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Five cleantech sectors that Bill Gates (and other Breakthrough investors) have their eye on

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $1 billion cleantech fund backed by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma and other big name investors, has identified five promising and underfunded priority areasfor investment. Blogging from Paris at the One Planet Summit, Gates writes the fund has brought on investors, company builders, scientists, and technologists. Breakthrough will

Introducing 2030 Finance, Aspiration’s $47 million raise, five Breakthrough energy innovations

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #ImpactAlpha Focus: 2030 Finance Introducing 2030 Finance, where ImpactAlpha tracks the global shift of capital. Looking back from 2030, it may be clear that a titanic shift already was underway by 2017. One by one, in clusters, and finally en masse, pension and sovereign-wealth funds, insurance companies and big banks, wealthy families and

Introducing 2030 Finance: Investors, meet the global goals

Looking back from 2030, it may be clear that a titanic shift already was underway by 2017. One by one, in clusters, and finally en masse, pension and sovereign-wealth funds, insurance companies and big banks, wealthy families and even retail investors tilted their $300 trillion in private assets toward a better future. The rotation of global

Gary Community Investments leads affordable-housing initiative in Colorado

More than 250 community land trusts in the U.S. help low- and low-middle income families buy homes through use of a land-lease, in which the house is sold but the trust retains ownership of the land beneath it. Gary Community Investments, a venture philanthropy firm, joined Colorado Health Foundation, Northern Trust, and the Denver Foundation to

One Planet, coal’s last gasps, Rise Fund in Latin America, value of measurement, green…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Double Feature: ImpactAlpha Originals We’ll always have Paris, but is that enough to avert climate catastrophe?Global capital continued its lumbering rotation toward climate action at the One Planet summit. This week’s summit, perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to mobilize private capital for climate action, closed with an array of finance-related announcements,

We’ll always have Paris, but is that enough to avert climate catastrophe?

Climate Finance At One Planet summit, the mobilization of global capital for climate action is no match for the urgency of the challenge Glaciar Perito Moreno, El Calafate, Argentina l Photo credit: Agustin Lautaro By Eric J. Lyman. PARIS — Global capital continued its lumbering rotation toward climate action at the One Planet summit, but without anything like the

Last Gasps: Coal is taking its lumps but isn’t dead yet

By Eric J. Lyman PARIS — The announcements and pronouncements at French President Emmanuel Macron’s One Planet summit may leave the impression that coal is dead. But it’s too early to count the King out just yet. At Tuesday’s main event, French insurance giant AXA announced it would continue its march away from coal-related investments, resulting in 2.4 billion