImpactAlpha. Fiji is the host of the climate talks now underway. But Suva, Fiji’s capital, was too small, so “Bonn — a city that

Climate markets beyond renewables, microfinance exit, driving inclusive growth, banking on climate…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Climate investors look beyond renewables as Bonn gets down to business. There’s a buzz on as world leaders gather in Bonn this week to push forward the global climate-action agenda: the world is awash in private capital — we just have to go get it. Last week’s $653 million financing package

Climate investors look beyond renewables as Bonn gets down to business

There’s a buzz on as world leaders gather in Bonn to push forward the global climate-action agenda: the world is awash in private capital — we just have to go get it. Last week’s $653 million financing package for a 752-megawatt solar park near Aswan in Egypt showed how deals can be put together. Bids for the 300-megawatt