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Q&A with Annie Chen, from ride-hailing to financial services, Fellow Travelers Part II

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Annie Chen’s path to a 100% sustainable and mission-aligned portfolio. ImpactAlpha caught up with the Hong Kong impact investor at this week’s Asian Venture Philanthropy Network conference in Bangkok. Among the nuggets: Chen’s RS Group will be doing more direct deals in key impact themes. She’s creating a Sustainable

Q & A with Annie Chen: The path to a 100% sustainable and mission-aligned portfolio

Born and raised in a wealthy family in Hong Kong, Annie Chen went to college and law school in the U.S. After a decade as a tax lawyer in San Francisco and Hong Kong, Annie Chen took over management of her three-generation family office in 2008, and founded RS Group to manage her own wealth. Her

Driving job growth in Asia with investments in global goal “hotspots”

Businesses serving Asian markets could capture more than 40 percent of the projected $12 trillion in new revenues and cost savings from solutions targeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The $5 trillion estimate for Asia’s chunk of the SDG booty comes in a follow-on report to January’s Better Business, Better World business case for the

Oceans on deck, indoor farms in the Mideast, Asia’s hotspots, a merchant bank for social ventures?

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original It’s all-oceans, all week at the Ocean Conference at the United Nations. The running list of 645 “commitments” in advance of the weeklong conference to clean up the seas, restore fisheries and slow coral bleaching and meet Sustainable Development Goal №14 now totals nearly $7 billion from governments. But

Exxon shareholders are voting today on the Paris agreement

All eyes on Exxon today, after Occidental Petroleum shareholders voted overwhelmingly to urge the company to assess its carbon risk. Exxon has stepped up the pressure to vote against the resolution. But they’ve caved on the issue itself, and promise to take carbon-risk seriously. Either way, the reality of carbon-math kicks in. What makes this

Impact Finance Korea to bring private capital to social spending gap

South Korea is getting its first big taste of impact investing. Former deputy prime minister and finance minister Lee Hun Jai is launching a private impact investing firm to raise 200 billion won ($179 million) to focus on small businesses and low-income entrepreneurs. Impact Finance Korea aims to raise $63 million this year. Lee, who

Five things to know about the social (impact) scene in Asia

People with more than a passing interest in venture philanthropy and impact investing will meet in Bangkok next week for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s 2017 Conference, June 7-9. ImpactAlpha is a media sponsor of the event. We caught up briefly with Naina Batra, CEO of the network, who shared a few things we thought you